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Flames Add Second Virginia Transfer To Football Roster
Liberty University Head Football Coach Danny Rocco has announced that former Virginia defensive lineman Vince Redd has transferred to Liberty. Redd will not be eligible to compete this year and will complete his final year of collegiate eligibility during the 2007 season.
"I certainly have a history with Vince as I recruited him out of Elizabethton High School back at Virginia," stated Rocco. "We recruited him to be one of those big linebacker types that are hard to find, but he fits quite well inside the 3-4 defense."
"We moved Vince from linebacker to defensive line as our (Virginia) roster adjusted," added Rocco. "Vince is certainly a gifted pass rusher that will give us some versatility on defense with his size and ability."
Redd is a two-year letterwinner at Virginia who saw playing time in 10 of the Cavaliers' 12 games last year, finishing the season with 16 tackles (10 solo and six solo) and three tackles for a loss of four yards. In 2004, Reed played in all 12 games and finished the season with six tackles, including one for a loss as a linebacker and a part of the punt and kickoff units.
Redd, a 6-6, 280 pound linebacker/defensive lineman from Elizabethton, Tenn., was a PrepStar All-American at Elizabethton High School who was ranked as the 12th-best defensive end nationally by Tom Lemming in 2002, while also being ranked as the 13th-best strong side defensive end by Rivals.com.
As a high school senior, Redd finished the season with 104 tackles and was a first-team all-state selection, while scoring seven touchdowns in various ways (caught three, returned two fumbles, a kickoff return and an interception return).
Redd, a versatile athlete, was a standout basketball player at Elizabethton, while also playing one year of basketball at Virginia. During his senior prep season, Redd averaged 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, while earning all-conference, all-East Tennessee and all-state honors as a senior.