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Josh Freeman
QB #5
Height:
6-6
Weight:
240
College:
Kansas State
Hometown:
Kansas City, MO
Experience:
5
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 62 2,048 1,179 57.6 33 13,873 6.8 223.8 81 4 68 3.3 95 175 34 112 690 77.6
2015 IND 1 28 15 53.6 28 149 5.3 149 1 3.6 1 3.6 57T 1 1 1 7 65.9
2013 MIN 1 53 20 37.7 53 190 3.6 190 0 -- 1 1.9 22 2 0 1 14 40.6
2013 TB 3 94 43 45.7 31.3 571 6.1 190.3 2 2.1 3 3.2 39 11 0 7 47 59.3
2012 TB 16 558 306 54.8 34.9 4,065 7.3 254.1 27 4.8 17 3 95 55 16 26 161 81.6
2011 TB 15 551 346 62.8 36.7 3,592 6.5 239.5 16 2.9 22 4 65T 33 5 29 164 74.6
2010 TB 16 474 291 61.4 29.6 3,451 7.3 215.7 25 5.3 6 1.3 64 48 10 28 195 95.9
2009 TB 10 290 158 54.5 29 1,855 6.4 185.5 10 3.4 18 6.2 42T 25 2 20 102 59.8
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 62 205 3.3 946 4.6 15.3 4 33 85 41.5 4 0 11
2015 IND 1 8 8 24 3 24 0 9 3 37.5 0 0 0
2013 MIN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 3 5 1.7 20 4 6.7 0 13 1 20 0 0 0
2012 TB 16 39 2.4 139 3.6 8.7 0 13 16 41 0 0 2
2011 TB 15 55 3.7 238 4.3 15.9 4 25 25 45.5 1 0 3
2010 TB 16 68 4.3 364 5.4 22.8 0 33 29 42.6 2 0 2
2009 TB 10 30 3 161 5.4 16.1 0 20 11 36.7 1 0 4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 62 0 -3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2015 IND 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TB 15 0 -4 -- -0.3 -4 0 0 0 0 1
2010 TB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TB 10 0 1 -- 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 62 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 IND 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TB 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 TB 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 TB 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 TB 10 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 62 39 13 0 14 0 -4 0 0 2 0 0
2015 IND 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 3 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0
2012 TB 16 10 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2011 TB 15 9 5 0 2 -- -4 -- 0 0 0 0
2010 TB 16 8 3 0 5 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 TB 10 10 2 -- 6 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected in the first round (17th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Highest quarterback selected by the Buccaneers since Trent Dilfer in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.
  • Has 10 fourth-quarter/OT comeback victories.
  • Three-time team captain, earning the honor in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Made NFL debut in the fourth quarter against New England (10/25/09).
  • Made first career start against Green Bay (11/8/09) and led team to first victory of season after trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Tied single-game Buccaneer record with three touchdown passes against Green Bay (11/8/09).
  • In 2010, was twice awarded FedEx Air Player of the Week honors, twice awarded NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, and was named a finalist for the NFLPA PULSE Emerging Player Award.
  • Finished the 2010 season third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in fourth- quarter passer rating (97.4), second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL for fewest interceptions thrown (6), and sixth in the NFC in third-down passer rating (91.9).
  • His 364 rushing yards in 2010 ranked second among all quarterbacks for the season.
  • Recorded 25 touchdown passes in 2010, the second-most touchdown passes in a single season in team history, and finished with 13 consecutive games throwing a touchdown, the most in team history.
  • His performance in 2010 ranked him as only the second quarterback under the age of 23 in NFL history to throw six or fewer interceptions in a season with 200+ attempts (last Dan Marino, 1983) and the first quarterback under the age of 23 to lead his team to a 10-win season since Ben Roethlisberger in 2004.
  • Twice awarded FedEx Air Player of the Week honors in 2010, following his performance vs. Seattle in Week 16 and at New Orleans in Week 17.
  • Twice named NFC Offensive Player of the Week in 2010: for his play in Week 5 vs. Cincinnati and in Week 17 at New Orleans.
  • Named a finalist for the NFLPA PULSE Emerging Player Award in 2010.
  • In 2012, became the Buccaneers' all-time leader in touchdown passes (78, 2009-12) and set the record for most touchdown passes in a single season in team history (27).
  • Threw for 4,065 yards during 2012, becoming the first Tampa Bay quarterback to record 4,000 yards in a single season.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named a team captain for the 2012 season.
  • Finished vs. Kansas City (10/14) 15-of-26 for 328 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, for a 124.7 passer rating.
  • Recorded a career-high 420 yards passing vs. New Orleans (10/21), the third-most passing yards in team hisotry.
  • With 420 yards vs. New Orleans (10/21) and 328 yards vs. Kansas City (10/14), Freeman's became the first Buccaneer to have back-to-back 300-plus yard passing games since Vinny Testaverde (336, 10/29/89 at Cincinnati and 370, 11/5/89 vs. Cleveland).
