RUNNING BACK SPOTLIGHT – Elijah Redmond- Parkland
Written by: David Mika on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.
40 Yard Dash: 4.5
Class of: 2014
Jersey: # 1
Starting experience: 2-years
2012 Stats: He rushed for over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. On special teams, he had two kick off returns for touchdowns. On defense he had seven interceptions and three of them went for touchdowns. He had 19 total touchdowns.
2012 Highlights: He rushed for 205 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns against Nazareth Area.
Honors: For the first time in Parkland school history, three football players each rushed for over 1,000 yards in the same season. Redmond along with Tim Baranek and Jarel Elder combined for over 3,000 yards rushing.
Coaches Q&A with Jim Morgans
What are his strengths on the field?
“I think his size really helps him. He really runs the zone well. He’s a very strong runner and has great vision. Some of the things he does in practice or in games blow you away. He is one of those guys that can stop on a dime and make a cut. He is a real physical runner. We will use him as a slot receiver. He has great hands. When he is in space that is when he is at his best. If he get’s in the secondary he is gone. On punt returns he has broken probably three or four and last year he had two for touchdowns. He gets stronger as the game goes and he plays both ways. He never wants to come out of the game.”
How is he on defense?
“He is good at man coverage and in the zone. He breaks real well to the ball. He brings experience to the secondary this year.
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