Vince Redd
New Yorker Lions
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-01) September 1, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Elizabethton, Tennessee
High School: Elizabethton
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia / Liberty
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the New England Patriots
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2008)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     8
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at
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Vincent Edward "Vince" Redd (born September 1, 1985) is an American football defensive lineman who is currently playing with New Yorker Lions of the German Football League. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Virginia and Liberty.

Redd has also been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Calgary Stampeders and Hartford Colonials.

Early yearsEdit

Redd attended Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and was listed as the No. 12 defensive end nationally. He was named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team after he tallied 104 tackles in his career. Redd was also a standout on the basketball team and also lettered in track and finished fourth in the state championship in the shot put as a junior.

College careerEdit

In 2007, Redd had 63 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two interceptions at Liberty. He redshirted for the 2006 season after transferring from UVA. In 2005, played playing tim in 10 out of 12 games at the University of Virginia and finished with 16 tackles and three TFL. In 2004 with the Cavaliers, played in all 12 and saw time at linebacker and on special teams return units.

Professional careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

Redd was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2008 following the 2008 NFL Draft. He was waived by the team on August 30, 2008, and signed to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2008. He was then promoted to the team's active roster on November 22, 2008. He was waived on August 2, 2009 after the team signed linebacker Rob Ninkovich.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

A day after being waived by the New England Patriots, Redd was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on August 3, 2009. He was waived on August 24. The same day, it was revealed was suspended four games by the NFL for violation of the league's drug policy.[1] Redd's agent claimed he tested positive for Ephedra after taking the cold medicine Sudafed.[2]

Calgary StampedersEdit

Redd signed a practice roster agreement with the Calgary Stampeders on October 8, 2009, after his NFL suspension ended.

Alabama VipersEdit

Redd signed with the Alabama Vipers of Arena Football 1 on December 15, 2009.[3]

New Yorker LionsEdit

Redd signed with the New Yorker Lions of the German Football League on February 17, 2013.[4]


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