Player Bio

Jerrell Freeman
ILB #50
Height:
6-0
Weight:
235
Age:
31
College:
Mary Hardin-Baylor
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 598 390 208 12.0 0 20 4 40 -- 23 2 8 3
2017 CHI 1 1 10 7 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 CHI 12 12 110 86 24 0.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 IND 13 13 112 66 46 3.0 0 2 1 23 23 23 1 0 1
2014 IND 12 12 95 58 37 1.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 IND 16 16 126 83 43 5.5 -- 6 2 13 6.5 13 0 6 2
2012 IND 16 16 145 90 55 2.0 0 2 1 4 4 4 1 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ATL L 17-23 10 7 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters his sixth professional season, starting all 69 career games he's appeared in with the Indianapolis Colts (2012-15) and Chicago Bears (2016) … owns 605 career tackles, 12 sacks, 28 TFLs, 4 interceptions (2 returned for touchdowns), 22 pass breakups, 8 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries … notched 100 tackles in 4-of-5 professional seasons (2012-13 & '15-16) … became the first undrafted NFL player to return an interception for a touchdown in his NFL debut since 1987 … had 6 forced fumbles in 2013, tied for third most in the NFL and set a Colts franchise record … 145 tackles in 2012 ranked fourth in the NFL and second among rookies … started 5-of-6 career postseason games, recording 54 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 pass breakup, TFL, forced fumble and fumble recovery ... started his professional career in the CFL, recording 144 tackles, 13 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries and 1 defensive touchdown over three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2009-11) … three-time CFL Defensive Player of the Week and 2011 CFL All-Star … participated in two CFL Grey Cup games with the Roughriders.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2013: AFC Defensive Player of the Week at KC (12/22); USA Today All-Joe Team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent (1/19/12) … re-signed with the Colts (4/27/15) … signed  3-year contract with the Chicago Bears (3/12/16). SIGNED through 2018.

2016 SEASON: Started all 12 games he appeared in tallying 127 tackles, 5 pass breakups and 7 TFLs ... led the team in tackles and recorded the game-high in tackles on 10 different occasions ... ranked 4th on the team in pass breakups (1st among linebackers) ... set a career-high with 17 tackles in the season opener at HOU (9/11) ... recorded his 4th 100+ tackle season of his NFL career. GAMES PLAYED- STARTED: 12-12

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Put together his third 100+ tackle season since 2012, collecting 112 tackles over 13 games (13 starts) in his final season as a Colt … also recorded 3 sacks, 1 interception (returned for a touchdown), 2 pass breakups, 4 TFLs and 1 fumble recovery … 112 tackles ranked 2nd on the team while his 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd. 2014: Collected 95 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6 pass breakups, 4 TFLs and 1 forced fumble while starting 12-of-12 games for Indianapolis … 95 tackles ranked 2nd on the team … also started all 3 of the Colts postseason contests, recording a team-high 32 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery. 2013: In his second professional season with the Colts, tallied a team-high 126 tackles while starting all 16 games … notched career-highs in sacks (5.5), interceptions (2), forced fumbles (6) and fumble recoveries (2) … also recorded 6 pass breakups and TFLs … started 1-of-2 postseason contests, posting 18 tackles, 1 pass breakup and 1 TFL. 2012: Started 16-of-16 contests, notching a team and career-high 145 tackles as an undrafted rookie with the Colts …also collected a career-high 7 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble … started the Colts lone playoff game, producing 4 tackles. 2011 (CFL): In his final season with Saskatchewan, totaled 105 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in 17 games … added 3 STTs. 2010 (CFL): In 17 games, recorded 24 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery in his second season with the Roughriders ... added 13 STTs. 2009 (CFL): In his first season in Saskatchewan, appeared in all 17 games, collecting 15 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 25 STTs.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 51 contests for Mary Hardin-Baylor (2004-07), recording 311 tackles, 34.5 TFLs, 15 sacks, 6 interceptions and 4 defensive touchdowns … finished his career as the school's all-time leader in tackles (311) and became the first player in school history to record over 300 career tackles … also posted the second-highest single-season tackle total in school history … named D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … three-time first team All-America Southwest Conference selection and two-time American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com All-American … voted South Region Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and was also a two-time All-Region selection... Played for the Cru's 2004 National Runner-Up team and the 2007 National Semifinalist team … finished his senior season with 112 tackles, 18.5 TFLs, 6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 7 pass breakups and 1 blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown.

