UMHB football to unveil Jerrell Freeman Team Meeting Room on Friday

Posted at 9:35 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 22:35:06-04

Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program will honor former Cru standout Jerrell Freeman with an open house at the Andersen Field House this Friday, April 29th. There will be a come-and-go reception to unveil the Jerrell Freeman Team Meeting Room from 2:00-3:00 PM. Cru Head Coach Pete Fredenburg will also make a brief presentation thanking the Chicago Bear linebacker for his continued support of the UMHB football program.

Freeman was a standout linebacker for UMHB from 2004-2007 and finished his career as the Cru’s all-time leader in tackles. He was named National Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season and became the first UMHB football alum to sign with an NFL team when he inked a free agent deal with the Tennessee Titans after his senior campaign. Freeman played three years in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he was an All-Star and played in two Gray Cup games. Freeman then played four years with the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL and led the team in tackles in two his four seasons with the team. The Waco native signed with the Chicago Bears as a free-agent this spring.

Friday’s reception is open to the public and the Jerrell Freeman Team Meeting Room will be open for viewing.