Devine Redding
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1996-02-05) February 5, 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Career information
College: Indiana
Undrafted in 2017
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2017)*
Career highlights and awards
* IU Offensive player of the week (2015)
  • All-Big Ten honorable mention (2016)

Devine Redding (born February 5, 1996) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Indiana.

High school careerEdit

Redding played his Freshman year for Austintown Fitch High School. At the beginning of his Sophomore year, he transferred to Mineral Ridge High School to play the next two years as a standout running back and outside linebacker. He transferred again to Glenville High School for his senior year where his team reached the OHSAA DIV II State Championship. He received honorable mention all-state his senior year and was rated the 58th running back nationally, in 2013, according to[1]


Redding received offers from West Virginia and Indiana, while also considering Cincinnati, Akron and Ohio State. Redding committed to Indiana in October 2013.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Devine Redding
Youngstown, Ohio Glenville High School 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 187 lb (85 kg) 4.75 Oct 20,
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings:
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College careerEdit

Freshman yearEdit

In 2014, Redding played in 10 games, rushing for 118 yards with 1 touchdown. His sole touchdown would come in the 5th week of the season against North Texas on October 4.[3]

Sophomore yearEdit

Following the departure of Tevin Coleman to the 2015 NFL Draft, Redding was utilized as one of Indiana's main running backs for the 2015 season; Redding would split time during the season with future NFL running back Jordan Howard. Redding started four games, appeared in all 12 regular season games and participated in Indiana's bid to the Pinstripe Bowl. Redding would finish the season with 1,012 yards rushing, including a Pinstripe Bowl record-setting performance with 227 yards and 1 touchdown and IU Offensive Player of the Week (against Duke). His rushing numbers for 2015 put him 17th overall in program history for yards ran in a single season.[4][5]

Junior yearEdit

Prior to the start of the 2016 season, Redding was added to the list of candidates for the Doak Walker Award.[6] Redding finished the year with 1,122 total yards rushing and 7 touchdowns. This was the second year in a row that Redding finished the season with more than 1,000 yards rushing. Redding received 2016 All-Big Ten honorable mention honors. On January 6, 2017, Redding announced that he would forego his senior season and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.[7]


Collegiate career statistics
Season Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2014 29 118 4.1 16 1 1 14 14.0 14 0
2015 226 1,012 4.5 66 9 12 85 7.1 21 0
2016 253 1,122 4.4 36 7 27 146 5.4 19 2
NCAA Total 508 2,252 4.4 66 17 40 245 6.1 21 2


Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Redding was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2017.[10] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Chiefs' practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was released on September 6, 2017.[13]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On August 26, 2018, Redding was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[14] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[15]


  1. Devine Redding
  2. ESPN Recruiting Profile - Devine Redding
  3. Redding scores first collegiate touchdown
  4. Devine Redding - Profile
  5. Devine Redding - Pinstripe Bowl
  6. Doak Walker Award Candidate - Redding
  7. "Redding declares for NFL draft". Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  8. "Devine Redding". USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  9. "Devine Redding". Indiana University Athletics. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  10. "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves". May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  11. "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL Mandated 53". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018.
  12. "Chiefs Sign Eight to Practice Squad". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018.
  13. Roesch, Wesley (September 7, 2017). "Chiefs sign CB Taurean Nixon to practice squad, cut RB Devine Redding".
  14. Smith, Scott (August 26, 2018). "Bucs Sign Three to Start Last Preseason Week".
  15. Smith, Scott (September 1, 2018). "Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53".

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