Georgia Tech football's supreme motivator has lent his talents to the Falcons during their Super Bowl run
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KeShun Freeman and Pat Gamble are already providing the push up front
Georgia Tech takes on Georgia in Athens on Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Yellow Jackets open the 2016 season with a win in Ireland against an ACC rival.
ACC Championship on December 6, 2014.
Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)
2014 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (Phil Steele, USA TODAY)
2014 ALL-ACC, HONORABLE MENTION (ACSMA)
2015 (Sophomore): Started at defensive end in all 12 games ... Led all defensive linemen with 44 tackles ... Added four tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Recorded two solo tackles and forced fumble against ASU ... Tallied two tackles, one sack and one TFL vs. Green Wave ... Recorded five tackles, half-TFL and one QB hurry at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Tallied five solo tackles and recovered fumble at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Recorded three tackles, 1.0 TFL and 1.0 sack vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Had six tackles at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Made four stops vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) ... Recorded career-high seven tackles and sack for 14-yard loss vs. Florida State (Oct. 24) ... Had five tackles and one PBU at Virginia (Oct. 31).
2014 (True Freshman): Played in all 14 games, starting 12 consecutive times ... Named All-ACC honorable mention by media ... Named to 2014 True Freshman All-America Team by 247Sports and ESPN ... Also named Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and USA TODAY ... Led all defensive linemen with 54 tackles, including 37 solo ... Led defense with 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks ... Forced and recovered fumble ... Blocked one punt ... Recorded three tackles - two solo - with 0.5 TFL and one QB hurry in Tech’s 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Registered five tackles, including three solo, vs. Florida State in ACC Championship game (Dec. 6) ... Had five tackles, including one sack for loss of seven yards, at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Recorded three tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 12) ... Tallied four tackles at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Had five tackles, including one sack for loss of six yards, forced fumble, had one pass break up and blocked punt vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Recorded three solo tackles at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Registered four tackles, including two for loss of three yards, and had one QB hurry at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Set career-high with six solo tackles, including one for loss of two yards, vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Registered one tackle for loss of three yards vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Had five tackles, including one for loss of four yards and 0.5 sacks for loss of four yards, and had quarterback hurry at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Tallied four tackles and recovered fumble late in fourth quarter that set up Tech’s game-winning drive in career-first start vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Had two tackles, including career-first sack for loss of three yards, at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Recorded four tackles, including one for loss of seven yards, in college debut against Wofford (Aug. 30).
High School: Callaway H.S., December 2013 ... Played four seasons of football for coach Pete Wiggins ... Ran one season of track ... Played inside linebacker and defensive end ... Served two years as team captain ... Led Callaway to regional championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Named 2012 Region 4AAA Player of the Year ... Earned all-regional honors in 2011 ... Recorded 153 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three sacks and three blocked kicks as senior ... Led team to 12-2 record in 2013 ... Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 29 at position and No. 54 in Georgia ... Graduated in top five percent of class ... Was crowned Mr. Callaway High School based on academics and behavior.
Personal: Full name is KeShun Jamal Freeman ... Born Nov. 10, 1995, in LaGrange, Ga. ... Parents are Charles and Keisha ... Has four younger siblings – Michael, Jacob, Jalanda and Landon ... Cousin Justin Woodard played football at Ball State ... Pondering career in anesthesiology ... Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, location and because “it will challenge me to think” ... Began playing football at age eight ... Majoring in chemistry.
Tackles: 9 at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Solo tackles: 6 vs. Duke, Oct. 11, 2014
Tackles for Loss: 2 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
Sacks: 1.0, six times - last vs. Florida State, Oct. 24, 2015
Fumble Recoveries: 1, twice – last at Duke, Sept. 26, 2015
Forced Fumbles: 1, twice – last vs. Alcorn State, Sept. 3, 2015
Pass Breakups: 1, three times - last vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 15, 2016
Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Virginia, Nov. 1, 2014 (punt)
Quarterback Hurries: 3 vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 15, 2016