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 Kirby Freeman 7
Kirby Freeman
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brownwood, Texas

High School:
Brownwood

Last College:
Miami, Fla.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
QB

Experience:
TR

Kirby Freeman took advantage of an NCAA rule which allows student-athletes to graduate and transfer without penalty, which he did by graduating from Miami, Fla., in December 2007 and enrolling in a master's program at Baylor in January 2008 ... A three-year letterwinner for the Hurricanes, Freeman emerged from spring practice sharing the top line on the Baylor depth chart at quarterback with junior Blake Szymanski and true freshman Robert Griffin, and will have one season of eligibility remaining at Baylor.

At Miami, Fla.: Made seven career starts under center for the Hurricane--the final four games of 2006 and three as a junior in 2007 ... In 24 career games over three seasons, completed 92-of-197 passes (46.7 percent) for 1,311 yards, 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions ... As a junior, started three of seven appearances and completed 18-of-58 passes for 256 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions ... Also rushed 22 times for 50 yards with a long run of 14 yards ... Started Miami's games vs. Marshall, at Oklahoma and vs. North Carolina State ... Threw for a season-high 84 yards against North Carolina State with all of the yardage coming off a career-long touchdown throw ... Miami's backup quarterback as a sophomore took over in the 10th game of the 2006 season when Kyle Wright was injured ... Started last four games and had a 2-2 record ... Led team to victories over 18th-ranked Boston College and Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl ... Played in eight games, completing 59-of-108 passes (54.6 percent) for 872 yards, seven TDs and eight interceptions ... Also rushed 41 times for 109 yards and one score ... Was sacked only six times in four starts ... Made first start of collegiate career at No. 23 Maryland and nearly led UM to an upset, only four days after teammate Bryan Pata was murdered ... Completed 14-of-27 passes for 140 yards, one TD and one interception against the Terps while rushing for 51 yards on nine carries ... Started at Virginia and completed 11-of-18 passes for 152 yards, one TD, a 77-yard strike, and one interception ... Led UM to a 17-14 come-from-behind victory over No. 18-ranked Boston College on Thanksgiving night, earning his first victory as a starter ... Hit 13-of-26 passes for 181 yards, with one TD and three interceptions against the Eagles ... Threw for a career-high 272 yards and two touchdowns while also running for another score in Miami's 21-20 win over Nevada on New Year's Eve at the MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Idaho, and earned MVP honors in Larry Cokers' final game as the Hurricanes' head coach ... Ran for a one-yard TD, the first of his career, to open the scoring against Nevada, then tossed touchdown passes of 52 yards and 78 yards, UM's longest pass plays of the season ... Backed up Kyle Wright as a redshirt freshman in 2005 as the No. 2 quarterback ... Played in nine games, seeing considerable action in several of them, especially the upset win at Virginia Tech ... For the year, completed 15-of-31 passes (48.4 percent) for 183 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions ... Showed running ability with eight rushes for 38 yards ... Named team's Offensive Rookie of the Year ... Tossed a pair of TD passes against Duke ... Completed 7-of-11 passes against Temple for season-high 121 yards ... Came off the bench at Virginia Tech when Wright was injured, and played three series, leading the team to its first TD in a 27-7 upset ...Played in fourth quarter of Peach Bowl loss to Louisiana State with two pass attempts and one interception ... Redshirted as a true freshman at Miami in 2004.

High School: Brownwood High School, Brownwood, Texas ... Played on the varsity all four years of high school career for father, Steve Freeman at the District 8-4A school ... SuperPrep All-American ... Rated the nation's No. 12 quarterback and the No. 13 overall prospect in Texas by SuperPrep ... Nation's No. 42 prospect overall and the No. 10 quarterback by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Rated the No. 16 player in Texas on the Rivals.com/Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100 ... Rated the No. 26 player on Rivals.com's Midlands Sweet 66 ... Rated the nation's No. 6 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 19 player in Texas on the Austin American-Statesman's Fab 55 ... Texas 2003 Class 4A-5A All-Big Country Defensive Player of the Year for his punting prowess by the Amarillo Reporter-News ... 2003 Texas Football Texas Top 300 pick was tabbed one of state's top 15 signal callers by the same publication ... As a senior in 2003, passed for 1,454 yards and 10 touchdowns with four interceptions on 71-of-123 passing ... Also ran for 956 yards and 14 touchdowns on 128 carries ... As a punter, averaged 43.7 yards per boot ... Helped Brownwood to an 11-1 season in 2003, reaching the Class 4A area round (missed four games with injuries) ... As a junior in 2002, passed for 1,487 yards while completing 87-of-150 passes, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions, for a team that advanced to the Class 4A Division I state semifinals ... Rushed for 1,135 yards on 173 carries, averaging 6.56 yards per carry, and scoring 18 TDs ... Selected Miami over Purdue, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, Texas and UCLA.

Personal: The son of Steve and Jani Freeman, Kirby Lyn Freeman was born March 28, 1985, in Abilene, Texas ... Has been playing football since age four ... Received undergraduate degree from Miami in sports administration and is majoring in sports pedagogy at Baylor.

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