Players

Jerrell Freeman
ILB #50
Height:
6-0
Weight:
240
Age:
28
College:
Mary Hardin-Baylor
Hometown:
Waco, TX
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
126
SCK
5.5
FF
6
INT
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 271 173 98 7.5 0 8 3 17 -- 13 1 7 2
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 OAK W 21-17 10 5 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIA L 20-24 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
3 @SF W 27-7 8 7 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 @JAC W 37-3 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 SEA W 34-28 13 7 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @SD L 9-19 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 DEN W 39-33 9 5 4 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @HOU W 27-24 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 STL L 8-38 10 6 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @TEN W 30-27 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ARI L 11-40 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 TEN W 22-14 9 5 4 -- -- 1 1 13 13 13 0 0 1
14 @CIN L 28-42 9 4 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 HOU W 25-3 7 4 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
16 @KC W 23-7 5 4 1 -- -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 1 1
17 JAC W 30-10 8 5 3 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2012.
  • Signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2009.
  • Released by the Titans prior to the start of the 2008 regular season.
  • Originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Set a franchise record and ranked fifth in the NFL for tackles in a season with 203 and became only the second Colts defender in franchise history to top 200 tackles in a season in 2012.
  • Became the first undrafted NFL player to return an interception for a touchdown in his NFL debut since 1987.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Started at inside linebacker in all 16 games this season. Led the team with 203 tackles (116 solo), two sacks, one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • In his first career NFL start at Chicago (9/9) led the team with 13 tackles (six solo), one pass defensed and one interception, which he returned four yards for a touchdown.
  • Led the team in tackles (18) while contributing with his first career sack and forced fumble against Minnesota (9/16).
  • Started at WILL linebacker against the Jets (10/14) and led the team in tackles for the fifth consecutive week with 19 (eight solo).
  • Led the team in tackles for the ninth occasion of the season against Buffalo (11/25) with 18 (13 solo), which tied his second-highest single-game total. Added his second sack of the year when he brought down Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the first quarter.
  • Started at WILL linebacker and recorded 15 stops (10 solo) in the team’s playoff clinching victory at Kansas City (12/23).
  • Led the team in tackles (11) for the 13th game starting at WILL linebacker against Houston (12/30). With 11 tackles, he became the second Colts defender to top 200 tackles in a season and set a new franchise record and ranked fifth in the NFL for tackles in a season with 203, topping Jeff Herrod’s mark of 200 in 1994.
  • Started at WILL linebacker in his first career playoff game and contributed with six tackles (two solos) at Baltimore (1/6/13).

 

CFL CAREER:

  • In three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL (2009-2011), totaled 144 tackles, 13.0 sacks, three interceptions, four fumble recoveries and one touchdown.
  • Was a three-time CFL Defensive Player of the Week and 2011 CFL All-Star.
  • Participated in two CFL Grey Cup games with the Roughriders.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Finished his career at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2004-2007) as the school’s all-time leader in tackles and became the first Cru player to go over 300 career tackles.
  • Named D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Was a three-time American Southwest Conference first-team All-Conference selection.
  • Finished his senior season with 112 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, seven passes defensed and one blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended University High School in Waco, Texas where he grew up.
  • Participated in numerous Play 60 activities and events.
  • Volunteered at the Indianapolis Humane Society.
  • Served meals to homeless men at Wheeler Mission as part of teammate Antoine Bethea’s Safe Coverage Foundation visit.
  • Assisted in the annual Colts Playground Build.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2012.
  • Signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2009.
  • Released by the Titans prior to the start of the 2008 regular season.
  • Originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Set a franchise record and ranked fifth in the NFL for tackles in a season with 203 and became only the second Colts defender in franchise history to top 200 tackles in a season in 2012.
  • Became the first undrafted NFL player to return an interception for a touchdown in his NFL debut since 1987.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Started at inside linebacker in all 16 games this season. Led the team with 203 tackles (116 solo), two sacks, one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • In his first career NFL start at Chicago (9/9) led the team with 13 tackles (six solo), one pass defensed and one interception, which he returned four yards for a touchdown.
  • Led the team in tackles (18) while contributing with his first career sack and forced fumble against Minnesota (9/16).
  • Started at WILL linebacker against the Jets (10/14) and led the team in tackles for the fifth consecutive week with 19 (eight solo).
  • Led the team in tackles for the ninth occasion of the season against Buffalo (11/25) with 18 (13 solo), which tied his second-highest single-game total. Added his second sack of the year when he brought down Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the first quarter.
  • Started at WILL linebacker and recorded 15 stops (10 solo) in the team’s playoff clinching victory at Kansas City (12/23).
  • Led the team in tackles (11) for the 13th game starting at WILL linebacker against Houston (12/30). With 11 tackles, he became the second Colts defender to top 200 tackles in a season and set a new franchise record and ranked fifth in the NFL for tackles in a season with 203, topping Jeff Herrod’s mark of 200 in 1994.
  • Started at WILL linebacker in his first career playoff game and contributed with six tackles (two solos) at Baltimore (1/6/13).

 

CFL CAREER:

  • In three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL (2009-2011), totaled 144 tackles, 13.0 sacks, three interceptions, four fumble recoveries and one touchdown.
  • Was a three-time CFL Defensive Player of the Week and 2011 CFL All-Star.
  • Participated in two CFL Grey Cup games with the Roughriders.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Finished his career at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2004-2007) as the school’s all-time leader in tackles and became the first Cru player to go over 300 career tackles.
  • Named D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Was a three-time American Southwest Conference first-team All-Conference selection.
  • Finished his senior season with 112 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, seven passes defensed and one blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended University High School in Waco, Texas where he grew up.
  • Participated in numerous Play 60 activities and events.
  • Volunteered at the Indianapolis Humane Society.
  • Served meals to homeless men at Wheeler Mission as part of teammate Antoine Bethea’s Safe Coverage Foundation visit.
  • Assisted in the annual Colts Playground Build.