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Redd Tabbed Big South Defensive Player of the Week

November 5, 2007
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Vince Redd has been named this week's Big South Defensive Player of the Week.

Vince Redd has been named this week's Big South Defensive Player of the Week.

Following a career game, Liberty's Vince Redd has been named the Big South New Balance Defensive Player of the Week, honoring his efforts in Liberty's 37-24 win over Coastal Carolina, last Saturday.

Redd (R-Sr., LB, Elizabethton, Tenn.) finished the contest against the three-time defending Big South champions tied with Ryan Greiser for game-high tackling honors, as both defenders recorded 11 tackles.

The 11 stops marked a new career high for the Virginia transfer, who is in his first year with the program, besting his nine stops at Toledo on Oct. 6.

Redd also finished the game with 2.5 sacks for a loss of 21 yards, setting a new career mark for sacks, as well. The 2.5 negative-yardage stops accounts for the third time the senior has finished with multiple TFLs in a game.

A further look at the Coastal Carolina box score reveals Redd finished the game with three quarterback hurries for the second-straight contest and the third time this year.

On the year, Redd leads the Flames with 11.5 tackles for loss (60 yards), including 6.5 sacks (49 yards). The linebacker also leads the team with 12 quarterback hurries and is tied for the team lead with six pass breakups. Overall, Redd ranks fifth on the squad with 55 tackles.

Redd and the Flames will put their seven-game home winning streak, the fourth longest in the nation, on the line this Saturday, when Liberty hosts in-state rival VMI at Williams Stadium. Kickoff for the contest is set for 1:05 p.m.