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Dwight Freeney - Defensive End
93 Dwight Freeney
6-1, 268
Syracuse
4 years in the NFL
D1-02
DOB: 01/04/1978

COLTS CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Defensive Special Teams QB Passes
Year Tackle Solo Asst. Total Solo Asst Sack Int Yd Def B FF FR
2002 47 43 4 1 0 1 13.0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2003 41 38 3 0 0 0 11.0 0 0 0 1 4 2
2004 47 39 8 0 0 0 16.0 0 0 1 1 4 0
CAREER 135 120 15 1 0 1 40.0 0 0 1 2 17 3

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2004: Started 16 games at RDE, his first season with starts in every contest�continues to emerge as one of NFL's top performers at any position�had 47 tackles, 39 solo, 16 sacks (120 yards), 47 QB pressures, one pass defensed, one batted pass and four FF�is only player in Colts history with three consecutive double-digit sack seasons (since sacks became official in 1982)�followed up 13-sack season in 2002 and 11-sack season in 2003 with NFL-leading 16 sacks in 2004�became first Colts player to win league sack title�40 sacks in first three seasons rank 3rd-most by a player to start an NFL career (52, Reggie White; 43.5, Derrick Thomas; 40, Freeney; 37.5, Richard Dent; 36, Jevon Kearse; 36, Anthony Smith)�led position mates as line tallied 41 of team's 45 sacks�along with DE-Robert Mathis (10.5), produced 9th and 10th double-digit sack seasons in club history (16, Freeney, 2004; 13, Freeney, 2002; 12, DE-Chad Bratzke, 1999; 11.5, LB-Johnie Cooks, 1984; 11, Freeney, 2003; 11, LB-Vernon Maxwell, 1983; 10.5, LB-Tony Bennett, 1995; 10.5, DE-Dan Footman, 1997; 10.5, DE-Robert Mathis, 2004; 10, DE-Jon Hand, 1989)�had tackles in 14 games with six at Tennessee 9/19 for top total�had five stops vs. Jacksonville 10/24, vs. Minnesota 11/8 and vs. Tennessee 12/5�was 3-19 sacks vs. Tennessee and 3-28 sacks at Houston 12/12 for top sack totals�had two sacks vs. Jacksonville 10/24, vs. Minnesota and vs. Baltimore 12/19 and had solo sacks at New England 9/9, at Tennessee, at Chicago 11/21 and vs. San Diego 12/26�is one of 11 Colts players with a 3.0+ sack game�sacks in games 12-15 marked 2nd career four-game streak�four-game streaks are tied for the 3rd-longest (since 1982) in Colts history (6, DE-Dan Footman, 1997; 5, LB-Duane Bickett, 1985; 4, Hand, 1991; 4, Bennett, 1995; 4, Bennett, 1996; 4, DT-Ellis Johnson, 1998; 4, Freeney, 2003; 4, Freeney, 2004)�has four career three-game sack streaks�has 10 career multiple sack games (3, at Miami 11/2/03; 3, vs. Tennessee 12/5/04; 3, at Houston 12/12/04; 2, vs. Dallas 11/17/02; 2, at Cleveland 12/15/02; 2, vs. Jacksonville 12/29/02; 2, vs. Carolina 10/12/03; 2, vs. Jacksonville 10/24/03; 2, vs. Minnesota 11/8/04; 2, vs. Baltimore 12/19/04)�has sacks in 27 of 47 career games and 23 of 37 starts�Colts are 20-7 when Freeney produces a sack�ranks 2nd in Colts career sacks (50, Bickett)�had FF at Chicago, at Detroit 11/25, vs. Tennessee and vs. San Diego 12/26�has three career games with multiple FF (3, at Philadelphia 11/10/02; 2 at Tennessee 12/8/02; 2, at Miami 11/2/03)�has 16 career FF and the club is 10-3 in games when he has a FF�earned first Pro Bowl bid in 2003 to join Bickett (1987) as the club's only defensive Pro Bowlers in team's Indianapolis era and became club's first Pro Bowl defensive lineman since DT-Mike Barnes and DE-John Dutton in 1977�earned second consecutive Pro Bowl bid in 2004 to become first Colt since Dutton (1976-77) to have consecutive Pro Bowl bids�earned AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month honors for December/January�was named to AP NFL All-Pro first-team, PFW/PFWA All-AFC and All-NFL Teams and CPFN NFL All-Pro first-team. POST-SEASON: Started at RDE vs. Denver 1/9 and at New England 1/16�had two tackles, one sack and six pressures�had one tackle in each game and had sack at New England. 2003: Started 13 of 15 games at RDE�was inactive 9/21 vs. Jacksonville with ankle/abdomen injury, his first missed career game with injury�played as reserve at New Orleans 9/28 and 12/28 at Houston�recorded second consecutive double-digit sack season and earned Pro Bowl honors�became first Colts defensive player since 1987 (Bickett) to make Pro Bowl and was club's first lineman tabbed since 1977 (Barnes/Dutton)�was Associated Press NFL All-Pro second-team and Pro Football Weekly All-AFC Team choice�had eleven sacks to produce then only 8th 10+-sack season in club history�became first Colts player with consecutive 10+-sack seasons�had 41 tackles, 38 solo, eleven sacks, 23 QB pressures, four FF, two FR and one batted pass�had one stop at Cleveland 9/7 and two tackles and one sack vs. Tennessee 9/14�had four solo tackles, two sacks and one FF vs. Carolina 10/12�had three solo tackles and one sack vs. Houston 10/26�had six solo tackles, three sacks and two FF at Miami 11/2, making final sack-fumble to preserve 23-17 win�won AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors�had six stops at Jacksonville 11/9 and four stops and two half-sacks vs. NYJ 11/16�had four tackles and one sack at Buffalo 11/23 and three tackles and one sack vs. New England 11/30�had two tackles and one sack at Tennessee 12/7�had sacks in four consecutive games for first time in career, tying 3rd-longest streak in team history�batted two-point conversion pass at Tennessee to preserve 29-27 win�had three stops and one FF vs. Denver 12/21�had 19t FR at New Orleans 9/28 for first career score�had sacks in eight games after having sacks in 10 outings in 2002. POST-SEASON: Started at RDE 1/4 vs. Denver, 1/11 at Kansas City and 1/18 at New England�had eight tackles, one sack, one FF and three QB pressures�had five solo stops and one FF vs. Denver�had one tackle at Kansas City and two at New England. 2002: Started final eight games at RE after being reserve during first half of year�produced one of finest seasons by an NFL defensive rookie�twice was named AFC Defensive Rookie-of-the-Month (November, December) was PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team choice�had team-record 13 sacks, team-high nine FF, 47 tackles, 43 solo, team-high 36 QB pressures and one FR�had first career sack and two QB pressures at Houston 9/22�had one sack and three QB pressures vs. Cincinnati 10/6�had one sack at Pittsburgh 10/21 and four QB pressures at Washington 10/27�was reserve vs. Tennessee 11/3 and had five tackles, one sack and one QB pressure�made first career start at Philadelphia 11/10 and was named AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Week with seven tackles, three FF, four QB pressures and one sack�had two sacks and one FF vs. Dallas 11/17�had three QB pressures at Denver 11/24�had one sack, one FF and four QB pressures vs. Houston 12/1�had four solo tackles, one sack, three QB pressures and two FF at Tennessee 12/8�had two sacks, two QB pressures and seven tackles at Cleveland 12/15�had FF and FR vs. NYG 12/22�set Colts seasonal sack record with 13 with two vs. Jacksonville 12/29, along with six solo tackles and ninth FF�had sacks in 10 different games�13 sacks set then club seasonal record and ranked as second-highest total ever by an NFL rookie (14.5, DE-Jevon Kearse, Tennessee, 1999; 12.5, DE-Leslie O�Neal, San Diego, 1986; 12.5, DE-Simeon Rice, Arizona, 1996; 12.0, LB-Charles Haley, San Francisco, 1986; 12.0, DE-Julius Peppers, Carolina, 2002). POST-SEASON: Started at RE at NYJ 1/4 and had seven solo tackles and one sack.

