Randy Trautman
No. 70
Date of birth(1960-05-27)May 27, 1960
Place of birthCaldwell, Idaho, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 1, 2014(2014-03-01) (aged 53)
Place of deathOregon, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight249 lb (113 kg)
US collegeBoise State
High schoolCaldwell (ID)
NFL draft1982 / Round: 9 / Pick: 238
Drafted byWashington Redskins
Career history
As player
19821985Calgary Stampeders

Randall Ray Trautman (May 27, 1960 – March 1, 2014) was a professional football player, a defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Calgary Stampeders.[1]

Born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho, Trautman graduated from Caldwell High School in 1978 and accepted a wrestling scholarship to Boise State University. As a true freshman, he walked on the football team at BSU under head coach Jim Criner, then in the Big Sky Conference.[2] Trautman had knee injuries in high school, which curbed the interest of Division I-A football programs and he never did wrestle for the Broncos.[3] He and was a two-time college football All-American in 1980 and 1981,[4][5][6] and the 1981 Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year.[7][8] During his junior season at BSU in 1980, Trautman helped lead the Broncos to the Division I-AA national championship.[7][9]

Selected in the ninth round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Trautman was cut late in training camp.[10] He soon answered a call from the Calgary Stampeders as an injury replacement for three weeks, and then was offered a three-year contract.[3] Trautman was a West Division All-Star in 1983 and 1984,[11] but knee problems soon ended his playing career.[3]

Trautman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.[7][12]


After fighting health issues over the years, Trautman died in his sleep at his cabin in Oregon on March 1, 2014, at the age of 53.[13][14]


  1. ^ Cole, Cam (September 3, 1983). "Krebs gearing up for the real thing". Edmonton Journal. p. C1.
  2. ^ "Hall of Famer and Boise State legend Randy Trautman passes away". National Football Foundation. March 3, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Kasper, Joe (November 21, 2013). "Boise State's Randy Trautman". Big Sky Conference. Big Sky's "50 Greatest Male Athletes", No. 26. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lomax named All-America". News and Courier. Associated Press. December 18, 1980. p. 1D.
  5. ^ "3 players repeat on grid team". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). Associated Press. December 24, 1981. p. 4D.
  6. ^ "Defensive holdovers lead Little All-America team". The Sun. December 24, 1981. p. D4. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Randy Trautman". College Football Hall of Fame. Football Foundation. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Machurek, Trautman players of the year". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 4, 1981. p. 4C.
  9. ^ Gall, Braden Gall (May 2, 2012). "Top Ten Greatest Boise State Broncos". Athlon Sports. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "Moves: NFL - Washington Redskins". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). wire services. August 24, 1982. p. 20.
  11. ^ Mitchell, Scott (March 3, 2014). "Former Calgary Stampeders all-star Randy Trautman dies". Calgary Sun. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  12. ^ "McMahon highlights newest College Hall class". The Albany Herald. Associated Press. August 14, 1999. p. 3B.
  13. ^ Rains, BJ (March 4, 2014). "Bronco Nation mourns loss of Randy Trautman". Idaho Press-Tribune. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "Stamps mourn death of Trautman". Calgary Stampeders. March 4, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014.