Today is a hard day for for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman. This morning Redman announced on his official Twitter account that he has decided to retire from the National Football League after sustaining a serious spinal cord injury that he sustained during the 2013 NFL Season.
Redman's career in the NFL began with the Pittsburgh Steelers following the 2009 NFL Draft. Redman was undrafted out of Bowie State but the Steelers saw something in him and later signed him to a rookie contract.
During his first full season with the Pittsburgh Steelers Redman was bouncing around from the practice roster to the main roster and was even waived during training camp. But Redman and the Steelers at the end were still able to come to good terms and the team was able to hold on to him. Heading into the 2010 season things changed for Redman as head coach Mike Tomlin named Redman as the teams goal line running back for the season. Redman got his first NFL touchdown against the Oakland Raiders on November 21st.
After a solid 2010 performance Redman would continue to re-main a #2 at best during his time in Pittsburgh until 2013 where he sustained a serious spinal cord injury that ultimately did a end to a promising NFL career. Redman finishes NFL career with 1,148 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns over five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hopefully coaching the game of football is in the future for Redman.