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  J.R. Redmond
J.R. Redmond

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carson, Calif.

High School:
Carson

Weight:
210

Position:
Tailback

ASU: Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker candidate ... one of the premier tailbacks in the country ... awesome show of power and speed ... can accelerate through and past most secondaries ... great receiver out of the backfield ... also one of the nation's best all-purpose returners ... ranks fifth in ASU history with 2,864 career rushing yards ... needs 131 yards to move to 4th on the ASU all-time list, surpassing Leon Burton (1955-58, 2,994 yards) ... that mark ranks 26th-best in Pac-10 history ... his 5,107 career all-purpose yards is 547 yards shy of Whizzer White's ASU career record of 5,654 yards.

1999: Ranks third in the Pac-10 and 20th in the nation with 105.6 rushing yards per game ... ranks fifth in the league and 25th in the nation in all-purpose yards (137.0 per game) ... ranks third in the Pac-10 in scoring (8.0 ppg) and ninth in punt returns (7.9 ypr) ... began the season in a "Heisman Showdown" with Texas Tech's Ricky Williams ... Redmond ran for 157 yards on 20 carries ... had touchdown runs of 56 and 3 yards ... his 56-yard effort will be added to the Redmond highlight film as he shed two Red Raider tacklers and avoided the rest on the way to the end zone ... served as a decoy for Delvon Flower's 40-yard TD run on a reverse ... along with his team, he struggled in ASU's 35-7 loss to New Mexico State ... had 62 yards on 24 carries ... that was the most he had carried the ball since the Cal game in 1997 ... ran 19 times for 74 yards and had 102 all-purpose yards in ASU's loss at California ... despite an injured shoulder which kept him from starting, Redmond carried the Sun Devils to a 28-27 victory over UCLA with 185 yards on 23 carries, two touchdowns running and one receiving, piling up 214 all-purpose yards ... than injury slowed him in ASU's next two games, Notre Dame and Washington ... he had a combined 25 carries for 96 yards in those two contests ... rebounded big against Washington state, carrying a career-high 35 times for 165 yards and three rushing TDs (tying career high) ... had 235 all-purpose yards against WSU.

1998: One of the most exciting players in the country ... in addition to starting at tailback, he returned punts and kickoffs, lined up at wide receiver and played safety in certain defensive situations ...Associated Press All-American second-team all-purpose selection ... Football News All-Pac-10 team selection ... named the ASU Offensive MVP ... First Team All-Pac-10 selection for offense and special teams ... averaged 88.3 rushing yards per game, the highest on the team, and ranked 46th in the nation and fifth in the Pac-10 ... his 12 total TDs tied for second in the Pac-10 ... led Arizona State with 11 rushing TDs ... averaged 13.7 yards per punt return, 10th highest in the nation and first in the Pac-10 ... averaged 155.8 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked 13th in the nation and first in the Pac-10 ... ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 49th in the nation with 7.2 points per game ... set an ASU record with 350 all-purpose yards at USC and tied the ninth-best rushing effort in Sun Devil history with 214 yards ... was also the seventh 100-yard rushing game of his career ... rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown against No. 22 Notre Dame ... had scored three TDs by the 14:57 mark in the first half against Stanford, but was sidelined in the second half with a sprained right ankle and an injured left toe ... his 58-yard TD run in the first quarter was his second-longest run of the season and the fifth 50-yard rush of his career ... his 76-yard punt return for a TD was the longest of his career and his first return for a touchdown ... was able to play in just two series against Washington State, sitting out the rest of the game with ankle and toe injuries ... sat out the Cal game with a sprained right ankle ... carried 10 times for 70 yards and one TD at Oregon ... Redmond opened the 1998 season in explosive fashion, posting 254 all-purpose yards against Washington ... his 61-yard punt return against the Huskies led to a 20-yard scoring drive that gave the Sun Devils a 38-35 lead with two minutes remaining ... rushed 15 times for 122 yards (8.1 avg.), a career-high three TDs and 191 all-purpose yards against North Texas ... the three TDs set a new career mark and qualified as the most rushing TDs by a Sun Devils since Terry Battle scored three against Arizona in 1996 ... carried the ball 23 times for 83 yards and one TD against Oregon State ... also eclipsed the 3,000-yard mark in career all-purpose yards ... carried the ball 15 times for 71 yards and one touchdown at Arizona ... the touchdown was a two-yard run that gave ASU a 22-19 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the first half ... also caught two passes for 27 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1995 graduate of Carson High School, Carson, Calif.... was perhaps the most highly sought-after "athlete" on the West Coast... played eight different positions at Carson High... amassed 2,469 all-purpose yards and scored 23 touchdowns ... also collected 203 tackles in three seasons as a defensive back, including three interceptions and eight fumble recoveries... was listed by The Tacoma News-Tribune as a "Western 100" player and named him the "Most Versatile" player in the "Western 100"... made The Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best In The West" list with six votes... was a BlueChip Illustrated all-America... was selected by that publication as the No. 2 defensive back in the West... won first-team all-state honors as a defensive back in 1994... also made first-team all-city in both 1993 and 1994... selected Most Valuable Player of the Carson High squad in both 1993 and 1994... had 26 receptions for 536 yards and 14 touchdowns in 1993... also had 11 punt returns for 400 yards and 12 kickoff returns for 338 yards... best game was against Franklin High in the first round of the 4A city playoffs in 1994 with 16 carries for 316 yards and six touchdowns... captained the football team in 1993 and 1994... lettered in both football and track and field.

