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Veteran running back and two-time Pro Bowl selection enters his eighth season in the NFL and his first campaign with the Black and Gold
NFL CAREER – Veteran running back and two-time Pro Bowl selection enters his eighth season in the NFL and his first campaign with the Black and Gold. . In seven seasons for Atlanta (2014-19) and the New York Giants (2020), the Miami, Fla. native has played in 82 regular season games with 63 starts, carrying 1,005 times for 4,144 yards (4.1 avg.) with 33 touchdowns, while catching 264 passes for 2,073 yards and 11 touchdowns for 6,217 total yards from scrimmage. In five postseason starts for Atlanta, he carried 67 times for 235 yards with three touchdowns and caught 16 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans, 8/1/21; Signed to Buffalo practice squad, 1/12/21; Placed by Giants on Injured Reserve, 11/13/20; Contract terminated by Giants, 1/7/21; Signed by Giants, 9/23/20; Contract terminated by Falcons, 3/16/20; Placed by Falcons on Injured Reserve,10/16/18; Signed by Atlanta to a five-year contract extension, 8/9/17; Signed by Falcons to a four-year contract, 5/22/14; Selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2016: Pro Bowl; 2015: Pro Bowl.
2020 – Played in five games with four starts for the New York Giants and carried 54 times for 172 yards with one touchdown and caught seven passes for 58 yards before being placed on Injured Reserve. Spent two weeks of the postseason on the Bills practice squad. 2019 – In his final season in Atlanta, started all 14 games he played in and had his fourth season with at least 1,000 total yards from scrimmage as he carried 184 times for 656 yards and two touchdowns and caught 59 passes for 410 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. 2018 – Active for two games, recording 14 carries for 68 yards while adding five catches for 23 yards before being placed on the Injured Reserve and missing remainder of the 2018 season. 2017 – Rushed for 865 yards on 196 carries with seven touchdowns while adding 36 catches for 317 yards...Logged 73 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown while adding five catches for 26 yards and one score in the postseason. Recorded the eighth multi-touchdown game of his career, rushing for two scores, in a Week 2 win over Green Bay. Has six career games with two-plus rushing touchdowns. Posted his eighth career 100-yard game in Week 14 at Tampa Bay, with 126 yards on 22 carries. 2016 – Earned his second career Pro Bowl selection in 2016. Ran for 1,079 yards on 227 carries while scoring 11 rushing touchdowns. Also added 54 catches for 462 yards and two scores. Has totaled 100+ scrimmage yards in seven games. Totaled 125 total yards on 18 touches in his playoff debut against Seattle in the Divisional Round. Scored his first playoff touchdown on a one-yard run. Totaled 121 yards from scrimmage, including a game-high 75 yards on the ground, in Super Bowl LI against New England. Paced the Falcons to a 45-32 win on Monday Night Football with 207 total yards on 19 touches, including a 13-yard touchdown reception from QB Matt Ryan, at New Orleans (9/26). Ran for 152 yards on 14 carries (10.9 yards per carry) while adding 55 yards on five receptions. 2015 – Earned first Pro Bowl selection after rushing for 1,056 yards with 11 touchdowns while adding 578 yards on 73 catches and three scores. Ranked fifth in the NFL with 1,634 total yards and tied for the League lead with 14 overall touchdowns. Became the first player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to rush for three touchdowns in each of his first two starts. Was the first player in the Super Bowl era to record seven rushing touchdowns in his first three starts. Became the first Falcon RB since Michael Turner (2009) to record three straight 100-yard games (Weeks 5-7) in 2015. 2014 – Played in all 16 games and had 248 yards off of 65 carries and one touchdown. Also had 30 catches for 225 yards and one touchdown.
COLLEGE – Became first FSU running back since Warrick Dunn to rush for over 1,000 yards when he logged 1,016 yards on 173 carries in 2013. He is the sixth player in Seminole history to accomplish that feat. Led the team in rushing during both his freshman and junior campaigns, becoming the 15th player since 1947 to pace the offense in multiple seasons. His 30 rushing TDs are tied for third in school history while his 2,255 career rushing yards are tied for the eighth most in school history. Appeared in 39 games during three seasons at Florida State, starting 26 contests, including his final 19 appearances. Compiled 2,730 all-purpose yards, adding 475 yards on 47 receptions to his 404 carries and 2,255 career rushing yards, and averaged 70 yards per game. In 2013, earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors from the league's coaches and media after leading the team in rushing for the second time in his career. averaged 5.9 yards per carry and ran for 14 touchdowns while his 1,016 yards were the seventh-highest single season total in school history. Rushed 11 times for 73 yards, including a late second-quarter touchdown in Florida State's 34-31 victory over Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game. As a sophomore in 2012, he ranked second on the team with 660 yards on 111 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry, and scoring eight touchdowns. Earned third-team Freshman All-America honors from the NFL Draft Report after leading the Seminoles with 579 yards on 120 carries, the fifth-highest yardage total by a true freshman in school history. Averaged 4.8 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns while starting seven games.
PERSONAL – Attended Miami (Fla.) Central HS, where he was a consensus four-star recruit. Led Miami Central to a Class 6A state championship as a senior in 2010 after posting 2,208 yards and 26 TDs. Rivals.com regarded him as the 10th-best running back in the nation, placing him 22nd on their Florida Top 100 and 108th on the Rivals250 lists while Scout.com considered him to be the ninth-best running back in high school. Named the MVP of the state title game after gaining 308 yards on 36 carries - falling just 20 yards shy of a state championship game record. He recorded 663 rushing yards and six TDs in the final two games of the state playoffs, receiving first-team All-Dade recognition from The Miami Herald and was a member of the Times-Union's Florida Super 75 squad. Has been active with numerous league-wide initiatives such as My Cause My Cleats and Play60 youth football camps, as well as taking part in 'Giving Tuesday' where players visit schools, hospitals or volunteer at local organizations to give back to the community. Since 2015, Freeman has teamed up with other recognizable NFL players to host the Devonta Freeman Football and Cheerleading Camp and Community Outreach Day in his hometown of Miami. Through the camp, which is free for all kids, NFL players teach the young athletes football skills in addition to talking to them about the value of giving back to the community.