Kris Redding
DE #61
Wake Forest
Mableton, GA

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Rookie defensive end from Mableton, Ga. who makes his first NFL stop after signing with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent in July.


  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on July 31, 2014.

Rookie defensive end from Mableton, Ga. who makes his first NFL stop after signing with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent in July.

A four-year letterman for the Demon Deacons, appeared in 41 games and finished his career with 61 total tackles, including four sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.

2013: Appeared in 11 games for the Demon Deacons and collected 25 total tackles for the season.

  • Tied a season-high with four tackles against Louisiana Monroe (9/14).

2012: Played in 11 games with six starts. Completed the season with 30 tackles, including 14 solo stops, and made 5.5 tackles for loss.

  • Started the season opener vs. Liberty and had three tackles, including a half-tackle for loss (9/1).
  • Turned in a strong performance at Florida State, finishing with four tackles, two sacks for 11 yards and a forced fumble (9/15).

2011: Played in 10 games off the bench to earn his second varsity letter. Finished the season with three tackles, including two solo stops and a half-tackle for loss.

  • Made two tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, vs. Gardner-Webb (9/17).

2010: Saw action in nine games. Finished the year with six tackles, including one for loss.

2009: Redshirted.

Attended Whitefield Academy (N.C.) where he earned all-region honors and was selected to play in the Cobb County Senior Bowl. Was part of a Whitefield squad in 2008 that hosted its first playoff game, won its first region title and recorded its first 10-win season. Was credited with 84 tackles including 19 for losses and 12 sacks as a senior.

  • Son of Pastor Kenney and Cynthia Redding.
  • Also played center and power forward on the Whitefield Academy basketball team.
  • Received a bachelor's degree in communications.

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