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Cory Freeman

Class: Junior
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 265

Previous School: Hoke County HS

Hometown: Raeford, N.C.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• Had a monster spring
• Everything you want in a defensive lineman
• Pays attention to detail
• Does an outstanding job in rushing the passer
• Played fast, relentless and with a lot of passion during the spring
• A very unique, talented player

2011 (So.)
• Played in all 11 games, earning six starts at defensive end
• Ranked third among defensive linemen on the team with a career-high 29 tackles
• More than doubled his freshman year total of 12 tackles
• Posted two five-tackle games
• Recorded three tackles for loss, including one sack
• Had four tackles (two solo, two assisted) in first career start, during season opener against N.C. State
• Totaled five stops (four solo, one assisted) against FCS playoff team Lehigh
• Posted five tackles, all solo, and forced a fumble versus Coastal Carolina
• Registered first career sack, for nine yards, against Coastal Carolina
• Had tackles for loss in four straight games, from Oct. 15-Nov. 5
• Broke up three passes and had five quarterback hurries
• Helped Liberty's defense finish the season ranked No. 31 in scoring defense (22.00 points per game)
• Flames finished No. 32 in red zone defense (74.2 percent) and No. 38 in total defense (343.27 yards per game)

2010 (R-Fr.)
• Saw playing time in all 11 games during his first full season on the field
• Finished the season with 12 tackles, including eight assisted stops
• One of nine players on the team with multiple pass breakups
• Two assisted tackles, included a shared tackle for a loss against St. Francis, Pa
• Had a breakout game with six stops, including five assisted tackles against Gardner-Webb, to go along with a pass breakup
• Nine of his 12 tackles on the season came against Big South opponents
• Helped the Flames finish the season ranked No. 20 nationally in rushing defense
• Also led the Big South and ranked No. 17 in the country in total defense (309.18 yards allowed per game) and No. 24 in scoring defense (20.81 points per game)

2009 (Fr.)
• Redshirted

Prep
• Two-year letterwinner who graduated from Hoke County High School
• Earned honorable-mention all-conference accolades as a junior
• Finished his junior year with 54 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and an 80-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown
• Team captain as a senior
• Earned all-conference honors during his final season at Hoke County High School, tallying 72 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, eight sacks and three forced fumbles
• Also a team captain on the basketball and track teams

Personal
• Son of Anthony and Margaret Freeman
• His father played football at Fayetteville State
• Birthday is on March 10
• Biblical studies major at Liberty