Definition of redshirt
: a college athlete who is kept out of varsity competition for a year in order to extend eligibility
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Earlier in the day, Kentucky redshirt freshman Tai Wynyard had 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting, five rebounds and three assists in New Zealand's 80-69 loss to France.
Cameron Thomas | Carlsbad | DE | 6-5, 230 | Twitter, 6/29 Notable: Younger brother of SDSU redshirt freshman OL Zachary Thomas has 9 1/2 sacks for Lancers over two seasons.
With senior Lavon Coleman returning, and redshirt freshman Kamari Pleasant and Sean McGrew pushing for playing time, the Huskies backfield might be the team’s greatest position of strength and depth.
As a redshirt junior in 2016, Farmer played in 27 games, starting eight times.
Even after missing the final 17 games of his redshirt sophomore year, Sumner achieved his NBA goal.
Sumner, who left college after his redshirt sophomore season, averaged 15 points, five rebounds and 4.3 assists on 47.9 percent shooting last season.
A redshirt sophomore at Michigan, Wilson was a late bloomer who was injured often in high school and college.
Zaire is expected to compete for the starting job with redshirt freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask as well as Luke Del Rio, who started six games last season.
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Origin and Etymology of redshirt
from the red jersey commonly worn by such a player in practice scrimmages against the regulars
First Known Use: 1955See Words from the same year
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Definition of redshirt for English Language Learners
sports : a college athlete who practices with a team but does not play any official games
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