  • Finished 19-of-36 for 262 yards passing, three touchdowns and no interceptions at Minnesota (10/25), where he became the first Buccaneer in franchise history to throw three or more touchdown passes in three consecutive games.
  • At Oakland (11/4), threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions while completing 18 of 30 attempts, for passer rating of 108.6, his fourth consecutive game with a rating over 100.
  • Became the first quarterback in team histroy to record a passer rating of over 100 in five consecutive games when he finished vs. San Diego (11/11) 20-14-210 with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137.5 rating.
  • At Carolina (11/11), helped engineer the tenth fourth-quarter/OT combeack victory of his career, rallying the Buccaneers from a 21-10 fourth-quarter deficit to win 27- 21 in overtime.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named a team captain for the 2011 season.
  • Started all 15 games in which he played, finishing with 346 completions on 551 attempts for 3,592 yards, with 16 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
  • His 3,592 passing yards on the season marked the second-most in a single season in franchise history.
  • In the season opener vs. Detroit (9/11), recorded 28 completions, a career high, on 43 attempts for 259 yards.
  • Engineered the eighth fourth-quarter/OT comeback win of his career at Minnesota (9/18), where he led the team to victory from a 17-point deficit, tying for the second- largest comeback in team history.
  • Recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career vs. Atlanta (9/25).

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected in the first round (17th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Highest quarterback selected by the Buccaneers since Trent Dilfer in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.
  • Has 10 fourth-quarter/OT comeback victories.
  • Three-time team captain, earning the honor in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Made NFL debut in the fourth quarter against New England (10/25/09).
  • Made first career start against Green Bay (11/8/09) and led team to first victory of season after trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Tied single-game Buccaneer record with three touchdown passes against Green Bay (11/8/09).
  • In 2010, was twice awarded FedEx Air Player of the Week honors, twice awarded NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, and was named a finalist for the NFLPA PULSE Emerging Player Award.
  • Finished the 2010 season third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in fourth- quarter passer rating (97.4), second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL for fewest interceptions thrown (6), and sixth in the NFC in third-down passer rating (91.9).
  • His 364 rushing yards in 2010 ranked second among all quarterbacks for the season.
  • Recorded 25 touchdown passes in 2010, the second-most touchdown passes in a single season in team history, and finished with 13 consecutive games throwing a touchdown, the most in team history.
  • His performance in 2010 ranked him as only the second quarterback under the age of 23 in NFL history to throw six or fewer interceptions in a season with 200+ attempts (last Dan Marino, 1983) and the first quarterback under the age of 23 to lead his team to a 10-win season since Ben Roethlisberger in 2004.
  • Twice awarded FedEx Air Player of the Week honors in 2010, following his performance vs. Seattle in Week 16 and at New Orleans in Week 17.
  • Twice named NFC Offensive Player of the Week in 2010: for his play in Week 5 vs. Cincinnati and in Week 17 at New Orleans.
  • Named a finalist for the NFLPA PULSE Emerging Player Award in 2010.
  • In 2012, became the Buccaneers' all-time leader in touchdown passes (78, 2009-12) and set the record for most touchdown passes in a single season in team history (27).
  • Threw for 4,065 yards during 2012, becoming the first Tampa Bay quarterback to record 4,000 yards in a single season.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named a team captain for the 2012 season.
  • Finished vs. Kansas City (10/14) 15-of-26 for 328 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, for a 124.7 passer rating.
  • Recorded a career-high 420 yards passing vs. New Orleans (10/21), the third-most passing yards in team hisotry.
  • With 420 yards vs. New Orleans (10/21) and 328 yards vs. Kansas City (10/14), Freeman's became the first Buccaneer to have back-to-back 300-plus yard passing games since Vinny Testaverde (336, 10/29/89 at Cincinnati and 370, 11/5/89 vs. Cleveland).
  • Finished 19-of-36 for 262 yards passing, three touchdowns and no interceptions at Minnesota (10/25), where he became the first Buccaneer in franchise history to throw three or more touchdown passes in three consecutive games.
  • At Oakland (11/4), threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions while completing 18 of 30 attempts, for passer rating of 108.6, his fourth consecutive game with a rating over 100.
  • Became the first quarterback in team histroy to record a passer rating of over 100 in five consecutive games when he finished vs. San Diego (11/11) 20-14-210 with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137.5 rating.
  • At Carolina (11/11), helped engineer the tenth fourth-quarter/OT combeack victory of his career, rallying the Buccaneers from a 21-10 fourth-quarter deficit to win 27- 21 in overtime.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named a team captain for the 2011 season.
  • Started all 15 games in which he played, finishing with 346 completions on 551 attempts for 3,592 yards, with 16 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
  • His 3,592 passing yards on the season marked the second-most in a single season in franchise history.
  • In the season opener vs. Detroit (9/11), recorded 28 completions, a career high, on 43 attempts for 259 yards.
  • Engineered the eighth fourth-quarter/OT comeback win of his career at Minnesota (9/18), where he led the team to victory from a 17-point deficit, tying for the second- largest comeback in team history.
  • Recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career vs. Atlanta (9/25).
 

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