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Devonta Freeman

Born:  March 15, 1992

Birthplace:   Baxley, GA

Zodiac Sign:  Pisces

Devonta Freeman is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Freeman attended Miami Central High School in West Little River, Florida. He helped lead the Rockets football team to the 2010 Class 6A state championship and was named the MVP after gaining 308 yards on 36 carries, falling just 20 yards shy of a state championship game record. As a senior, he ran for a Miami-Dade County leading 2,208 yards and 26 touchdowns, and also recorded 663 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the final two games of the state playoffs.

Considered a 4-star recruit by, he was rated the best running back in the nation. He committed to Florida State on June 24, 2010.

Freeman attended and played college football for Florida State from 2011–2013.

Freeman was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was the eighth running back selected in the draft. As of 2017, he had more yards-from-scrimmage than any of them, second overall only to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Freeman's jersey number is 24 in honor of his aunt Tamekia N. Brown, who died at the age of 24 from a heart attack when Freeman was 14. He has her name tattooed on his left arm.


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