One-on-One with former Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman: What happened to ‘Red-Zone’ Redman?

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” — John Steinbeck
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In 2009, Isaac Redman’s NFL dreams came true after a meteoric rise from seventh-string running back out of a small college in Bowie, Maryland to a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster. Redman never doubted himself, saying after the his first preseason game in August of 2009, “This team prides itself on being able to find those free agents that are capable of playing. Hopefully I can be that next free agent.”

He did become that free agent. He played four seasons and then, it seemed, his career ended as suddenly as it began.

What happened to No. 33, Isaac Redman? Before “what happened”, life wasn’t happening to Redman, he was making it happen.

Youth Cyrus Jones Jersey Even Redman’s earliest memories include football. As a toddler, his mom, Leslie Redman, would turn on NFL games. He would remain entranced in front of the screen the same way most kids are mesmerized by Sesame Street. “I was in love with football from the first moment I saw it,” he recalled. His mom would ask him, “Are you going to take me to a Super Bowl one day?” Of course he was. There was never a doubt in his mind.

Just as the current and previous generation of Americans embraced soccer as participants and fans (and consumers), so too have English fans with American football. In both cases international TV rights have spurred demand.

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