Silas Redd

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Silas Redd
Silas redd redskins.jpg
Redd playing with the Redskins in 2014.
No. 32     Washington Redskins
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-01) March 1, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Norwalk, Connecticut
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Stamford (CT) King
College: Penn State, Southern California
Undrafted in 2014
Debuted in 2014 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2011 All-Big Ten 2nd team [1]
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2014
Rushing yards 75
Rushing average 4.7
Rushing TDs 1
Receptions 8
Receiving yards 107
Stats at NFL.com

Silas Raynard Redd Jr. (born March 1, 1992) is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Southern California and Penn State prior. After not being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Redskins signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Early years[edit]

Redd played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

College career[edit]

Redd served as a backup in 2010, and became Penn State's lead running back in 2011.[2][3][4] He rushed for 1,188 yards in the 2011 regular season, third most in the Big Ten Conference and 22nd most among all NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision players.[5] He ranked 28th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing yards per game.[6]

Redd rushed for 100 or more yards in six of 12 games for Penn State in 2011, including a career-high 164 yards against Northwestern on October 22, 2011.[7]

Redd playing at USC in 2012.

On July 31, 2012, Redd announced he is a traitor to the in the wake of NCAA sanctions levied against the Nittany Lions football program.[8] Redd practiced with the Trojans for the first time on August 6.[9] He finished his first year with 905 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Redd announced he intended to remain at USC for his senior season.[10] He played in six games, rushing for 376 yards with one touchdown.

Statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
Season Team Att Yards Avg TD Rec Yards Avg TD
2010 Penn State Nittany Lions 77 437 5.7 2 4 27 6.7 0
2011 Penn State Nittany Lions 244 1241 5.1 7 9 40 4.4 0
2012 USC Trojans 167 905 5.4 9 9 113 12.6 1
2013 USC Trojans 81 376 4.6 1 10 45 4.5 1

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 212 lb 3034 in 9 in 4.70 s 37.0 in 10 ft 2 in 18 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[11]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Redd was signed by the Washington Redskins on May 10, 2014 as an undrafted free agent.[12][13] Despite being undrafted, Redd made the Redskins' final 53-man roster on August 30 beating out Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk, and Chris Thompson for the third-string running back spot.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Redd is the son of Silas Redd Sr. and Yvonne Redd. He has one older brother named Mike and a younger sister named Raven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flounders, Bob (November 28, 2011). "Penn State defensive lineman Devon Still, linebacker Gerald Hodges named first-team All-Big Ten". Harrisburg Patriot-News. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Penn State turns running game over to Redd zone". SI.com. August 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Silas Redd Carrying Heavy Burden In Penn State Backfield". Pittsburgh SBNation. October 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ron Musselman (October 10, 2011). "Redd honors grandmother with big game". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Rushing Statistics - 2011 (Rushing Yards Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Statistics - Individual (Rushing)". ncaa.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Silas Redd". ESPN.com. 
  8. ^ "Silas Redd spurns Penn State Nittany Lions, heading to USC Trojans". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ Moura, Pedro (August 8, 2012). "Silas Redd gets taste of USC drills". ESPNLosAngeles.com. 
  10. ^ Pedro Moura, Sun Bowl: Postgame notebook, ESPNLosAngeles.com, December 31, 2012, accessed January 23, 2013.
  11. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  12. ^ Undrafted free agents 2014: Washington Redskins sign Silas Redd, Tommy Rees
  13. ^ Jones, Mike (May 14, 2014). "Redskins sign nine undrafted rookies". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  14. ^ Boyer, Zac (August 30, 2014). "Silas Redd, Kai Forbath win position battles as Redskins finalize roster". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 

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