PERSONAL: Major is English... parents are Joseph Redmond (truck driver), Carolyn Redmond and Linda Hux of Carson, Calif.... born September 28, 1977... lists most exciting experience in sports as running a 21.9 in the 200-meter dash without practicing... full name is Joseph Robert Redmond.

CAREER HIGHS: Rushing Attempts: 33, at USC (10/3/98). Rushing Yards: 214, at USC (10/3/98). Longest Run: 93 yards, vs. New Mexico State (8/30/97). Touchdowns: 3, twice, last vs. Stanford (10/22/98). Pass Receptions: 6, at USC (10/3/98). Receiving Yards: 68, vs. Washington (9/5/98). Punt Returns: 8, vs. North Texas (9/14/96). Punt Return Yards: 77, vs. Stanford (10/22/98). Longest Punt Return: 76 yards, vs. Stanford (10/22/98). Kickoff Returns: 4, vs. BYU (9/20/97). Kickoff Return Yards: 90, vs. BYU (9/20/97). Longest Kickoff Return: 47, vs. California (11/8/97).

Redmond's Career Statistics

Rushing

Year    G/GS  Att.  Yds.   Avg.  TD   Lg.
1996    11/0   71    327   4.6    2   41
1997    11/1  155    915   5.9    7   93
1998    10/8  166    883   5.3   11   89
1999     7/6  146    739   5.1    8   80
Career 39/15  538   2864   5.3   28   93

Receiving

Year    G/GS  Rec.  Yds.  Avg.  TD   Lg.
1996    11/0   10   211   21.1   2   55
1997    11/1   15   186   12.4   1   28
1998    10/8   22   194    8.8   0   47
1999     7/6    9    86    9.6   1   22
Career 39/15   56   677   12.1   4   55

Returns

Year    PR  Yds. Avg.   TD  Long  KOR  Yds.   Avg. TD  Long
1996    35  286   8.2    0   61     2   83    41.5  0   42
1997    27  259   9.6    0   37    15  323    21.6  0   47
1998    18  246  13.7    1   76    10  235    23.5  0   39
1999    17  134   7.9    0   20     0    0     0.0  0    0
Career  97  925   9.5    1   76    27  641    23.7  0   47

All Purpose Per Per

Year        Rush    Rec.   Punts   KO      Total    Touch  Game
1996     71- 327  10-211  35-286   2- 83  122- 911  7.5    82.8
1997    155- 915  15-186  27-259  15-323  208-1679  8.1   152.6
1998    166- 883  22-194  18-246  10-235  216-1558  7.2   155.8
1999    146- 739   9- 86  17-134   0-  0  172- 959  5.6   137.0
Career  538-2864  56-677  97-925  27-641  718-5107  7.1   130.1
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