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Cory Freeman

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

Previous School: Hoke County HS

Hometown: Raeford, N.C.

2012 (Jr.)
• Big South All-Conference second team
• VaSID All-State second team
• Started all 11 games as defensive end
• Totaled 31 tackles (16 solo, 15 assisted), rankings second on team among defensive linemen in tackles
• Recorded 4.5 tackles for loss, including two sacks
• Led team with five quarterback hurries
• Posted a sack in season opener at Wake Forest (Sept. 1) and in season finale at VMI (Nov. 17)
• Registered a season-best six tackles against Norfolk State
• Helped Liberty's defense finish the year ranked No. 19 in total defense (314.73 yards allowed per game) and No. 23 in rushing defense (126.09)
• Liberty led the league in rushing defense and held five opponents to less than 100 yards
• Big South opponents averaged only 114.0 yards per game and nine rushing touchdowns

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
• 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
• Registered first career sack, for nine yards, against Coastal Carolina

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
• Had a breakout game with six stops, including five assisted tackles against Gardner-Webb

2009 (Fr.)
• Redshirted

Prep
• Graduate of 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
• Earned all-conference honors during his final season at Hoke County High School

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