Eltoro Freeman

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Eltoro Freeman
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1989-05-07) May 7, 1989 (age 29)
Alexander City, Alabama
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Alexander City (AL) Russell
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Eltoro Freeman (born May 7, 1989) is a former American football linebacker.

High school career[edit]

Freeman attended Benjamin Russell High School, where he was an All-State performer and recorded 140 tackles and 10 sacks at linebacker his senior year, while taking 15 carries for 223 yards and three scores at running back. As a junior, he registered 100 tackles, including 52 for losses. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Freeman ranked No. 22 nationally at outside linebacker[1] and the No. 8 overall recruit in Alabama.[2]

He originally committed to Auburn in 2007 but did not qualify academically.

College career[edit]

Mississippi Gulf Coast[edit]

For one-and-a-half years, Freeman attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi, where he teamed up with All-American nose tackle Terrence Cody. As a true freshman in 2007, he compiled 65 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles.[3] Mississippi Gulf Coast finished the season 12–0 and was named 2007 NJCAA Co-National Champions, their first national title in 23 years.[4]

Freeman earned Juco All-American and MACJC South first team honors in 2007.[5] He redshirted the 2008 season to keep three years of eligibility.[3]


Freeman enrolled early at Auburn to participate in spring practice.[6] After spring drill, he became an instant starter at outside linebacker.[7] He played on the 2010 BCS National Champions Auburn Tigers.

Freeman graduated from Auburn in 2011.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Freeman went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens in May 2012, but released only five days later.[9]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

After not being signed by any football club for multiple years, Freeman had a chance to tryout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in late January 2015. About one month later Freeman and the Riders agreed to a contract. Freeman was released by the Roughriders on June 15, 2015, after appearing in the first pre-season game.[10]


  1. ^ Rivals.com outside linebackers 2007
  2. ^ Rivals.com Alabama Top 30 2007
  3. ^ a b Gribble, Andrew (December 18, 2008). "Linebacker Freeman will be ready for spring practice". Opelika-Auburn News. Archived from the original on December 20, 2008.
  4. ^ "MGCCC Bulldogs 2007 NJCAA National Champions Gulf Coast 'finishes', shares crown with Butler". MGCCC.edu. December 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-11-14.
  5. ^ Jackson, Robert (November 8, 2007). "MGCCC, PRCCC top league, NJCAA regional all-star picks". Times of Stone County.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Liesch, Dale (December 20, 2008). "Signed, Sealed and Ready To Rock: Benjamin Russell's Eltoro Freeman signs commitment and heads off to Auburn". Alexander City Outlook.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Andreu, Robbie (May 12, 2009). "SEC hopes spring eternal". Gainesville Sun.
  8. ^ Eltoro Freeman: A mother’s dream comes true
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/transactions/_/name/bal/baltimore-ravens
  10. ^ Hudson, Robert. "Alex City native Eltoro Freeman signs with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders". Alex City Outlook.

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