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Isaac Redman Takes Winding Path To Steelers Starting Job

Here's a good article on Steelers running back Isaac Redman, who will be starting in place of Rashard Mendenhall against the Broncos Sunday afternoon. The piece goes into great detail on Redman's background and how he ended up at Division II Bowie State. He was accused of sexual assault and eventually pled guilty to fourth-degree sexual contact. His mother lost her house and car trying to defend him. Then he lost his scholarship to Temple after getting a low SAT score. And finally, there was Bowie State.


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Redman finished up at Bowie as the school's all-time leader in rushing yards, but he went undrafted. Todd McNair, who had previously played for Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, sent Arians some game tape of Redman, and he ended up being invited to training camp. Three years later, here he is. Redman certainly got a lot of help to get this far.


For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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