Max Redfield

Sophomore Season (2014) – Redfield started the 2014 season firmly entrenched in the starting lineup, but before the season ended, Redfield was supplanted in the lineup in favor of both Drue Tranquil, a true freshman, and Eilar Hardy, a senior who missed most of the season due to the academic inquiry at Notre Dame.  Even with his demotion, Redfield finished second on the team with 68 tackles.  Negative plays were not in abundance for Redfield, however, with just 0.5 tackles for loss and a single interception.

Redfield’s demotion came, along with Elijah Shumate’s, following Notre Dame’s disappointing showing against Arizona State in Tempe.  Injuries thrust him back into a starting role, before a rib injury of his own knocked him back to the sideline.  Redfield saved his best for last though with a 14 tackle performance, by far the best showing of his career, in the Music City Bowl against LSU.

As Redfield enters his junior season he still has a lot of time left to live up to his 5-star billing.  Having the same defensive system for back to back seasons after learning two defenses in two seasons should help him find a greater comfort level.  With the move of Bob Elliot to a special assistant coach role, Redfield will, however, have a new position coach in former Notre Dame All-American Todd Lyght.  Lyght came to Notre Dame this off-season after serving as a defensive intern with Chip Kelly at Oregon and then coaching defensive backs for Kelly with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Freshman Season (2013) – Pegged by many to be an instant impact freshman heading into the 2013 season, Max Redfield saw the field early in his Irish career, but it wasn’t until the season finale Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers that the 5-star recruit recorded the first start of his career.  Redfield did play in 12 of 13 games, however, and recorded 12 tackles throughout the season.  Of his 12 tackles, 3 of them came in a single contest vs. BYU.

Recruiting – Originally committed to USC, Max Redfield opened up his recruiting during his senior season and quickly started to favor the Irish.  By the time the Under Armour All-American Bowl came around, Redfield was selecting Notre Dame over the Trojans on national television.  In the game itself, Redfield showed why all of the recruiting services except ESPN tabbed the California native a 5-star recruit.  Redfield was the first 5-star safety to sign with Notre Dame since Gerome Sapp back in the late 90’s.

Max Redfield News

Max Redfield: A Case Study in Opportunity Lost

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly acted swiftly, fairly, and sternly on Sunday when he dismissed starting free safety Max Redfield from the team following the senior’s arrest early Saturday morning on possession of marijuana and an unlicensed fire arm.  Redfield, a one time 5-star recruit and starting member of the 10th ranked Fighting Irish, […]

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How Notre Dame Will Replace Max Redfield

Brian Kelly did not waste too much time before deciding it was time to part ways with the much maligned Max Redfield following his arrest along with four other teammates on Friday night in Fulton, Indiana.  The former five-star recruit who never lived up to his promise on the field saw his Notre Dame career […]

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Report: Max Redfield, Five Other Notre Dame Football Players Arrested

Notre Dame has potentially got it’s yearly off-season kick in the nuts this Saturday morning with reports of six Notre Dame football players including starters Max Redfield and Tevon Coney being arrested Friday night and Saturday morning in two separate incidents. In total the six players reported to have been arrested include Redfield, Coney, Dexter […]

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Previewing Notre Dame’s 2016 Fall Camp Position Battles

The yearly long national nightmare known as the college football off-season is finally almost over.  Notre Dame officially kicks off the 2016 football season on Saturday with their first official practice at Culver Academy for their fall camp.  Just like with every year, optimism is reigning freely.  At the same time, a number of key […]

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Max Redfield: Notre Dame Football Now or Never ’16

In the past month UHND’s “Now or Never” series has previewed the offensive side of the ball, from quarterback Malik Zaire, wide receivers Torii Hunter and Corey Holmes, tight end Durham Smythe and running back Tarean Folston.  This week UHND moves to the defensive side of the ball to take a look at the up-and-down […]

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Questions Linger for Notre Dame Following Spring Ball

Just as soon as it began, spring practice concluded last Saturday for the Notre Dame football team, with a somewhat uneventful game that ended up with a 17-7 Blue victory over the Gold. We learned a lot of things about the upcoming Irish football team–they are good at quarterback and the running backs are as […]

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4 Notre Dame Seniors Who Can Shape 2016

Notre Dame has seen a “senior bump” from a number of players over the last four years. Here’s four potential seniors who could shape the 2016 season.

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Max Redfield Sent Home for Violation of Team Rules

Notre Dame might be getting back a couple of projected 2015 starters in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl, but they will now be without starting safety Max Redfield

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Boston College v. Notre Dame ’15: Shamrock Stickers

It wasn’t pretty but the Irish survived and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 19-16 victory versus Boston College in the Shamrock Series game at Fenway Park.  The Irish were plagued by turnovers that kept the Eagles in the game despite the vast gap in talent.  The Notre Dame defense was able to do […]

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Notre Dame v. Clemson – Shamrock Stickers

  Notre Dame saw its dreams of an undefeated season fall apart in Death Valley on Saturday night, falling to Clemson 24-22. The Irish turned the ball over four times, had many costly dropped passes and were handicapped by perplexing play-calling, which combined to cost them the game. The Irish offensive line was also exposed […]

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’15 Notre Dame Football Pre-Season Predictions

We are about halfway through fall practice for the Notre Dame football team, the media has seen four full practices, the team has gone through it’s annual media day, Jac Collinsworth is delighting us with his new hipster haircut, so naturally it’s time to make some declarations. If you follow reports from those in the […]

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Notre Dame Football Fall Camp ’15 Day Top Plays

Notre Dame kicked off 2015 fall camp on Friday from Culver Academy with the first practice of the year.  The crew over at WatchND put together a NFL Films style highlight package with some of the day’s top plays.  Watch Keivarae Russell cover Will Fuller like a blanket, Torii Hunter make a leaping, spraweled out […]

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Defenders with Attitude

In civilian life, a “chip on the shoulder” is often a precursor for conflict.

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Post Spring Notre Dame Football Stock Report

With spring practice complete and Notre Dame ready for OTA’s, we have a somewhat better idea now of what the Irish have to work with and work on between now and September 5.  Based on what we learned this spring, here are some players who saw their stocks rise and fall over the course of […]

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Brian Kelly Talks 2015 Notre Dame Blue Gold Game

Brian Kelly met with the media on Saturday following the conclusion of the 2015 Notre Dame Blue and Gold Game – the 15th and final practice for the Fighting Irish in Spring 2015.  Here are some of the highlights of Kelly’s last media session until fall camp kicks off this summer. During his opening remarks […]

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