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61. 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: Defensive End
  • Games Played: 218
  • Notable Statistics: 47 Forced Fumbles
    4 Fumble Recoveries
    23 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    125.5 Quarterback Sacks
    350 Combined Tackles
    299 Solo Tackles
    51 Assisted Tackles
    128 Tackles for Loss
    148 Quarterback Hits*
    105 Approximate Value

    2 Forced Fumbles
    1 Fumble Recovery
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    11.0 Quarterback Sacks
    40 Combined Tackles
    30 Solo Tackles
    10 Assisted Tackles
    12 Tackles for Loss
    14 Quarterback Hits*

    *Quarterback Hits were not a statistic until the 2006 Season.
  • Played For: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks
  • College: Syracuse
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 11th Overall in 2002
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Champion (1) (Indianapolis Colts XLI)
    First Team All-Pro (3) (2004, 2005 & 2009)
    Second Team All-Pro (1) 2003)
    Pro Bowl (7) (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011)
    All-Rookie (2002)
    Most Tackles for Loss (1) (2002)
    Most Forced Fumbles (1) (2002)
    Most Quarterback Sacks (1) (2004)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten FInishes: Tackles for Loss (2) (2002 & 2004)
    Top Ten FInishes: Forced Fumbles (8) (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010)
    Top Ten FInishes: Quarterback Sacks (4) (2002, 2004, 2005 & 2009)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 3.   Forced Fumbles: 47
    19. Tackles for Loss: 128
    26. Quarterback Sacks: 125.5

Should Dwight Freeney be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 94.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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