Does the name Silas Redd sound familiar to you?
Well, it might, as Redd was the highest-profile defection from the Penn State program after the NCAA notably granted them release from their scholarships following the Sandusky scandal after the 2011 season. If you haven’t heard from Redd since then, the now senior running back landed at USC, and while he hasn’t quite fulfilled his illustrious promise, he’s been a big-time member of that running back unit in Los Angeles.
However, Redd has been ruled out for the upcoming Stanford game on Saturday as a result of a knee injury, and this is a significant blow to the young man. He’s been banged up ever since he arrived in the Trojans program, playing in only 5 games this year after being limited in 2 games as a junior, and this is the biggest game for the program in some time, as Stanford brings their lofty #4 ranking to town.
Fortunately for Ed Orgeron and company, Redd is a member of a very deep running back unit, and the de facto starter at the position (Tre Madden) is expected to be back in uniform for the game.
Personally, I hope Redd can get healthy enough to showcase himself for the NFL by the time Draft season approaches, but his time as a serious contributor at USC could be over.