Definition of redshirt
: a college athlete who is kept out of varsity competition for a year in order to extend eligibility
Recent Examples of redshirt from the Web
Upon leaving Bethune-Cookman after his junior season, Austin had a redshirt year in 2016 to comply with NCAA transfer rules.
At Ohio State in 2014, Thomas was approaching his redshirt sophomore year when Lattimore arrived as a true freshman.
Arizona State lost Bryce Perkins to a neck injury during fall camp, when the then-redshirt freshman was competing for the starting job.
Oregon redshirt freshman Tanner Anderson talks to FloTrack about qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000 (video)
SDSU also has Missouri transfer Montaque Gill-Caesar for two more seasons, and 6-9 redshirt freshman Jalen McDaniels is versatile enough to play the 3.
If a proposal from the American Football Coaches Association regarding redshirt eligibility had been in place last season, Missouri wide receiver Nate Brown would have seen the field.
Kendziera, a redshirt junior, had the seventh-best qualifying times in the 400- and 110-meter hurdles, with times of 50.13 in the Big Ten Championships and 13.60 at the Texas Relays, respectively.
The glasses would, however, give the stormtrooper a huge advantage over the redshirt in this debate.
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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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