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Marcus Freeman (linebacker)

Marcus Freeman
Marcus Freeman at Wright-Patterson AFB
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Linebackers Coach
Team Purdue
Conference Big Ten
Annual salary $120,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1986-01-10) January 10, 1986
Huber Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Ohio State
Playing career
Ohio State Buckeyes
Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills
Houston Texans
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Ohio State (DCQ/GA)
Kent State (LB)
Purdue (LB)
Accomplishments and honors
* 2× Second-team All-Big 10

Marcus Freeman (born January 10, 1986) is the linebackers coach for Purdue University and is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

Freeman has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans.

Early years

Freeman was rated as one of the top three overall prospects in Ohio as a senior and named to the Parade All-America team. He was credited with 127 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior. He totaled 152 tackles, including 29 behind the line of scrimmage, and eight sacks as a junior Freeman was a four-year starter and a two-time first-team All-Ohio selection. He also ran track, competing in the 4×100-meter relay and throwing the shot and discus.

College career

Attended The Ohio State (2004–08), appearing in 51 games (37 starts) over the course of his career. He started 26 games at weak-side linebacker and 11 games at strong-side linebacker and was a two-time Second-team All-Big Ten selection. He finished his career 19th on the school’s all-time tackle list with 268 stops (140 solo) and was credited with 21.5 TFLs, 6.0 sacks, 15 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

In 2008 he started all 13 games linebacker position He was a Second-team All-Big Ten selection, finishing with 84 tackles (39 solo) and added 9.5 TFLs, 4 PBUs, 1 fumble recovery and 3.5 sacks. Also named Academic All-Big Ten. In 2007 he was a second-year starting linebacker and a part of three special units and was Second-team All-Big Ten after he totaled 109 tackles 9.5 TFL, 5 PBU. In 2006 he made 71 stops, played 13 games and started 11 at linebacker and was second on the team with six pass break-ups and two interceptions. In 2005 he redshirted. In 2004 he finished his rookie season with four tackles, recording one solo stop and three assists, in 13 games.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables[2]
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-0 * 239 * 4.51 * 1.53 * 2.72 * 4.08** 6.06** 37" * 9'05" * 30* 23 *
* represents NFL Combine

Chicago Bears

Freeman was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He was waived on September 4, 2009.

Buffalo Bills

Freeman was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad on September 22. He later was released in early October.

Houston Texans

Freeman signed with the Houston Texans on November 4.


On May 1, 2010, Freeman retired due to an enlarged heart condition. He was the linebackers and assistant coach for Kent State University in 2011.[3]

He was hired as the Purdue University linebackers coach in January of 2013


  1. ^ Mike Carmin. "Where Purdue football assistants salaries rank". Gannett. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cowboys
  3. ^ "Marcus Freeman". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

External links

  • Chicago Bears bio
  • Ohio State Buckeyes bio
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