PERSONAL: Attended University High School in Waco, Texas.
PRO CAREER: Enters his sixth professional season, starting all 69 career games he's appeared in with the Indianapolis Colts (2012-15) and Chicago Bears (2016) … owns 605 career tackles, 12 sacks, 28 TFLs, 4 interceptions (2 returned for touchdowns), 22 pass breakups, 8 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries … notched 100 tackles in 4-of-5 professional seasons (2012-13 & '15-16) … became the first undrafted NFL player to return an interception for a touchdown in his NFL debut since 1987 … had 6 forced fumbles in 2013, tied for third most in the NFL and set a Colts franchise record … 145 tackles in 2012 ranked fourth in the NFL and second among rookies … started 5-of-6 career postseason games, recording 54 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 pass breakup, TFL, forced fumble and fumble recovery ... started his professional career in the CFL, recording 144 tackles, 13 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries and 1 defensive touchdown over three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2009-11) … three-time CFL Defensive Player of the Week and 2011 CFL All-Star … participated in two CFL Grey Cup games with the Roughriders.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2013: AFC Defensive Player of the Week at KC (12/22); USA Today All-Joe Team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent (1/19/12) … re-signed with the Colts (4/27/15) … signed  3-year contract with the Chicago Bears (3/12/16). SIGNED through 2018.

2016 SEASON: Started all 12 games he appeared in tallying 127 tackles, 5 pass breakups and 7 TFLs ... led the team in tackles and recorded the game-high in tackles on 10 different occasions ... ranked 4th on the team in pass breakups (1st among linebackers) ... set a career-high with 17 tackles in the season opener at HOU (9/11) ... recorded his 4th 100+ tackle season of his NFL career. GAMES PLAYED- STARTED: 12-12

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Put together his third 100+ tackle season since 2012, collecting 112 tackles over 13 games (13 starts) in his final season as a Colt … also recorded 3 sacks, 1 interception (returned for a touchdown), 2 pass breakups, 4 TFLs and 1 fumble recovery … 112 tackles ranked 2nd on the team while his 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd. 2014: Collected 95 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6 pass breakups, 4 TFLs and 1 forced fumble while starting 12-of-12 games for Indianapolis … 95 tackles ranked 2nd on the team … also started all 3 of the Colts postseason contests, recording a team-high 32 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery. 2013: In his second professional season with the Colts, tallied a team-high 126 tackles while starting all 16 games … notched career-highs in sacks (5.5), interceptions (2), forced fumbles (6) and fumble recoveries (2) … also recorded 6 pass breakups and TFLs … started 1-of-2 postseason contests, posting 18 tackles, 1 pass breakup and 1 TFL. 2012: Started 16-of-16 contests, notching a team and career-high 145 tackles as an undrafted rookie with the Colts …also collected a career-high 7 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble … started the Colts lone playoff game, producing 4 tackles. 2011 (CFL): In his final season with Saskatchewan, totaled 105 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in 17 games … added 3 STTs. 2010 (CFL): In 17 games, recorded 24 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery in his second season with the Roughriders ... added 13 STTs. 2009 (CFL): In his first season in Saskatchewan, appeared in all 17 games, collecting 15 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 25 STTs.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 51 contests for Mary Hardin-Baylor (2004-07), recording 311 tackles, 34.5 TFLs, 15 sacks, 6 interceptions and 4 defensive touchdowns … finished his career as the school's all-time leader in tackles (311) and became the first player in school history to record over 300 career tackles … also posted the second-highest single-season tackle total in school history … named D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … three-time first team All-America Southwest Conference selection and two-time American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com All-American … voted South Region Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and was also a two-time All-Region selection... Played for the Cru's 2004 National Runner-Up team and the 2007 National Semifinalist team … finished his senior season with 112 tackles, 18.5 TFLs, 6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 7 pass breakups and 1 blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown.

PERSONAL: Attended University High School in Waco, Texas.
 

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