Wolfpack Ram said:
I don't understand why Coach Smart played him in the Bethune-Cookman game. I think he would have been a perfect candidate to be redshirted this year. He can't be reshirted now since he played in the first game and he is riding the pine. What a waste of one year of eligibility.
I don't believe that is true. You can play in a certain number of games and still be red shirted. Last year unc red shirted marcus ginyard after he played some minutes. I'm not sure what the actual limit is.
The term "redshirt" is used to describe a student-athlete who does not participate in competition in a sport for an entire academic year. If you do not compete in a sport the entire academic year, you have not used a season of competition. For example, if you are a qualifier, and you attend a four-year college your freshman year, and you practice but do not compete against outside competition, you would still have the next four years to play four seasons of competition.
from the NCAA
Ginyard took a medical redshirt