Atlanta Falcons
  • 5'8"
  • 206
  • 23
  • 2nd season
  • Florida St.
  • n/a

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 ATL 16 103 65 248 3.8 1 1 38 30 225 1 473 2 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 2/27/2015 10:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman could be the full-time back in new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme next season, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. 'My first impression of him is that you can feel the quickness. In our outside-zone-system, I feel like this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge,' head coach Dan Quinn said.

    Huddle Up: Freeman, a fourth-round pick last season, rushed for 248 yards and a TD on 65 carries and added 225 yards and a score on 30 receptions and right now, he's the front-runner for the starting job next fall with the team releasing veteran Steven Jackson on Friday. Still, the free-agent and 2015 draft RB classes are well-stocked, and don't be surprised if the Falcons add a back to compete for the No. 1 gig.

  • Posted: 2/20/2015 5:58pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman fits well in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme, according to head coach Dan Quinn. 'My first impression: I can feel the quickness,' Quinn said of Freeman. 'In our outside zone scheme I thought this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge. I love this guy's competitive spirit.' General manager Thomas Dimitroff expressed confidence Freeman could hold up as the lead back.

    Huddle Up: Freeman finished with 95 offensive touches for 473 yards and two TDs as a rookie last season, and while he may emerge as the Falcons' No. 1 back next season, it figures to be a timeshare at the very least with a still yet to be determined RB.

  • Posted: 8/29/2014 12:46am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 45 yards during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The rookie out of Florida State impressed this preseason in Steve Jackson's total absence, and figures to be in line to get the starting call should Jackson's hammy issues linger into next week.

  • Posted: 8/11/2014 11:46pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman didn't have any protective gear on his body after practice Monday, Aug. 11, and initial reports are that the heat forced him to exit early.

    Huddle Up: No injury issues, just a draining lesson hopefully learned for the rookie.

  • Posted: 8/11/2014 8:38pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman left practice early Monday, Aug. 11 and didn't return after suffering an undisclosed injury. “I don’t know exactly what happened,” Falcons coach Mike Smith told the Atlanta-Journal-Constitution. “He left the field and was not able to come back out. I don’t think it’s anything serious. But we’ll know a little more in the next hour or two.”

    Huddle Up: Keep a close eye on this as the fourth-round pick is considered to be the top backup to the injury-idled Steven Jackson. And if Freeman's injury does turn out to be something serious, Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers would see a real sudden bump in value.

  • Posted: 8/7/2014 10:18pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has been performing well during training camp but has to improve his pass protection, according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. 'I think that's the biggest adjustment for a running back going from college to the NFL,' Koetter said. 'He had a great college career but teams try to test rookie running backs. They've got those big outside linebackers. There's a lot of protections, there's a lot of calls. There's a learning curve. He's on the right track.'

    Huddle Up: With veteran Steven Jackson sidelined (again) by a balky hammy, the fourth-round pick is getting a good run with the Falcons' first unit right out of the gate, and pass pro, of course, is atop the must-improve list for any rookie RB.

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NO 2 15 0 2 18 0
2 @CIN 0 0 0 2 22 0
3 TB 11 12 0 1 7 0
4 @MIN 2 8 0 2 12 0
5 @NYG 4 38 0 5 44 0
6 CHI 2 5 0 2 26 0
7 @BAL 2 20 0 5 17 0
8 DET 3 5 0 1 7 1
10 @TB 3 16 0 1 -2 0
11 @CAR 6 28 0 0 0 0
12 CLE 5 7 0 0 0 0
13 ARI 8 26 0 1 4 0
14 @GB 2 -2 0 2 10 0
15 PIT 4 21 0 1 9 0
16 @NO 5 36 1 3 48 0
17 CAR 6 13 0 2 3 0

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