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After attending college at Nevada-Las Vegas, he was selected in the second round of the 1985 draft by Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he remained through the 1995 season. During the latter year his relations with Ray Rhodes, then the Eagles' head coach, became strained, and he announced his retirement from football following the end of that season, taking a job as an analyst for TNT in 1996. The following year, however, he resumed his playing career, with the Minnesota Vikings from 1997 through 1999, the Dallas Cowboys in 2000, and the Baltimore Ravens in 2001 before retiring for good.
Cunningham's career highlights include leading the Eagles to a 36-20 road victory over the New Orleans Saints in a 1992 NFC wild-card playoff game, which was the first time the Eagles had won a postseason game on the road since 1949. While with the Vikings, he orchestrated two late touchdown drives which enabled Minnesota to defeat the New York Giants in an NFC wild-card game in 1997, also on the road. He retired as the NFl's all-time leader in rushing yards for the quarterback position.
Randall Cunningham holds the unlikely record, being a quarterback, for having the fourth longest punt in NFL history at 91 yards.
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