As the Atlanta Falcons made their way back to the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history Sunday, running back Devonta Freeman will get the chance to be a “champion” at his third straight level of football.
You might be aware that Freeman was part of the FSU team that defeated Auburn for the BCS Championship in 2013, but did you know that followed the now 24 year old’s stellar high school career, which also culminated in a title?
Freeman led heralded Miami Central High to the 2010 6A State Championship running for an astounding 308 yards in the title game to obviously capture MVP honors. It capped a 2,208 yards rushing senior season and obviously, solidified his scholarship to Florida State.
Once in Tallahassee, Freeman worked his way into being the Noles feature back in year three, and ran for 1,016 yards and 14 TD’s, as part of the Jameis Winston led offense that marched to the ACC Title and then, the National Championship. Freeman had 11 carries for 73 yards in the FSU dramatic 34-31 win over Auburn in Pasadena, CA.
Back to Sunday’s NFC Championship game, Freeman tallied 42 yards rushing on 14 carries but also had 42 yards receiving, including a third quarter TD reception in Atlanta’s 44-21 blowout win over Green Bay.
Now, Devonta Freeman has the chance to compete a “Triple” in two weeks in Houston and have some serious bragging rights over fellow running backs throughout his high school, college and now NFL careers and of course, with three rings, too.