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Gary Freeman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Deep Creek

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 330

Position:
Offensive Guard

Birthdate:
03/06/1984

Experience:
3L


Has developed into a mainstay on the Pirates' offensive line over the past two seasons ... Lateral quickness, strength numbers, unbridled work ethic and accelerated improvement pace have allowed for increased playing time each season ... Penciled in as the starter at one of the guard positions to open the '05 season ... Impressed new coaching staff with quick understanding of new offensive scheme and positive attitudes.

2004: Experienced action in all 11 games and made seven starts ... Opened contests at right guard against West Virginia (season-opener), Louisville, Tulane, Southern Miss, Army, Houston and South Florida ... Officially played on 588 snaps and earned a composite grade of 75.1 percent ... Credited with 66.0 "knock-down" blocks ... Recorded three double-digit knock-down performances, including a career-best of 12 at Southern Miss ... Collected 11.5 successful blocks in home contests against Tulane and Army ... Posted five or more knock-downs vs. West Virginia (6.5), Louisville (5.0), USF (5.5), Memphis (5.0) and N.C. State (5.0) ... Earned top grade of season against Green Wave (82 percent) during East Carolina's 27-25 win.

2003: Played in four games as a sophomore ... Moved to right guard after opening collegiate career as a center ... Opened games against USF at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and vs. Tulane at the Superdome in New Orleans.

2002: Lettered as a true freshman after playing in nine games ... Majority of action came on special teams and as reserve at center behind Doug White ... Made collegiate debut Sept. 28 against Tulane.

High School: Two-time all-state, three-time all-district and two-time all-region selection at Deep Creek High School ... A First-Team All-Group 3-A choice by the Associated Press ... Listed as 37th-best prospect in state of Virginia by SuperPrep Magazine and was included among top 100 linemen in the nation by another recruiting publication ... Tallied 34 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and a blocked kick in 2001 as a senior ... Guided DCHS to a 23-2 record as a junior and senior while playing in Virginia's largest classification ... A four-year starter at center for Coach David Cox ... Also lettered three years in baseball and played one year of basketball.

Personal: Major is family and community services ... Son of Proctor and Mary Freeman ... Born March 6, 1984 at Portsmouth, Va..