There truly are some good guys out there who want to put their NFL salaries to great use. This is obvious in the case of Atlanta Falcons fourth-year running back Devonta Freeman.
Freeman generously plans to take care of his four sisters’ college educations.
From earlier: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman plans to put all four of his sisters through college. https://t.co/OTkCh3soWi
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Freeman elaborated on his plan to help make life just a bit easier for his sisters.
“Where I come from, school wasn’t as fun growing up,” Freeman said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “I want to try and show them and teach them that school is fun, if you do it the right way, if you go to school with a purpose. You have to have a purpose for everything in life. And when you get to see the results, it’s very fun.”
Freeman revealed that he is actually still taking classes himself and is still enrolled at Florida State with the goal of getting a degree in sports management.
Freeman is the oldest among seven siblings. His sisters are 23, 19, 18 and 5. Currently, Freeman is helping choose a college for the two older sisters. Since signing on with Atlanta, Freeman has been frugal with the money. In 2017, Freeman is slated to earn $1.838 million under his rookie deal.
He has been highly productive, starting in 29 of 31 of his last games with the Falcons from 2015-16. In that stretch he rushed for a total of 2,135 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also added 127 receptions, 940 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.
If these numbers continue, Freeman will be up for a substantial raise entering his fifth season. But at this time, he remains patient waiting for the right deal to come along at the right time.