Will Redmond

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Will Redmond
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Redmond with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016
No. 25 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-28) December 28, 1993 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:East (Memphis, Tennessee)
College:Mississippi State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Total tackles:35
Sacks:0
Pass deflections:1
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Will Redmond (born December 28, 1993) is an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Redmond attended Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was the starting quarterback for the Tigers team documented in the Oscar-winning documentary film Undefeated. Later, he transferred to East High School in Memphis, Tennessee, where played both sides of the ball and on special teams.[1]

Redmond was rated as a four-star recruit by 247sports.com[2] and Rivals.com,[3] and a three-star recruit by ESPN.[4] Redmond's scholarship offers included Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Virginia. Redmond committed to Mississippi State on August 1, 2011,[2] and signed with the Bulldogs the following February, despite a late push from Georgia.[5]

Redmond's recruitment led to Mississippi State being placed on probation after it was revealed that a booster provided Redmond with cash, a credit card, and a $2,000 discount on a car.[6] The university formally disassociated the booster. The NCAA declared Redmond ineligible for the 2012 season and the first five games of the 2013 season. Redmond was also required to repay $2,660 in impermissible benefits.[7]

College career[edit]

Sophomore season (2013)[edit]

Redmond made his college debut against Bowling Green in October.[1] He recorded 23 tackles that season as a reserve defensive back.

Junior season (2014)[edit]

Redmond played in every game for the Bulldogs in 2014. He caught the game-clinching interception in the end zone on the final play to preserve the Bulldog's 34–29 upset win over LSU.[8] He repeated the feat a few weeks later with an end zone interception in the final minute of a 17–10 win over Arkansas.[9] Redmond finished the season with 51 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Senior season (2015)[edit]

Redmond in 2015

On October 22, after playing in seven games, Redmond tore his ACL in practice.[10]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Tackles Int
2013 Mississippi State 8 23 0
2014 Mississippi State 13 51 3
2015 Mississippi State 7 25 2
Career 28 99 5

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 10 34 in
(1.80 m)
182 lb
(83 kg)
30 38 in
(0.77 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
All values from NFL Combine[11]

Prior to the draft, Redmond was projected as one of the top cornerbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft by Mel Kiper Jr.[12] and as a first-round pick by Todd McShay,[13] who remarked that Redmond showed "excellent quickness and agility, which is why he gives up little separation in man-to-man coverage."

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

49ers announcing their selection of Redmond at the 2016 NFL Draft

Redmond was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round, 68th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.[14] On September 5, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his rookie season before it even started.[15]

On September 1, 2017, Redmond was waived/injured by the 49ers and placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[16] He was released by the 49ers on October 31, 2017.[17]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On November 9, 2017, Redmond was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad.[18] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on January 10, 2018.[19]

On September 1, 2018, Redmond was waived by the Chiefs.[20]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On September 11, 2018, Redmond was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.[21] He was promoted to the active roster on November 6, 2018.[22] On December 22, 2018, he was placed on injured reserve.[23]

NFL statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2018 GB 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Will Redmond bio". HailState.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Will Redmond". 247sports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Will Redmond". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Will Redmond". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Rowe, Jake. "Final Predictions". Rivals.com. Yahoo. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Schroeder, George (June 7, 2013). "NCAA penalizes Mississippi State for recruiting violations". USAToday.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Stephens, Matt (June 8, 2013). "The timeline of events in the case of Mississippi State and the recruitment of Will Redmond". USAToday.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dak Prescott leads Mississippi State to first win at No. 8 LSU since 1991". ESPN.com. September 20, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Dak Prescott's career-high 331 yards lead Mississippi St. past Arkansas". ESPN.com. November 2, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  10. ^ Bonner, Michael (September 20, 2014). "Sources: MSU corner Will Redmond tears ACL". ClarionLedger.com. The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Will Redmond Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Bonner, Michael (July 3, 2015). "Mel Kiper believes MSU has nation's best senior corner". ClarionLedger.com. The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  13. ^ McShay, Todd (September 30, 2015). "McShay's latest Top 32 features Ohio State's Joey Bosa at No. 1". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  14. ^ Fann, Joe (April 29, 2016). "San Francisco 49ers Draft Mississippi State CB Will Redmond". 49ers.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  15. ^ "49ers Sign RB DuJuan Harris, Place CB Will Redmond on Injured Reserve". 49ers.com. September 5, 2016.
  16. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". 49ers.com. September 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "49ers Trade CB Rashard Robinson to Jets, Announce Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. October 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Chiefs Sign CB Will Redmond To Practice Squad, Release OT Nick Becton". November 9, 2017.
  19. ^ "Chiefs sign all 10 practice squad players to reserve/futures deals". USAToday.com. January 10, 2018.
  20. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Packers claim CB Deante Burton, WR Trevor Davis placed on IR". Packers.com. September 11, 2018.
  22. ^ "Packers place WR Geronimo Allison on IR, release S Whitehead". Packers.com. November 6, 2018.
  23. ^ "Packers sign RB Lavon Coleman to active roster". Packers.com. December 22, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Will Redmond at Wikimedia Commons