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Discussion in 'Ersel's Gridiron Talk' started by jerseycat9, Oct 14, 2006.
Can someone explain to me what a redshirt player is. and if it is good or bad
come on someone has to know the answer
red·shirt·ed , red·shirt·ing , red·shirts
To keep (a college or school athlete) out of varsity competition for one year in order to extend the athlete's period of eligibility.
According to http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/redshirt
Also, if a player gets injured before a certain point in the season, he can receive a medical redshirt, and not lose his eligibility.
usually freshmen coming in to college either are not mature enough or dont have the grades,so these are guys that get redshirted.basicilly it just gives them a year in the system without losing a year of elagibility.the term fifth year senior means they got redshirted.also as said before if you get hurt you can also be medical redshirted.same process it just gives the kid another year to play cause he couldnt do to an injury
Thanks Guys that makes sense to me living in Georgia it is almost the law to watch college ball. And I didnt want to seem like an ass for not knowin it so I kept my mouth shut.
Redshirting also allows the young players to mature physically(get stronger and faster).