QB Randolph Trying Out For Ravens

Dominic Randolph is the only Ravens passer in rookie camp this week.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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Quarterback Dominic Randolph, an undrafted free agent from Holy Cross, is trying out with the Ravens this week while Joe Flacco, Troy Smith and John Beck have time off during rookie camp.

“We needed a quarterback.  It’s a rookie camp so we didn’t have one,” Coach Harbaugh said.

The process hasn’t been easy. Randolph struggled with his timing and tossed a few interceptions.

Without another quarterback present, Randolph threw all the passes during practice and admitted with a chuckle that there were “not enough accurate ones.”

Despite it all, the record-setter from Holy Cross impressed with his work ethic.

“He came in, walked into the first meeting and didn’t know one thing about what we were doing, how to call a play or anything else. And he’s in there calling plays,” said Coach Harbaugh.

Coach Harbaugh also added that Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron and Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn have been very close to the huddle, but it should be noted that Randolph didn’t look dazed at a time when he should.

“I’m just learning this offense any way I can,” said Randolph.  ”Today went a little more smoothly.  I’m excited to be here and just want to learn as much as I can.”

Randolph comes with a productive background.

At Football Championship Subdivision Holy Cross, he set school marks last year with 4,256 total yards of offense and combined touchdowns (41).  He completed 310 of 485 passes for 3,776 yards and 34 scores, while leading the Crusaders to a Patriot League title.

Still, it won’t be easy to leapfrog the veterans ahead of him on the depth chart.  Randolph is simply enjoying his opportunity.

“Being the only quarterback out there, I get more reps and can get into a rhythm,” said Randolph.  ”As a quarterback, that helps you along the way.

“It’s a golden opportunity. Not many people get a chance like this, so it’s been a fun run.”

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