Red-Shirt players are limited to only a few games that they may have played one play in. I don't remember what the limit is, but I personally experienced going past the limit when I played at the University of Washington. Coach Don James tried to keep me out of a game with Syracuse University, but because injuries I played one down and lost my red-shirt year. I did go on to play in the NFL.
He began his career as a redshirt freshman in 2001.
He is a sophomore wait, i double checked he is a redshirt junior.
Yes, they are on the roster.
NCAA rules for redshirting in softball are basically the same as other sports. An academic sophomore can be considered an athletic freshman.
The player only loses Red Shirt eligibility if they play a regular season game in basketball. www.all-in-2-fantasysports.com
A redshirt freshman is a player who is in his first year of playing but has already completed one year of college. During his actual freshman year, he is in "redshirt" status, which means he can practice with the team but is not eligible to play unless he is moved from "redshirt" to "active". So redshirt freshmen are actually second-year players. Why do freshmen get redshirted? (1) a freshman plays a position that is already well-stocked by older players; (2) a player needs to get another year of maturity (physically) to get bigger and would benefit from more weight training and conditioning; (3) the player has not grasped the complexities of the offense or defense and needs another year in the program to learn the plays. It is normally a combination of two of these factors, or possibly all three.
When their redshirt season is over. A RS freshman would have been in the program for his second season, sitting out his freshman year; then playing in what would be his sophmore season. For example, LaMichael James was a member of Oregons 2007-2008 class. He redshirted in 2008. And now he is a RS freshman playing in 2009
Reid McCollum is a back-up quarterback for the USC Gamecocks Football Team. He is a (redshirt) Freshman and wears the #14 jersey.
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.
If you redshirt as a freshman in junior college you will still have 4 years of athletic eligibility left. Some Players redshirt in order to protect their eligibility, hoping to play one year in Junior college. Then transfer to a Big time 4 year University w..ith 3 years to play.
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.