Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El, 36, Regrets Playing In The NFL
Randle El told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette nagging football injuries make it tough for him to walk down stairs and remember things.By Matt Moreno | January 20, 2016
If former NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El could do it all over again, he says he wouldn't have gone pro in football.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Randle El said, at 36 years old, he struggles with walking down stairs and remembering things. He said: "If I could go back, I wouldn't. I would play baseball. ... Don't get me wrong, I love the game of football. But right now, I could still be playing baseball."
Right out of high school, Randle El was drafted in the 14th round by the Chicago Cubs in 1997. But instead of joining the Cubs, he went to college at Indiana University and was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft.