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Postby Arrington56 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:08 pm

I was wondering what it ment to "redshirt" a player in college football, and what the purpous of it is. Can anyone help me out?
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Postby genuswine hoglover » Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:53 pm

Basically, you get four years of eligiblity. Many football players are in college for five years, declaring themselves inelible for the freshman year. The play from their second year to their "5th" year senior year. It is kinda like being on the "practice squad" their freshman year.
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Postby Arrington56 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:03 pm

Are they allowed to practice? Or do they just watch and learn for that year? Also can only a freshman be redshirted or could you redshirt a player that has been eligble for a year? Thanks for the feedback. :o
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Postby Warmother » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:44 pm

If your a redshirt freshman you have usually been redshirted to develop physically. You can practice with the team. I think anybody can be redshirted but it does'nt happen that aften with older players unless it's a medical redshirt or maybe grades need to be brought up.
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Postby Warmother » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:46 pm

Oh one other thing you can only be redshirted 1 time so if your redshirted your freshman year you can't be anymore unless it's for medical reasons and you have to get approval from the ncaa for that.
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