red|shirt

red|shirt «REHD SHURT», noun, verb. U.S. Sports.
–n.
a college student of marked athletic ability whose normal four-year course is deliberately extended by one year, usually the sophomore year, in order that he may develop further his athletic skills.
–v.t.
to keep out of varsity competition for a year as a redshirt.
[so called because of the red shirts often worn by such players during practice to distinguish them from members of the varsity]

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