Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Redshirt Review

Every program hopes to be able to redshirt most of its freshman.  You only want to have a guy play right away if he is a special player, and not solely to fill a need.  Also, if they are going to use up the year, you want it to be worth it--not just a one-time fill-in.   For example, MAC freshman of the year Anthon Samuel played as a true freshman.

Let's look through the recruits announced in February and see how many of them played and how many red-shirted.  The list below is all of the signing day players, minus JUCO.  All of them were on the year-end roster.  (If I missed anyone, please let me know).

"Took the redshirt off" (5)
Hunter Maynard, DT, 7 games, 4 tackles, 1 TFL

Brian Sutton, DB, 11 games, 8 tackles, 1 PBrUp
Anthon Samuel, RB MAC Fr of Year.
Zach Colvin, DE, 10 games, 11 tackles, 1 sack
Darrell Hunter, DB, 7 starts, 32 tackles, 5 PBrup and an INT

RedShirted (13)
Tyler Tate, K,
Shaquille “Shaq” Hall, DE
Alex Huettel, OL,
Zach Steinmetz, TE,
Diontre Delk, WR,
Matt Johnson, QB,
Johnny Joseph, DB,
Travis Green, ATH,
Herve Coby, WR,
Bryan Baird, DE,
Fahn Cooper, OL,
Dernard Turner, DB
Christopher Gallon

Special Case
Jermal Hosley--As we noted in September, he had an injury over the summer, is enrolling in January and will start his eligibility clock then.

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