Super Bowl champ visits Husker camp

Former New England Patriot running back J.R. Redmond will be at Exhibition Stadium tonight at 7:45 p.m.

The Valley Huskers hold their annual Spring Camp this weekend, with a special guest dropping by.

J.R. Redmond is coming up as a guest coach and will be on the Exhibition Stadium turf Friday night at 7:45 p.m.

Redmond is a retired National Football League running back.

The former Arizona State Sun Devil was a third round pick of the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL draft and won a Super Bowl in his second season as his Pats downed the St. Louis Rams 20-17.

Redmond had the key play on the final drive that led to Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal.

Catching a pass out of the backfield, Redmond evaded a tackler, got the first down and got out of bounds, preserving a valuable timeout that would be used to give Vinatieri time to kick.

Redmond played three more seasons after that, two with the Oakland Raiders and one with the Arizona Cardinals.

Get spring camp info online at valleyhuskers.org.