PLAYER
Dwight Freeney
DE #93
Height:
6-1
Weight:
268
Age:
37
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Hartford, CT
Experience:
16

Quick Stats (2017):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 332 283 49 125.5 1 17 0 0 -- 0 0 47 4
2017 DET 3 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 SEA 4 0 3 3 0 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 ATL 15 1 10 7 3 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 ARI 11 0 9 8 1 8.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
2014 SD 16 9 10 6 4 3.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 SD 4 4 2 1 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 IND 14 14 12 10 2 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 IND 16 15 19 13 6 8.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2010 IND 16 16 25 21 4 10.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 5 --
2009 IND 14 9 24 19 5 13.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2008 IND 15 14 28 24 4 10.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2007 IND 9 9 21 18 3 3.5 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2006 IND 16 16 29 26 3 5.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2005 IND 16 13 34 29 5 11.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 6 --
2004 IND 16 16 34 31 3 16.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2003 IND 15 13 31 27 4 11.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2002 IND 16 8 41 40 1 13.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 9 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
8 @SEA L 38-41 1 1 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @SEA W 17-14 2 2 0 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @ARI W 22-16 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @SEA W 34-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 MIN L 23-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @BAL L 20-44 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @TB W 24-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CHI W 20-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Comes to the Lions after most recently playing in four games with Seattle in 2017 where he recorded three sacks. Previously spent time with the Atlanta Falcons (2016), Arizona Cardinals (2015), San Diego Chargers (2013-14), and Indianapolis Colts (2002-12). A seven-time Pro Bowler, Freeney’s career totals prior to Detroit include 341 total tackles, 125.5 sacks, 47 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 16 pass defenses. He originally entered the NFL in 2002 after being drafted in the first round (11th overall) by the Colts out of Syracuse.

MANE FACTS

  • PRO BOWL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

TRANSACTIONS

  • Acquired via Waivers by the Detroit Lions from Seattle on November 22, 2017.
  • Released by the Seahawks on November 21, 2017.
  • Signed by the Seattle Seahawks on October 25, 2017.
  • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons on August 2, 2016.
  • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals on October 13, 2015.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list (quadriceps) by the Chargers on October 1, 2013.
  • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Diego Chargers on May 18, 2013.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list (foot) on November 14, 2007.
  • Signed by the Colts to a six-year contract extension on July 13, 2007.
  • Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round (11th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

PRO

Comes to the Lions after most recently playing in four games with Seattle in 2017 where he recorded three sacks. Previously spent time with the Atlanta Falcons (2016), Arizona Cardinals (2015), San Diego Chargers (2013-14), and Indianapolis Colts (2002-12). A seven-time Pro Bowler, Freeney’s career totals prior to Detroit include 341 total tackles, 125.5 sacks, 47 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 16 pass defenses. He originally entered the NFL in 2002 after being drafted in the first round (11th overall) by the Colts out of Syracuse.

2017: Was signed midseason by the Seattle Seahawks where he appeared in four games compiling 3.0 sacks before being released and signed by the Lions.

  • Recorded one sack for the Seahawks in Week 8 vs. Houston (10/29).
  • Compiled a multi-sack performance (2.0) and a pass defense in Week 9 vs. Washington (11/5).
  • Inactive in Week 12 vs. Minnesota (11/23).

2016: Played in 15 games for the Atlanta Falcons, making one start on the season. Compiled 10 tackles (seven solo), 3.0 sacks, and one pass defense on the year, helping guide the team to a Super Bowl LI appearance.

2015: Played in 11 games and totaled nine tackles (eight solo) with eight sacks and three forced fumbles, helping the Cardinals advance to the NFC Championship game.

2014: Appeared in all 16 games (nine starts) and totaled 13 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defense for the Chargers.

2013: Started the first four games in his debut season with the San Diego Chargers before going being placed on the Reserve/Injured list (quadriceps).

  • Had one tackle and 0.5 sacks in the season opener vs. Houston (9/9).

2012: Started 14 games in his final year with the Colts in 2012, recording 20 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and a pass defense.

  • Recorded one sack in each of the last three regular season games.
  • Had the Colts lone sack in playoff-clinching win at Kansas City (12/23).

2011: Played in all 16 games (15 starts) and finished with 19 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Earned his seventh career Pro Bowl honor (fourth consecutive).

  • Collected a 14-yard sack and forced fumble vs. Cleveland (9/18).

2010: Started all 16 games for the third time in his career and earned his sixth overall and third consecutive Pro Bowl honor.

  • Finished with 25 tackles, 10.0 sacks, five forced fumbles and two pass defenses.
  • Won the Colts Ed Block Courage Award and was named All-AFC by PFW/PFWA after seventh-career double-digit sack season.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the fifth time after recording two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Houston (11/1).

2009: Played in 14 games (nine starts) in 2009 and had 31 tackles, 13.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense. Named to his fifth career Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro honors from the Associated Press (first-team), Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and PFW/PFWA.

  • Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000-09).
  • Tied for third in NFL with 13.5 sacks. Had at least one sack in each of the first eight games of season, tying teammate LB Robert Mathis’ NFL record.
  • Collected a first-quarter sack vs. Houston (11/8), marking the team-record ninth-straight game (dating to 2008 season finale) with a sack.
  • Started all three postseason games and recorded a sack of Drew Brees in Super Bowl XLIV vs. New Orleans (2/7/10).

2008: Named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time after playing in 15 games (14 starts) and totaling 30 tackles, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

  • Had a sack in each of the first two games and added a forced fumble at Minnesota (9/14).
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November for games that included two sacks, a forced fumble and four pressures at Pittsburgh (11/9), two sacks vs. Houston (11/16) and a sack, forced fumble and four pressures at Cleveland (11/30).
  • Tied postseason career best with two sacks in Wild Card game at San Diego (1/3/09).

2007: Started nine games in 2007 and collected 34 tackles, 3.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

  • Recorded a sack and two forced fumbles vs. Denver (9/30).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after posting two sacks, including one for a safety, and two forced fumbles vs. Jacksonville (10/22).
  • Injured foot at San Diego (11/11), and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on (11/14).

2006: Started every game as the Colts won Super Bowl XLI after the 2006 season. Finished season with 45 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two pass defenses.

  • Earned third-career AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor after tying career high with three sacks (fifth time in career) and three forced fumbles (second time in career) vs. Cincinnati (12/18).
  • Collected two sacks and a forced fumble in Wild Card game vs. Kansas City (1/6/07).
  • Had a fumble recovery in Super Bowl XLI victory vs. Chicago (2/4/07).

2005: Selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl after totaling 39 tackles, 11.0 sacks, six forced fumbles and three pass defenses in 16 games (13 starts) in 2005.

  • Earned All-Pro honors from the Associated Press (first-team), Sporting News and PFW/PFWA.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September after recording four sacks in three games, including a season high three sacks and forced fumble vs. Cleveland (9/25).
  • Notched two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Tennessee (12/4).
  • Had a sack and a pass defense in Divisional Playoff game vs. Pittsburgh (1/15/06).

2004: Led the NFL with a then franchise-record and career-best 16.0 sacks to earn his second straight Pro Bowl honor in 2004. Started all 16 games and finished with 47 tackles, four forced fumbles and three pass defenses.

  • Named an All-Pro by the Associated Press (first-team), Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, College and Pro Football Newsweekly and PFW/PFWA.
  • Named the NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of Year.
  • Had two sacks each vs. Jacksonville (10/24) and vs. Minnesota (11/8).
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for December/January for a stretch that included back-to-back three sack games vs. Tennessee (12/5) and at Houston (12/12), a two-sack game vs. Baltimore (12/19) and one sack vs. San Diego (12/26).
  • Started both playoff games and had a sack in Divisional Playoff game at New England (1/16/05).

2003: Earned first career Pro Bowl selection after playing in 15 games (13 starts) and compiling 41 tackles, 11.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pass defenses in 2003.

  • Was the Colts first Pro Bowl defensive lineman since 1977, and was named an AP All-Pro (second-team). Also was chosen All-AFC by PFW/PFWA.
  • Scored first career TD on fumble recovery and 19-yard return at New Orleans (9/28).
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week after season-high three sacks and two forced fumbles at Miami (11/2).
  • Started all three playoff games and had a sack and a forced fumble in Wild Card win vs. Denver (1/4/04).

2002: Named to PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team in 2002 after recording 13.0 sacks, the second-most all-time by a rookie in league history. Also led team with nine forced fumbles, and added 47 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defense in 16 games (eight starts).

  • Notched first career sack at Houston (9/22).
  • Won AFC Defensive Player of the Week after collecting a sack and three forced fumbles in first career start at Philadelphia (11/10).
  • Had two sacks for his first career multi-sack game vs. Dallas (11/17).
  • Recorded 12th and 13th sacks and ninth forced fumble in season finale vs. Jacksonville (12/29).
  • Had a sack and seven tackles in playoff debut at New York Jets (1/4/03).

COLLEGE

Started 22 of 39 career games played at Syracuse and tallied 34.0 sacks (second in school history), 104 tackles, 14 forced fumbles, 51 tackles for loss, 43 pressures and six pass defenses.

  • Earned All-American and All-Big East honors and was named co-Big East Defensive Player of Year as a senior after leading nation with school-record 17.5 sacks.
  • Tied conference record with four Big East Player of Week awards in 2001.
  • Set school record with 11 forced fumbles and three recoveries as senior in 2001. Was a BCS-Football.com second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big East selection as a junior.

PERSONAL

Attended Bloomfield High School (Bloomfield, Conn.) where he earned All-American and All-Central Connecticut West honors.

  • Oversees the Dwight Freeney Foundation and raises funds for charities in his home state of Connecticut through events including a celebrity golf classic.
  • Graduated with Information Studies and Technology degree.

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