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Redd and Sene Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

April 28, 2008
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Vince Redd (#4) and Stephen Sene (#68) have signed free agent contracts with NFL teams.

Vince Redd (#4) and Stephen Sene (#68) have signed free agent contracts with NFL teams.

Almost immediately following the conclusion of the 2008 NFL Draft, former Liberty football players Vince Redd and Stephen Sene signed free agent contracts yesterday. Redd has signed a contract with the New England Patriots, while Sene inked a contract with the St. Louis Rams.

The pair of graduated seniors are the 34th and 35th players in program history to sign contracts with a professional team, and the 22nd and 23rd Liberty players to ink contracts with National Football League teams.

Last year, Lauren Williams, who graduated in 2005, singed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders. Sam Gado is Liberty's most recent graduate to garner attention in the NFL, seeing playing time with the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans and the Miami Dolphins.

Redd and Sene are coming off stellar campaigns for Liberty, helping the Flames capture the program's first-ever Big South Conference championship.

Redd (6-6, 260, Elizabethton, Tenn.) garnered first-team Big South all-conference and VaSID all-state honors as a first-year member of the program. He ranked fourth on the squad with 63 tackles, while leading the Big South with 6.5 sacks (49 yards).

The outside linebacker, a Sports Network honorable mention All-America selection, ranked third in the league with 13.5 tackles for a loss (67), while wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks with a team-best 14 hurries.

Sene (6-6, 310, Columbia, S.C.) is a two-year first-team Big South all-conference and VaSID all-state honoree, having started on Liberty's offensive line since joining the program in 2005. The left tackle graded out at 85 percent this year, while allowing only one sack.

As a team, the offensive line helped Liberty rank No. 3 nationally in scoring offense (42.64 points per game), No. 9 with 32 rushing touchdowns, No. 15 in total offense (429.64 yards per game) and No. 18 nationally in team rushing yards per game (215.91 yards per game).

Liberty also finished the year ranked No. 4 in sacks allowed (0.73 per game), No. 7 in tackles for loss allowed (4.18 per game), No. 8 in passing efficiency (158.12), No. 9 in fourth-down conversion rate (66.7 percent) and No. 29 in third-down conversion rate (42.5 percent).