Dwight Freeney

Football Player + Defensive Lineman + Defensive End
Born Feb 19, 1980

Dwight Jason Freeney is an American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Syracuse University, and earned All-American honors. He was picked in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on February 19, 1980.


1998 18 Years Old Freeney received an athletic scholarship to attend Syracuse University, where he played for the Syracuse Orange football team from 1998 to 2001. … Read More


2000 20 Years Old He was a first-team All-Big East Conference selection in 2000 and 2001, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American following his senior season in 2001. … Read More
2002 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Freeney was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 11th selection in the 2002 NFL Draft.
2004 24 Years Old In 2004, Freeney's third season, he led the NFL with 16 sacks. … Read More
2006 26 Years Old In 2006, Freeney would help the Colts defeat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI to become NFL Champions.
2007 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 19, 2007, the Colts placed the franchise tag on Freeney following the expiration of his rookie contract. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old Freeney was fined $20,000 by the NFL for his expletive-laced interview following the end of the Colts 2008-09 playoff campaign which ended with a 23-17 overtime playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers. … Read More


2012 32 Years Old In 2012, Freeney converted from defensive end to outside linebacker under new head coach Chuck Pagano. … Read More
On February 15, 2013, Freeney was told he would not be re-signed by the Colts. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old In 2014, Freeney looked to bounce back from last year and did. … Read More
On October 12, 2015, Freeney signed a one-year, $870,000 deal with the Arizona Cardinals, with the incentive to receive a $200,000 bonus with four sacks and then would receive $100,000 for each sack thereafter, with a maximum of 12. … Read More
2016 36 Years Old On August 2, 2016, Freeney signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
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