J. R. Redmond
Date of birth: (1977-09-28) September 28, 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s): RB, FB
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
 As player:
New England Patriots
Oakland Raiders
Arizona Cardinals
Career highlights and awards
Awards: Super Bowl XXXVI champion
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Joseph Robert "J.R." Redmond (born September 28, 1977) is an American football running back who is a free agent in the National Football League. He has previously played for the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders, and won a Super Bowl as a member of the Patriots.

College career[edit | edit source]

As a senior at Arizona State University he was a Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker award candidate, and was one of the premier kick returners in the country. He ranks fifth in ASU history with 2,864 career rushing yards, lagging behind Leon Burton by 131 yards for fourth place. His total career yardage ranks 26th all time in Pac-10 history.[1]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Redmond is best known for his role on the 2001 New England Patriots. In the Divisional Playoff Game, Redmond caught three passes in the Patriots' game-winning overtime drive of the famous "Snow Bowl" playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. Most famously, in Super Bowl, with the Patriots on their own 30 yard line with 41 seconds left, Redmond caught a 3 yard dump-down pass from quarterback Tom Brady, dodged a tackler to pass the first down marker and then dragged a second tackler to the sideline, extending the ball out of bounds to stop the clock. The stopped clock allowed the Patriots to keep the drive alive and led, plays later, to a Patriots victory on an Adam Vinatieri's field goal. Charlie Weis, the Patriots offensive coordinator at the time, has said that he would have recommended playing for overtime had Redmond not gotten out of bounds and stopped the clock.[2]

Post Professional Football[edit | edit source]

Redmond is currently a free agent and to this point has not received an offer from any other NFL team. Redmond is currently attempting to get into coaching; several videos of him teaching running back skills are on YouTube.

Redmond is a cousin to NFL running back Derrick Ward.

References[edit | edit source]

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