Tom Randall was the cornerstone of one of the greatest defenses in Iowa State football history (1974-77), starting three seasons at defensive tackle while helping the Cyclones achieve back-to-back 8-3 campaigns in his last two years. A native of Mason City, Iowa, Randall earned first-team All-Big Eight honors and was voted team captain of the 1977 Peach Bowl team in his senior season. He later went on to play in the National Football League.

- Two-year starter at defensive tackle, anchoring two of the best defenses in school history.
- Iowa State posted back-to-back 8-3 regular-season marks in his final two years as a starter.
- Voted team captain and was named the team's top defensive player in 1977, helping the Cyclones earn a Peach Bowl bid.
- Named First-Team All-Big Eight in 1977.
- Iowa State's defense yielded just 270.5 yards of total offense in 1977, the lowest total since 1966.
- Played in the 1978 Hula Bowl and Japan Bowl.
- Was a seventh-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1978.
- Played two seasons in the NFL and was a member of the 1979 Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl team.