Wednesday, May 25, 2016

1977 Profile: Steve Freeman

Free Safety
No. 22
Mississippi State
"Freeman appeared in all 14 Buffalo games for the second straight year in 1976. His duty last year was primarily on special teams. He was also used as the Bills' fifth defensive back in special passing situations.
He started the opening two games of the 1975 season at free safety. Steve had two pass interceptions including one against Miami that he returned 22 yards for a touchdown in the opening minute of play. A hard hitter and strong special teams player, he came to the Bills during the 1975 preseason after being waived by the Patriots.
A three-year starter at Mississippi State, Freeman led the team in interceptions his final two years and is a co-holder of the interception record with 10. He also served as a punt return man with 12 returns for 101 yards as a senior. Steve played in the North-South and Senior Bowl games. He was also a track letterman.
Steve's college major was agriculture economics. He is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

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