After taking some time way from the game of football and starting charity work, Baltimore native and hero, former Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver great Antonio Freeman joined the team at Comcast Sports to do pre and post game shows for the Washington Redskins.
Freeman, the former All-Pro and World Champion, had nine solid seasons in the NFL and he will bring his expertise of a former stud like many other former professional athletes who crossed over to the ‘dark side’. Freeman was recently inducted into the Packers’ Hall of Fame and feeding needy families is his passion, but having a career as a football analyst is something he wanted to do, especially after his playing days. “Being apart of the media as an analyst is something I wanted to do for a while and I thank Comcast Sports and the Redskins for giving me that opportunity,” said Freeman via phone conversation.
Freeman was able to walk away from the NFL on his own terms finishing with 7,251 receiving yards, averaged 15 yards per catch, earned 61 touchdowns and played in two Super Bowls (winning in 1997, fell short in 1998). Freeman is known for his acrobatic catches he caught from Favre, but still have the greatest play ever on Monday Night Football. In 2000 against the Vikings in bad conditions, Freeman, in overtime, received a deep pass from Favre when the ball hit Freeman on his back while his was falling, but still had the present of mind and concentration to focus on the ball. When the defender gave up on the play, Freeman quickly tapped the ball to himself, grabbed it, got up, and danced his way into the end zone. For that very play, Freeman won the ESPY Award.
Freeman isn’t fresh out of the water giving his opinion in front of the camera. Freeman made guest appearances on ESPN shows such as NFL Live, First Take and College Gameday. Similar to his playing days with the Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles, Freeman looks to bring his intensity from the field to the studio.