True freshman is a term used in collegiate sports, indicating that an athlete is playing the sport in his first year of college, rather than redshirting for one or more years to protect future college eligibility. In football, freshmen usually are redshirted because they do not have as much of a chance of starting or getting playing time for a team as a sophomore, junior, or senior, and could allow them to play an additional year or years later on in their collegiate careers when they are more experienced and physically mature. Redshirting is used less frequently in other sports. According to Wikipedia.com.
You are probably referring to a redshirted freshman. In football you receive a redshirt by not playing in any games in a given season. Also by receiving a redshirt it does not count against your years of eligibility. So a redshirt freshman or rFrosh can still play 4 years just like a true freshman can.
No, you are not eligible. Transferring from a smaller school cancels out your availibility to play.
Hershel walker of Georgia
If they are a redshirted freshman this can happen
A freshman is just a new student in a college.(any)
It has to do with whether or not he was redshirted as a freshman. If he was redshirted, that means he did not play in any games during his first year at the college. Players are eligible to play in actual games for 4 years, those years are freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. If they redshirt, by the time they are team "seniors" they have actually been on the team for 5 years, thus "5th year." If a freshman doesn't redshirt, then he is referred to as a "true freshman." I assume this is the same for transfer players, but don't know.
6' 7" Victor Dean at Fresno State a redshirted freshman is currently the tallest college receiver
You will be put on the Freshman team
He started playing football when he was a child
Students have 5 years from initial enrollment in a division I school before eligibility runs out. More info: http://www.ncaa.org/
how many college football teams are there?