Devonta Freeman Once Dodged Bullets On A Miami Football Field

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Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman ambled over to his assigned seat on Thursday morning wearing his Falcons jersey and with a Florida State bag slung
over his shoulder.

The only team missing from his wardrobe? Miami Central High, which he led to a state title in 2010.

“I can’t wear it no more, it’s so tight,” Freeman said during his final media commitment of Super Bowl week. “I still have a sweatsuit, but it’s kind of tight.”

Yes, six years after running for a ridiculous 308 yards in the Class 6A state title game, Freeman has most certainly grown up.

The Liberty City product has eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in two of his first three NFL seasons, despite splitting carries with Falcons teammate Tevin Coleman.

The Liberty City product has eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in two of his first three NFL seasons, despite splitting carries with Falcons teammate Tevin Coleman.

Most players of Freeman’s ability — not to mention pedigree — would blanch at being a part-time player. But those players aren’t on the verge of a Super Bowl title, which would give Freeman the rare trifecta of championships: high school, collegiate and professional.

First, he won at Central with friends Rakeem Cato and Durell Eskridge. Three years later, he was part of Florida State’s undefeated run through college football.

Now, he’s on the doorstep of another title.

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