Cory Redding

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Cory Redding
Cory Redding at M&T Bank stadium Dec 11, 2011.jpg
Cory Redding at M&T Bank Stadium Dec 2011
No. 90     Indianapolis Colts
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-11-15) November 15, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) North Shore
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Debuted in 2003 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2000)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2001–2002)
  • USA Today High School All-American (1998)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013
Tackles 378
Sacks 32.0
Safeties 2
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 4
Stats at NFL.com

Cory Bartholomew Redding (born November 15, 1980) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

Redding has also played for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens.

Early years[edit]

He was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Carl Benjamin Redding and Mary Zerlene Brantley.

Redding played football at North Shore High School. In his senior year in 1999, he was named USA Today's Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus All-American choice.[1] He also excelled in track and field, winning the state Class 5A title in the discus as a junior and senior (career best toss of 193'9").

College career[edit]

Redding played college football for the Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas. During his four years there, he was a two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection and played in every game, including a string of 35 consecutive starts on the defensive line.

He finished his collegiate career with 201 tackles (123 solos), 21 sacks (174 yards) and 53 stops (third on the school's career-record list) for losses of 249 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

In the 2003 NFL Draft Redding was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 3rd round (66th overall).

He became the starter at left defensive end prior to the 2004 season. In 2005, he played in all 16 games and set a career high with 42 tackles (29 solo). He emerged in 2006 as one of the best inside pass-rushers in the NFL after moving from defensive end to tackle.

On February 22, 2007, the Lions placed the franchise tag on Redding and he was designated as the team's non-exclusive franchise player. On July 16, the Lions and Redding agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract. The deal included over $16 million in guaranteed money. The move came amid a bit of controversy, as it made Redding the highest paid defensive tackle in the league.[2]

Redding was placed on season-ending injured reserve with injuries to his knee and groin on December 12, 2008.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On March 14, 2009, Detroit traded him and a 2009 fifth-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for linebacker Julian Peterson.[3] He was expected to play defensive end on 1st and 2nd downs and play defensive tackle on 3rd downs for extra pass rush.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Redding signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on March 22, 2010.[4]

Redding intercepted a tipped pass by Drew Brees in a week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints on December 19, 2010 to help seal a big win for the Ravens. It was his first career interception. Redding recorded three sacks on the season.In a divisional playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 15, 2011, Redding scored his first career touchdown after recovering a fumble by Ben Roethlisberger.

Redding had another solid season in 2011, recording 4 sacks and helping the Ravens defense allow the 2nd fewest yards in the league.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Redding signed with the Indianapolis Colts on March 14, 2012.[5]

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