RANDY WHEELER
Offensive Tackle
1993-1996
Hartsville, SC
Biography
Wheeler was one of the top linemen in the state in 1992 when he was named All-Area, All-State and played in the Shrine Bowl. Blue Chip Magazine and SuperPrep Magazine also named him to their All-America teams that year. Wheeler signed on with the Gamecocks over Auburn, Virginia and East Carolina. He played defensive end as a true freshman, earning one start (Vanderbilt), a game in which he also recorded a sack. Wheeler moved to the offensive line as a sophomore and started all but one game (Kentucky). He would go on to start every game in 1995 and 1996, earning second team All-SEC honors in 96, a year in which he was also a co-captain. Wheeler played in the Blue-Gray Game in December 1996 and then made the Miami Dolphins in 1997 as an undrafted free agent. The Dolphins allocated him to NFL Europe in 1998 where he played for the Rhein Fire. Wheeler was paralyzed in an auto accident in July 1998 on his way to training camp, ending his NFL career. He currently lives in Lamar and still attends USC games.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Hartsville Hartsville, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1993 Program vs Vanderbilt 75 DL 6-3 285 Fr 1 1
1994 Spring 1994 75 OT 6-3 279 So
1994 Program vs Mississippi State 75 OT 6-3 279 So 11 11
1995 Media Guide 75 OT 6-3 308 Jr 11 11
1996 Program vs Georgia 75 OT 6-2 296 Sr 11 11
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1994 Spring Game (Unofficial) Right Tackle Starter
10/15/1994 vs Mississippi State Tight Tackle Starter
1995 Media Guide Tight Tackle Starter
9/2/1995 vs Georgia Tight Tackle Starter
9/14/1996 vs Georgia Right Tackle Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Top Ten Offensive Tackles (1975-2005)
Honors
AwardYear
1996 All-SEC 2nd Team
1996 Blue-Gray Game
1996 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1993 11 11 22 0.0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0
Tot 11 11 22 0.0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1993-10-23 Vanderbilt Right Defensive End
1994-09-03 Georgia Tight Tackle
1994-09-10 Arkansas Tight Tackle
1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech Tight Tackle
1994-10-01 Louisiana State Tight Tackle
1994-10-08 East Carolina Tight Tackle
1994-10-15 Mississippi State Tight Tackle
1994-10-22 Vanderbilt Tight Tackle
1994-10-29 Tennessee Tight Tackle
1994-11-12 Florida Tight Tackle
1994-11-19 Clemson Tight Tackle
1995-01-02 West Virginia Tight Tackle
1995-09-02 Georgia Tight Tackle
1995-09-09 Arkansas Tight Tackle
1995-09-16 Louisiana Tech Tight Tackle
1995-09-23 Kentucky Tight Tackle
1995-09-30 Louisiana State Tight Tackle
1995-10-07 Kent State Tight Tackle
1995-10-14 Mississippi State Tight Tackle
1995-10-21 Vanderbilt Tight Tackle
1995-10-28 Tennessee Tight Tackle
1995-11-11 Florida Tight Tackle
1995-11-18 Clemson Tight Tackle
1996-09-07 Central Florida Right Tackle
1996-09-14 Georgia Right Tackle
1996-09-21 East Carolina Right Tackle
1996-09-28 Mississippi State Right Tackle
1996-10-05 Auburn Right Tackle
1996-10-12 Kentucky Right Tackle
1996-10-19 Arkansas Right Tackle
1996-10-26 Vanderbilt Right Tackle
1996-11-02 Tennessee Right Tackle
1996-11-16 Florida Right Tackle
1996-11-23 Clemson Right Tackle
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1993 1993-10-23 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 30 Ronnie Gordon sacked for loss of 4 (Randy Wheeler)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1993 1993-10-16 Mississippi State 1 10 USC 44 Davis rush for 5 (Randy Wheeler)
1993 1993-10-23 Vanderbilt 2 8 VAN 32 Ronnie Gordon rush for 2 (Randy Wheeler)
1993 1993-10-30 Tennessee 2 7 USC 38 Kearney rush for 8 (Randy Wheeler)
1993 1993-11-20 Clemson 1 10 CLM 30 Franklin rush for 2 (Randy Wheeler)
1994 1994-10-01 Louisiana State 2 1 LSU 44 Steve Taneyhill pass intercepted by Hilliard at LSU 32, returned 12 yards (Randy Wheeler)