18 Billy Freeman
Billy  Freeman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Red Mountain HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 231

Position:
TE

Experience:
4V


11/13/2016

Spartans Host Air Force In 2016 CEFCU Stadium Finale

It's Senior Night for 17 Spartans.

10/12/2016

Billy Freeman Named To John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List

The San Jose State senior is on the midseason list for the third consecutive year.

09/19/2016

Spartans' Road Show To Stop At Iowa State

San Jose State returns to Iowa State for the first time since 1980.

07/26/2016

Freeman, Tago, Carrizosa Named To Mountain West Preseason All-Conference Team

The Spartans are one of four teams with three players on the preseason All-Mountain West squad.

07/06/2016

Billy Freeman Named To John Mackey Award Watch List

The Spartans' number-one tight end is on the Watch List for the second time in three years.

11/27/2015

San Jose State vs. Boise State

Check out the photo gallery from the San Jose State football game against Boise State.

10/24/2015

SJSU 31, New Mexico 21

Photos from New Mexico @ San Jose State on Oct. 24, 2015.

09/26/2015

San Jose State 49, Fresno State 23

The Spartans took on the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

10/26/2013

San José State vs. Wyoming - USATSI Gallery

San José State vs. Wyoming - USATSI Gallery

09/21/2013

USATSI Gallery: San Jose State vs. Minnesota - 09/21/13

USATSI Gallery: San Jose State vs. Minnesota - 09/21/13

AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed five seasons with the Spartans...  Played in 44 games with 35 starts... Was in the discussion for the John Mackey Award as the nation's best tight end in 2013, 2015 and 2016... Had a streak of 21 consecutive games with a pass reception during his first three seasons… Two career 100-yard receiving games… #2 at San Jose State for career receptions by a tight end with 112... Just the second Spartan tight end in school history with at least 10 TD receptions... Big-play tight end with 10 career receptions and two pass completions of at least 30 yards… Signed with the Spartans in February 2012... Could serve as a long snapper if needed... Honored in 2015 on National Student-Athlete Day by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports.

2016: Played in 12 games and officially was a starter in seven contests... Listed on the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List and Midseason Watch List... Fourth on the team with 18 receptions... Only touchdown catch of the season was his season-long 36-yard scoring play in the Portland State game (9/10)... Season-high three receptions in the Hawai'i (10/8) and Boise State (11/4) contests.

2015: Starter in 11 of the team’s 13 games… John Mackey Award semifinalist for the top tight end in college football… Only semifinalist from a Group of Five conference… Three-time John Mackey Weekly Tight End of the Week honorable mention honoree… First-team All-Mountain West… Sporting News honorable mention All-America tight end... Led the Spartans in all the major pass receiving categories with personal single-season bests of 47 receptions, 581 yards and six touchdowns… His six touchdowns was one shy of the most touchdown catches by a San Jose State tight end in a season… Career high seven receptions for a season-best 109 yards and a touchdown vs. Boise State (11/27)… Had a touchdown reception in the wins over New Hampshire, Fresno State, UNLV and New Mexico… Had 21 receptions over the four-game span of Oregon State, Fresno State, Auburn and UNLV prior to the mid-season mark… One of three Spartans with three receptions of at least 30 yard during the season.

2014:
Played only in seven games and was a starter in games one through three and in the season finale at San Diego State... Caught 19 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown... Matched his single-game best of six receptions and gained 76 yards in the Nevada game (9/27)... Only touchdown play of the season gave San Jose State a 10-7 lead in the Navy contest (10/25)... Caught five passes in the game at Navy... Began the season named to the 2014 John Mackey Award Watch List and was named to the Award's Midseason Watch List.


2013: Earned the number-one tight end job and became one of the most consistent receiving threats on the team... Honorable Mention All-Mountain West and College Football News All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention tight end... One of two Spartans to catch a pass in every game... Fourth on the Spartans with 27 receptions and second with his 15.8 yards per catch average... Had six receptions of 30 or more yards... Most productive game of the season was his six receptions for 119 yards in the Wyoming win (10/26)... Became the first San José State freshman tight end to gain more than 100 yards in pass receiving in a game... Led all listed FBS freshman tight ends in receiving yards per game... One of 13 listed FBS tight ends with 400 or more receiving yards and at least a 15.0 yards per catch average... The first San José State tight end to throw a touchdown with his 30-yard strike in the UNLV win (11/2)... Completed both of his pass attempts during the season including a 30-yarder to wide receiver Tyler Winston in the victory over #16-Fresno State (11/29)... Was the first San José State tight end to throw a pass since November 8, 1975.

2012: Completed a redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: An ESPN.com 3-star tight end for two seasons at Red Mountain High in Mesa, Ariz. (Coach Ron Wisniewski)... Caught 67 passes for 785 yards and nine touchdowns in 2010 and 2011... A two-time first-team all-region and a second-team all-state pick as a tight end and a second-team all-state choice as a special teams player during his high school career... Began his varsity high school career as a quarterback on the Brophy Prep in Phoenix, Ariz.

MORE ON BILLY: A business management major... Enjoys playing ping-pong, golf, and dirt biking... Learned to play the piano... Sister, Alyssa Freeman, played 52 games and made two starts for the Arizona State University women's soccer team during the 2009 through 2012 seasons... He is a native of Scottsdale, Ariz.

CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING G NO. YDS. AVG. TD LG
2012...Redshirt
2013...FR 12 27 427 15.8 2 47
2014...SO 7 19 182 9.6 1 26
2015...JR 13 48 586 12.2 6 35TD
2016...SR 12 18 212 11.8 1 36
CAREER 44 112 1,407 12.6 10 47
PASSING ATT. COMP. INT Pct. YDS. TD
2013...FR 2 2 0 100.0 60 1