99  Freddie Barnett
Freddie Barnett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Texarkana, Ark.

High School:
Arkansas HS

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 300

Position:
Defensive Line

Experience:
1L


Career Summary: Lettered two seasons for the Tigers...Totaled five or more tackles in four games...Had a highlight-reel play when he picked up a fumble and ran 88 yards for a TD against Arkansas State...The 88 yards was a school record fumble return.

Notable: Graduated in December `08 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sports management and African-American studies.

2008 Highlights: Started 11 of 13 games...Had a season-high six tackles against UCF...Registered TFLs versus Marshall, ASU and UCF.

2007: Signed a National Letter of Intent with the Tigers in January 2007 and enrolled in school for the spring semester...Played in all 13 games and started the last seven games of the season...Ranked second on the team in TFL with 8.5 for minus 29 yards...Recorded 2.5 sacks for a loss of 11 yards...Registered three pass breakups...In his first game as a Tiger, logged one tackle for a loss of five yards and a pass breakup against Ole Miss...Made three tackles against Jacksonville State...Sacked JSU's Cedric Johnson for a loss of seven yards to force a punt three plays later...Credited with two tackles, including one for a loss of three yards against UCF...Set a U of M fumble return record with an 88-yard return for a touchdown against Arkansas State...Registered a pass breakup on 4th-and-4 to force ASU to turn the ball over on downs...Had four tackles, all solo stops, against Middle Tennessee...Made two tackles against Rice in his first career start...Sacked Rice QB Chase Clement for a loss of three yards to bring up 4th-and-13 and a punt...Didn't relinquish his starting role the remainder of the season...Upped his season best with six tackles versus Southern Miss...Closed out the regular season with a season high seven tackles in the triple overtime victory over SMU...Teamed up with Steven Turner for a sack of SMU's Justin Willis...Was not credited with a tackle in the New Orleans Bowl...Ended the season with 33 tackles, including 22 solo stops.

Junior College: Played two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College...Ranked as the No. 20 junior college prospect by Rivals.com...Earned preseason first-team JC Gridwire All-America honors as a sophomore after helping lead his team to a conference and regional title and a berth in a bowl game...Recorded 37 tackles with 3.5 sacks in helping the Cardinals go 9-3 with conference and regional titles in 2005...Earned all-league honors at Trinity after totaling 46 tackles and three sacks in 2004...Originally signed with Arkansas out of high school.

Prep: Was a standout at Arkansas High School...Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Team as a senior after totaling 60 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks...Also blocked five kicks in his final prep campaign...Tabbed by Rivals.com as the No. 5 prospect in Arkansas following his senior season...Played in only five games as a junior due to a knee injury...Named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after logging 97 tackles, including 49 solo stops, and eight sacks...Also forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles en route to earning first-team all-conference honors that season.

Barnett's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK INT
2007 13/7 22 11 33 3 1-88 0 8.5-29 2.5-11 0-0
2008 13/11 11 12 23 1 0-0 0 3.5-11 1-5 0-0
Total 26/18 33 23 56 4 1-88 0 12-40 3.5-16 0-0

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