34   Brandon Freeman
Brandon Freeman


Ruther Glen, Va.

High School:
Blue Ridge School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 203



On Freeman: Major contributor in each of his first three seasons at UMass in the secondary and on special teams ... Excellent cornerback with great length and athleticism ... Battling with Courtney Robinson for starting job heading into camp ... Will see extensive time in his senior season ... Has a strong presence on the field according to Coach Brown ... Very solid and smart football player ... Strong tackler and special teams demon.

2007 UPDATE (as of Nov. 6): • Talented and smart starting cornerback who also provides tremendous special teams kick coverage. • Starting cornerback in four games, has 12 tackles. • Has not played in last three games for suspension of team rules. • Had a tackle along with a forced fumble and recovery at Maine (9/22). • Racked up seven tackles, including 100th career tackle, and a pass break-up in win over Towson (9/15). • Made three tackles in opener vs. Holy Cross (9/1).

As a junior in 2006: Cornerback who also was a key contributor on special teams kick coverage ... Played in last 10 games of the season, starting one in a nickel package ... Returned to action after missing the first five games for a suspension due to violation of team rules ... Made 26 tackles ... Also had two TFLs for three yards including a sack for two yards along with three pass break-ups ... Two stops at #2 Montana (12/8) along with pass break-up ... Made three tackles including a sack and TFL vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAAs ... Four tackles vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round ... Three tackles including TFL vs. Hofstra (11/18) ... Equaled career-high with eight tackles at #9 New Hampshire (11/4). Was great on special teams with two tackles ... First played at Towson (10/14), made one tackles.

As A Sophomore In 2005: Talented and smart cornerback who played in 10 games, starting twice at cornerback ... Made 40 total tackles, including 21 solo tackles ... He had one interception, one fumble recovery and four pass break-ups ... Finished the year with career-high eight tackles at Hofstra (11/19) ... Three tackles at Army (11/12) and Delaware (11/5) ... Made six tackles for third time in career at Maine (10/22) also had a TFL ... Made four tackles, a TFL, had a fumble recovery and pass break-up in helping to win over No. 4 James Madison (10/15) ... Started at corneback and had two tackles vs. Northeastern (10/8) ... Returned to action vs. Albany (9/17) and made two tackles ... Made his return to home state of Virginia at Richmond (9/1) started and had six tackles (3 solo) along with second career interception (14-yard return).

As A Freshman In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in all 11 games with 29 tackles ... Started three games in place of R.J. Cobbs from 10/16-10/30 ... Drew first career start at cornerback, intercepting first career pass, posting six tackles, recovering a fumble and two pass break-ups at New Hampshire (10/16) ... Had five solo tackles, a sack for six yards, a pass break-up vs. Maine (10/30) ... Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone against Delaware State (9/4) for a touchdown and had a fumble recovery return for six yards.

Before UMass: Played for head coach Mike Alley at the Blue Ridge School in Dyke, Va. ... Totaled 43 tackles, including 30 solo stops, and two interceptions during his senior year ... Also passed for 1,722 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2003, while rushing for 1,083 yards and 17 scores on 145 attempts (7.5 yards per carry) ... A first team All-Conference selection as a defensive back and kick returner, and a second team All-Conference selection at quarterback ... Named second team All-State as a defensive back ... Also a member of the basketball team at Blue Ridge, where he averaged 10.0 points, 6.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 rebounds per game ... Named first team All-Central Virginia and first team All-Prep League in basketball as a senior ... Captain of the both the football and basketball teams during senior year.

Personal: Brandon LaMar Freeman ... Born March 5, 1985 in Richmond, Va. ... Son of Eric Freeman Sr., and Glenda Freeman ... Brother of Eric Freeman Jr. and Shante' Tolliver ... Hobbies include fishing ... Majoring in African-American Studies.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year GP UT AT TT Sacks TFL Int PBU 2004 11/4 25 4 29 1-6 1-6 1-2 2 2005 10/2 21 19 40 0-0 2-5 1-14 4 2006 10/0 15 11 26 1-3 2-3 0-0 3 2007 4/4 8 4 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 Totals 35/10 69 38 107 2-9 5-14 2-16 10

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8 at Hofstra (11/19/05) & at N. Hampshire (11/4/06) Int.: 1 at N. Hampshire (10/16/04) & at Richmond (9/1/05) Sacks: 1 vs. Maine (10/30/04) & vs. N. Hampshire (12/2/06) TD: 1 blocked punt recovery in EZ at Del. State (9/4/04) Fumble Rec.: 1, four times (last at Maine, 9/22/07)

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