Max Redfield, IUP take down Brian Kelly's alma mater in D-II football playoffs

ND Insider Staff
ND Insider

Former Notre Dame safety Max Redfield’s redemptive season on Saturday ran through a piece of his past — sort of.

Redfield and his third-ranked Indiana University of Pennsylvania teammates defeated, ND coach Brian Kelly’s alma mater, No. 15 Assumption College, 27-22 in an NCAA Division II quarterfinal playoff game at Indiana, Pa.

The victory might turn out to be bittersweet for Redfield, who was carted off the field during the game after making three tackles in the first half. His status for IUP’s semifinal matchup next weekend was not immediately known.

Redfield, a former five-star recruit, has amassed 78 tackles this season for IUP (13-0), with one tackle for loss, four interceptions, nine pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

His last season of game action at ND was in 2015. He was dismissed from the team by Kelly in August of 2016 after being arrested for and changed with one misdemeanor count of carrying a handgun without a license and a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.

He pleaded guilty to both charges in March.

Former Notre Dame safety Max Redfield has found new life at NCAA Division II power Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of IUP Athletics)