When you look at the fan base for El Paso, you'll find many people are fans of the Steelers, the Raiders, the Patriots & of course the Cowboys. But if you've traveled the street, Randall Cunningham Ave, you'll know that name rings very familiar: Randall Cunningham is a former quarterback most known for playing with the Philadelphia Eagles. El Paso has a street named after him & there's a very good reason why.

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Who is Randall Cunningham & who has he played for?

While Randall has spent a decade playing with the Philadelphia Eagles (between 1985-1995).

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But that wasn't the only team: he's also known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings (1997-1999),

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the Baltimore Ravens (2001). And of course... he DID play for the Cowboys too during the 2000 season.

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So why does El Paso have a street named after an Eagles quarterback?

Back in 2011, Randall came to the El Paso Marriott to give a speech for the El Paso chapter of the Drowning Prevention Coalition. This was a year after his 2 year old tragically drowned at his home. As a sign of extreme gratitude (and respect) for Randall coming to El Paso, Randall was given a key to the city & a street was named after him, his son Christian, and another El Paso boy (Christian Castle) who also drowned at the age of 4. You can find these streets between Edgemere & Pebble Hills (and all 3 streets are next to each other. And if you need another landmark, look for the Spanish Castle Park; that's where you'll find all 3.

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Now you know why we have an appreciation for this player & most importantly, the lives of 2 innocent souls that we lost way too soon.

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