Devonta Freeman is a running back for the Atlanta Falcons. He was a member of the 2014 BCS National Champion while he played for Florida State.
Freeman was born on March 12, 1992 in Miami, Florida. As a senior at Miami Central High School, Freeman led the Miami-Dade County with 2,208 rushing yards and 26 TDs, including 663 yards and six TDs in the final two games of the state playoffs.
He was ranked as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and was named the 10th best running back in the nation.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Before his junior season in 2013, Freeman has a career-high 660 rushing yards as a sophomore. In 2013, Freeman became the first FSU running back to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Warrick Dunn did so in 1996. Freeman finished the season with 1,016 yards and 14 TDs to help the team win the BCS National Championship.
Freeman led the Seminoles in rushing yards in each of the three years he played for the team.
On July 11, 2014, days after the BCS Championship Game, Freeman announced that he was not going to stay at FSU for his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.
Freeman was drafted by the Falcons with 103rd pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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