For College Walk-Ons, a Road Less Traveled Makes All the Difference

Archived from the original on March 25, He started sixty games.

What does the four-game redshirt rule mean for Division I teams?

He was also the first Clemson freshman to start in a bowl win. The change will allow players to maintain a year of eligibility in the event of injuries of other factors require them to play and opens the door to greater development earlier in a players' college career. Show me a D1 roster that competes where there are more seniors than other players.

Some kids got less than ab's or pitched less than 10 innings as freshman yet they gave up a year of eligibility just to say they made the traveling squad.

What change in redshirt rule could mean for UCLA and other college football teams

There's clearly a negative connotation associated with redshirting in college athletics. Certain groups of players are ineligible for selection, generally because they are still in school.

Couple this with talent, and you'll be ready to compete for a starting job. It could be motivation. Anderson , Story Redshirting is something we need to shed a more positive light on because it can really help players maximize their collegiate experiences. There are a plethora of opportunities on campus, but it is up to each individual to make the best out of the journey.

He finished the season completing of passes for 2, yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Roney , Freeman , Winchester Make a wise decision.

New NCAA rule changes expand redshirt rule, transfer rule

Be great. Below is an advertisement. Now, players can appear in as many as four games and still redshirt. Neither could Smith, who contended that his unassuming start was part of what motivated him.

Game-changing redshirt proposal earns key support ahead of vote

CPLZ brings up a great point, if one redshirts and then wants to transfer, he is 2 years behind and I appreciate the reminder of the new sit out rule.

Well, now I can activate this freshman [in his place], and he's getting better and more comfortable for the next season.

Jennings Still, the list of former walk-ons includes some splashy names. I'd say this simply a sign of where we have come in youth sports and as a society Parker first started at quarterback the last five games of his sophomore season where he threw for yards and rushed for Advanced Search.