Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman did something Thursday night that hasn\’t been done by a Steelers running back since 1970 when he tallied over 100 yards receiving in the Steelers 26-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans on the road in Nashville.
Redman, who caught four of five passes thrown his way in the game for 105 yards, is the first Steelers running back to break the 100 yard receiving barrier since Frenchy Fuqua accomplished the feat in 1970 in a win over the Cleveland Browns.
Redman had catches of 55, 33, 13 and 4 yards in the game. In November of 1970 Fuqua had 4 catches for 116 yards and 1 touchdown.
Entering the game the Steelers running back had 33 career catches to his credit for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Despite his receiving success in the game, the night did not end well for Redman as the former undrafted free agent exited the game with 4:42 left in the third quarter after taking a shot to his right knee. Redman never returned and head coach Mike Tomlin said during his post game press conference that the running back suffered an ankle injury.