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Father knows best: PSU's Redd learned discipline, work ethic early on from his Marine/cop dad

August 22, 2011
By Cory Giger, , The Altoona Mirror

UNIVERSITY PARK -- They don't come much tougher than Silas Redd Sr. Six years in the Marines, followed by 24 years as a police detective working with at-risk kids and in the narcotics division have made the patriarch of the Redd family a no-nonsense disciplinarian who exemplifies leadership, family values and work ethic. It's no wonder that his son, Penn State running back Silas Redd Jr., exhibits those exact same qualities.

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