Thursday, February 3, 2011

Combat Corner, Super Bowl Style: Pittsburgh Steelers' Running Back Isaac Redman

Combat sportsmen make some of the best football players, and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman is a prime example. Isaac Redman is the Steelers' go-to goal line running back. His leg drive, lateral movement, and speed bursts are perfect for short yardage situations in the red zone. Although football was always his first sport, much of Redman's gridiron skills can be attributed to his mat experience as a high school wrestler. Redman wrestled for perennial wrestling powerhouse Paulsboro High School, winning a New Jersey State Championship in the 215 lb. weight class as a senior. As a successful high school wrestler, Redman utilized the same speed, agility and athleticism that has lead his football career through high school, college, and into the pros.

Before heading to Pittsburgh, Redman lead an accomplished football career at Bowie State University, a Historically Black College in Southern Maryland. While attending Bowie he set several rushing records, including all-time rushing yards, "Longest Run from Scrimmage (99 yards)" and "Single Season Rushing yards (1,512)." Redman also received "First Team" honors by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association for his 2005 and 2007 season performances.

Redman's high school football career was highlighted by two Gloucester County Player of Year (2001-2003), All New Jersey first-team (2003), and 3x All Colonial Conference first-team (2000-2003) honors.

Isaac and the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV at Dallas Cowboys stadium on February 6, 2011. When the Steelers work their way upfield, we can expect to see Isaac Redman wrestle his way into the end zone.

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