Monday, August 31, 2009
BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State University's David Freeman is off to a solid start this season after rushing for 89 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown.
But, the sophomore running back from Westland is confident that he and his teammates are only scratching the surface of their full potential in the wake of the team's 34-14 non-conference home win over Tiffin University at Top Taggart Field on Saturday night. The improvement Freeman has made since the end of last season was on full display against the Dragons in Saturday night's season opener. Freeman ran hard, he hit the hole and was tough to bring down with the initial hit.
It looks like the Bulldogs have a nice find at tailback, but Freeman insists what fans saw on the turf at Top Taggart Field is hardly a finished product.
"I really think as far as our execution ... we're not there yet," said Freeman, who last year played in 10 games (started two) and rushed the football only 17 times for 30 yards. "We have a lot of talent on our offense, but we still have a lot of work to do if we're going to be playing, offensively, the way that we know we can play."
For the complete story on Freeman, visit the Ferris sports blog: http://ferrisstateathleticsblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/football-freeman-sees-best-days-ahead.html
Photo taken by Ed Hyde