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#42 KeShun Freeman

KeShun Freeman - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Senior
Height 6-1
Weight 236
Hometown LaGrange, Ga.
Last School Callaway
Height / Weight 6-2 / 250
KeShun Freeman - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


2017 (Senior): Played in all 11 games, including nine starts at defensive end, bringing his career totals to 50 games played and 45 starts … Served as a team co-captain … Tied for fourth on the team with three tackles for loss … Recorded a season-high four tackles in three different games — Tennessee (Sept. 4), Pitt (Sept. 23) and Duke (Nov. 18) … Also had two tackles for loss in win over Pitt and one in loss at Duke … Was one of 20 semifinalist for the 2017 Jason Witten Man of the Year Award, which honors college football’s top leader, and the 2018 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, which is presented to a distinguished athlete in any sport that best displays character, teamwork and citizenship.

2016 (Junior): Started all 13 games at defensive end … Ranked eighth on the team overall and second among defensive linemen with 39 tackles … Tied for fifth on the squad with four tackles for loss … Ranked second on the team with nine quarterback hurries … Recorded multiple tackles in 11-of-13 games … Notched 13 tackles, two tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup over a three-game span in October (four tackles and a TFL at Pittsburgh on Oct. 8; four tackles, three QBH and a PBU vs. Georgia Southern on Oct. 15; five tackles and a TFL vs. Duke on Oct. 29) … Had two hurries and was in on a tackle for loss in win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … Notched two more QBH versus Virginia (Nov. 19) … Closed the regular season with a career-high nine tackles in win at Georgia (Nov. 26) … Had three total tackles and was in on a tackle for loss in TaxSlayer Bowl triumph over Kentucky (Dec. 31) … Was recognized at 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl as a member of the 2016 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team for his achievements on the field and in the community, which includes extensive time as a volunteer at Scottish Rite children’s hospital in Atlanta.

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 a 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 honorable-mention all-ACC by media … Named to 247Sports’ and ESPN’s 2014 true freshman all-America teams … Also named freshman all-America by Phil Steele and USA TODAY … Led Georgia Tech’s defensive linemen with 54 tackles, including 37 solo … Led defense with 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks … Forced and recovered a 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 breakup 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 a 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 first-career start vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Had two tackles, including first-career 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 … 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 … Graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

 9 at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Solo tackles: 6 vs. Duke, Oct. 11, 2014
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, twice – last vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
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
Rushing Attempts: 1 vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017 (fake punt)
Rushing Yards: 3 yard vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017

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