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Getting To Know Running Back Silas Redd

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 20, 2014 – 12:05 pm

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Why stop at getting just a first down when you can go the distance?

New Washington Redskins running back Silas Redd, signed last week as a college free agent knows what it takes to slice and dice hopeless defenders. In gold paint, too, mind you.

As seen in the video below from the 2012 season, the former USC Trojan was anointed the duty of getting his team a first down on 4th-and-2. He got it and then some. (This particular highlight starts at the 0:22 mark)

More that you should know about him:

After graduating a semester early from King Low Heywood Thomas School, Redd joined Penn State where he ran for 437 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. The highlight of his first college season came against Northwestern, where he ran for 131 yards on only 11 carries and notched his first touchdown score.

With understanding of what it takes to succeed at the Division I level in-hand, Redd burst onto the scene as a sophomore in 2010, recording six 100-yard games en route to a 1,241-yard season. Starting with a 129-yard game against Indiana, Redd logged five-straight 100-yard games to open Big 10 play.

Redd transferred to USC after his sophomore season.

In 18 games with the 11-time National Champions, Redd accumulated 1,281 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Per his NFL.com prospect profile, Redd is ‘well-built with a yoked-up musculature.’

Good eyes and cutback ability. Is well-built with a yoked-up musculature and very good thickness. Is subtly shifty and nimble enough to sidestep the first tackler and avoid direct hits. Good leg drive — keeps churning on contact and is surprisingly strong for a smallish back. Tough, willing blocker — shows good eyes and awareness in pass protection and seeks to finish.

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2 Responses to “Getting To Know Running Back Silas Redd”

  1. By themadduke on May 20, 2014 | Reply

    How many running back can realistically make the team?

  2. By internetcareer on May 20, 2014 | Reply

    reminds me of Evan Royster who is already on the team. Not particularly fast, shift runner with good balance. Just not enough room for either back unless Redd is brought on board to play special teams for some reason. Morris, Helu, and Chris Thompson/Lache are the 4 guys competing right now. Maybe if Thompson gets beat out by Lache then Redd might be someone for the practice squad but otherwise he is just preseason camp fodder.

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