UK Football | The benefits of a redshirt season

03/22/2016 05:39 PM

UK Football held its first spring practice after spring break on Monday and Coach Mark Stoops says he’s pleased with how it went. Stoops says he’s also impressed with the performances of the team’s redshirt freshmen and what they will bring to the table this season.

There are 10 redshirt freshmen for this upcoming season:

Kei Beckham, Cornerback
Alvonte Bell, Offensive Lineman/Defensive End
Eli Brown, Linebacker
Jabari Greenwood, Wide Receiver
Will Jackson, Cornerback
Tavin Richardson, Wide Receiver
Logan Stenberg, Offensive Tackle
Calvin Taylor, Jr., Offensive Tackle
Marcus Walker, Defensive Back
Mason Wolfe, Offensive Lineman

Stoops says that although it was difficult to give some of the players an extra season to sit out and focus on developing their skills, they are now reaping the benefits. The players agree that doing so was well worth the wait.

KSTV’s Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs discuss the benefits of redshirt seasons.


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