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Dwight Freeney

Dwight Freeney was one of the best players to come out of the University of Syracuse and he wasted no time after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round (11th Overall) showcasing that he was an excellent pass rusher as he would lead the National Football League in Tackles for Loss and Forced Fumbles as a rookie, which he followed up by going to the Pro Bowl in three consecutive seasons (2003-05), which all had double digit Sack totals.  In fact, Freeney would lead the NFL in Sacks with 16 in 2004 and he was a First Team All Pro that year and again in 2005.  The next two seasons were not special for Freeney on an individual level (although he did help the Colts win their first Super Bowl in Indianapolis during this timeframe) he rebounded with four more Pro Bowl seasons for the Colts (2008-11), the first three again saying him exceed 10 Sacks.

Freeney would finish out his NFL career with San Diego, Arizona, Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit and would retire with 125.5 Quarterback Sacks.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2023
  • Position: Linebacker, Defensive End
  • Played For: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions
  • College: Syracuse
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 11th Overall in 2002
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All Pro (2004, 2005 & 2009)

    Second Team All Pro (2003)

    Pro Bowl (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011)

    Most Quarterback Sacks (2004)

    Most Forced Fumbles (2002)

    Most Tackles for Loss (2002)

    Super Bowl Rings (1) (Indianapolis Colts, XLI)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Quarterback Sacks (4) (2002, 2004, 2005 & 2009)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 4. Forced Fumbles: 46
    12. Tackles for Loss
    18. Quarterback Sacks: 125.5

Should Dwight Freeney be in the Hall of Fame?

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