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About Football Glossary - Redshirt


Definition: A college football player who skips a year of play without losing a year of eligibility. A player will often redshirt because of an injury or academic problem.
A redshirt freshman is a player who is actually in his second year of school, but is playing his first season of football. A player can only be redshirted once.
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