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Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« on: November 24, 2007, 06:10:21 pm »

probably a stupid question, but ive heard these terms talked about alot this weekend, and im not exactly sure what they all are!!!
can anyone help clear this up for me?

(not sure this is the correct forum for this question)

thanks for any help...

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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 06:17:27 pm »

A Red Shirt Freshman is a student on an NCAA college sports team who was kept out of competition for a year in order to prolong his or her eligibility. Usually this is done to allow the student to be a "part" of the team in terms of learning, healing from injury, and/or conditioning, but not a participant in any of the contests/games/meets/etc.

The following year, they begin their 1st of 4 years of eligibility, or their "freshman" year of eligibility, even if they are sophomores in terms of academics. (urban dictionary.com)

Walk on -- player that is not on scholarship

True Freshman -- player who plays in games and has not used a redshirt.

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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 06:22:05 pm »

A Red Shirt Freshman is a student on an NCAA college sports team who was kept out of competition for a year in order to prolong his or her eligibility. Usually this is done to allow the student to be a "part" of the team in terms of learning, healing from injury, and/or conditioning, but not a participant in any of the contests/games/meets/etc.

The following year, they begin their 1st of 4 years of eligibility, or their "freshman" year of eligibility, even if they are sophomores in terms of academics. (urban dictionary.com)

Walk on -- player that is not on scholarship

True Freshman -- player who plays in games and has not used a redshirt.




so, who decides if they "Red Shirt" or not?

True freshman... this is any player that doesnt come to the school on a scholarship?

again, thanks for helping me understand this...

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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 07:45:16 pm »

The coaches decide who "redshirts"

True Freshman is a freshman that has not redshirted (a player that plays in games as a freshman)

Walk on is the designation given to a player that is on the team, but NOT on scholarship.
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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007, 07:52:42 pm »

ok... thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!!!

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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 01:06:46 am »

A Red Shirt Freshman is a student on an NCAA college sports team who was kept out of competition for a year in order to prolong his or her eligibility. Usually this is done to allow the student to be a "part" of the team in terms of learning, healing from injury, and/or conditioning, but not a participant in any of the contests/games/meets/etc.

The following year, they begin their 1st of 4 years of eligibility, or their "freshman" year of eligibility, even if they are sophomores in terms of academics. (urban dictionary.com)

Walk on -- player that is not on scholarship

True Freshman -- player who plays in games and has not used a redshirt.



a true freshman is a kid who either starts or plays a large roll in the games, and he just came out of high school
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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 01:10:39 am »

I thought everyone knew this?
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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 10:22:48 pm »

a true freshman is a kid who either starts or plays a large roll in the games, and he just came out of high school

A true freshman is anyone who plays...at all...and just came out of high school.  Not just the good ones.  And, they are on scholarships.
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Re: Red Shirt vs. Walk On vs. True Freshman?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 03:12:01 pm »

A true freshman is anyone who plays...at all...and just came out of high school.  Not just the good ones.  And, they are on scholarships.
Yep, they say "true freshman" to differentiate from a "red shirt freshman."  Redshirt freshman=academic sophomore=still has 4 years of eligibility...
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