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#8 Travis Freeman
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
High School: Glenville
Major: Communication Studies
Experience: 4 Letters
Travis Freeman
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/17/2009

 

* 2012 Ball State Team Captain *

*2011 & 2012 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team  *

* 2012 Ball State John Magnabosco Award (Defensive MVP) *

*  2009 Ball State John Hodge Award
(Most Valuable Freshman) 
Co-Recipient  *

Career:  The NCAA leader among current players in 2012 for total tackles in a career with 465 . . . averaged 9.5 tackles per game in his career.

2012 (Sr.):  Started all 13 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . started 46-of-49 games in his career . . . led the Cardinals in tackles in seven games -- vs. Eastern Michigan (9), at Clemson (14), at Indiana (10), at Kent State (12), vs. Northern Illinois (14), at Army (13) and in the bowl game vs. Central Florida (10) . . . tied for team-high honors with 11 tackles at Toledo and with 10 vs. Ohio . . . tied for second on the team with seven tackles at Central Michigan . . . third on the team with nine tackles vs. South Florida . . . ranked 22nd in the nation in tackles per game (9.92) . . . credited with one tackle for loss at Clemson and 1.5 vs. Central Florida . . . one pass breakup at Indiana and one at Kent State . . . forced his first career fumble at Army . .  . led the Cardinals in tackles with 129.

2011 (Jr.):  Started his 11th game of the year vs. Toledo . . . ranked ninth in the nation and second in the Mid-American Conference in tackles . . . led the Cardinals in tackles in five games . . . led Ball State with a career high 18 tackles at Northern Illinois . . . also led the Cardinals in tackles vs. Indiana (10), vs. Buffalo (12), at Eastern Michigan (15) and vs. Temple (16) . . . named the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Ball State's 28-25 win vs. Buffalo . . . recorded his first sack of the season against Indiana . . . second on the team with 15 tackles vs. Toledo . . . fourth on the team with five tackles at South Florida . . . managed one tackle for loss of 22 yards at USF . . . ranked second on the team with nine tackles at Oklahoma and 12 tackles vs. Central Michigan . . . tallied his third career interception at Ohio and registered his fifth career sack at Western Michigan . . . tallied his second career fumble recovery vs. Central Michigan.

2010 (So.):  Started all 12 games . . . earned second letter . . . led the Cardinals in tackles in four games -- Purdue (9), Iowa (16), Central Michigan (8) and Western Michigan (14) -- and tied for team-high honors at Toledo (10) . . . 16 tackles at Iowa was a season high . . . tallied his second career interception and his first of the season at Toledo . . . tied for second on the team with six tackles and one pass breakup vs. Southeast Missouri State . . . managed 2.5 tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss against Liberty . . . posted his first career fumble recovery with 34 seconds left in the first quarter vs Northern Illinois . . . led the Cardinals in tackles with 109 . . . ranked seventh in the Mid-American Conference and 39th in the nation in tackles.

2009 (Fr.):  Started every game except the season opener as a true freshman . . . earned first letter . . . second on the team and 15th in the MAC in tackles . . . led the Cardinals with 10 tackles at Temple and with seven at Eastern Michigan . . . managed a season high 11 tackles at Army and at Auburn . . . tied for team-high honors with nine tackles vs. Ohio . . . tallied six or more tackles in 10 games, including the final seven of the season . . . credited with first career interception at Western Michigan, and posted a 12-yard return on the play.

High School:  Earned four letters in football for Coach Ted Ginn . . . helped Glenville to an 11-1 overall record and a 7-0 Senate League mark as a senior . . . helped the team to a 41-4 mark and four straight Senate League titles in his career . . . helped team to a No. 1 ranking in the state as a senior . . . all-state as a senior . . . Senate League All-Star as a senior . . . Glenville team captain as a senior . . . managed 97 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions as a senior.

Personal: Son of Anthony and Gwendolyn Freeman . . . born Aug. 3, 1990, in Cleveland, Ohio . . . two brothers . . . full name is Travis Dantamion Freeman.

KICK RETURNS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2009 12 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.2
2010 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 49 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.3

INTERCEPTIONS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2009 12 1 12 0 12 12.0 1.0
2010 12 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.2
2011 12 1 34 0 34 34.0 2.8
2012 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 49 3 60 0 34 20.0 1.2

ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2009 12 0 0 0 15 12 27 2.2
2010 12 0 0 0 0 14 14 1.2
2011 12 0 0 0 0 34 34 2.8
2012 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 49 0 0 0 15 60 75 1.5

TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2009 12 42 51 93 2.0 1 0 0 0
2010 12 40 69 109 6.0 2 0 1 0
2011 12 43 91 134 4.5 2 0 0 0
2012 13 50 79 129 2.5 2 1 0 0
TOTAL 49 175 290 465 15.0 7 1 1 0

SACKS g ua a total yards
2009 12 0 0 0.0 0
2010 12 1 0 1.0 2
2011 12 1 3 2.5 16
2012 13 0 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 49 2 3 3.5 18

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
All-purpose yards: 34, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 ; at Ohio, 10/15/11
Kick returns: 1, Bowling Green, 10/17/09
Kick return yards: 15, Bowling Green, 10/17/09 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 15, Bowling Green, 10/17/09
Interceptions: 1, 4 times
Long interception return: 34, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 ; at Ohio, 10/15/11
Tackles: 18, at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11 (8-10)
Sacks: 2.0, CMU, 10/22/11 (0-2); Central Michigan, 10/22/11 (0-2)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, CMU, 10/22/11 (0-2); Central Michigan, 10/22/11 (0-2)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Army, 10/27/12
Fumbles recovered: 1, Northern Illinois, 11/20/10
Pass breakups: 1, 4 times