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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Redshirt determinations Such a game coming in week three should allow Auburn to play second-and third-team personnel and ultimately decide whether certain true freshman are going to play this season or redshirt.
Redshirt junior Malik Rosier, redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs, true freshman early enrollee Cade Weldon and the recently arrived N’Kosi Perry are vying for the job.
That starts in the secondary, led by redshirt senior cornerback Bryon Fields Jr. – a Thorpe Award candidate and Provide Day graduate who had two interceptions and six pass breakups last season.
Dosunmu is a long-time friend of KU redshirt sophomore point guard Charlie Moore, a former standout with both Morgan Park and Mac Irvin Fire.
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.
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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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