HONORS

2002: PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team�NFL Defensive Rookie-of-the-Month (November)�NFL Defensive Rookie-of-the-Month (December)�AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Week (11/10 at Philadelphia). 2003: Pro Bowl Starter�Associated Press NFL All-Pro (Second-Team)�PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team�Football Digest NFL All-Pro Team�AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Week (11/2 at Miami)�Phil Simms Ironman Team. 2004: Pro Bowl Starter�Associated Press NFL All-Pro (First-Team)�PFW/PFWA All-NFL Team�PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team�College and Pro Football Newsweekly NFL All-Pro (First-Team)�Sporting News NFL All-Pro Team�NFL Alumni Pass Rusher-of-the-Year�AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month (December/January).

COLLEGE

Two-year starter who opened 22 of 39 career games at RDE�was school's premier career pass rusher�ranked second in school history with 34 sacks, topped only by Tim Green (45.5)�totaled 104 tackles, 68 solo, 14 FF, three FR, 51 tackles for losses, 43 QB pressures and six passes defensed for career�holds NCAA seasonal record for FF and FR (11, eight forced, three recovered, 2001)�had string of 17 consecutive games with at least one sack end in 2001 Pittsburgh contest�started every game as senior, leading nation with 17.5 sacks�sack total broke Green�s prior seasonal school mark of 15�had 50 tackles, 33 solo, eight FF, 26 tackles for losses, three FR and 26 QB pressures�had 2.5 sacks against Temple and two sacks against Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Central Florida, Auburn, East Carolina and West Virginia�was consensus All-America and All-Big East Conference first-team�named Big East co-Defensive Player-of-the-Year�was finalist for Lombardi (best lineman), Bednarik (top defensive player) and Nagurski (outstanding defensive player) Awards...eight FF set conference record�earned Big East Player-of-the-Week honors four times, matching conference seasonal record�started first seven games as junior�had 32 tackles, 23 solo, 13 sacks, 18 tackles for losses�deflected one pass, had three FF and eight QB pressures�was BCSfootball.com All-America second-team, All-ECAC and All-Big East Conference first-team selection, despite missing final four games with spleen dis-order�started two of 10 games as sophomore�had 19 tackles, nine solo, 3.5 sacks, five tackles for losses, three QB pressures and one FF�started one of 10 games as freshman�had three tackles, two tackles for losses, two FF and six QB pressures.

PERSONAL

Full name is Dwight Freeney�born in Hartford, Conn�.attended Bloomfield (Conn.) High School�was SuperPrep, Prep Football Report, USA Today, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant and Blue Chip Illustrated All-America selection, adding PrepStar All-Regional honors as DE�also lettered at TE�was All-Central Connecticut West pick and served as team captain�was four-sport letterman, including three letters in football, four in basketball and baseball and one in soccer�participated in the �Shop with a Colt� program, leading a group of underprivileged children on shopping spree for bicycles, sports equipment and apparel�established the Dwight Freeney Full-Contact Football Camp last summer with proceeds benefiting various charities...single�resides in Bloomfield, Conn.

HEADLINES

05/16/05 - GETTING STARTED
05/02/05 - POLIAN PROMOTED
05/01/05 - A GOOD START
05/01/05 - FREENEY RECOVERING
04/30/05 - MORE THAN A NAME
 

 




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