Thirty Sundays to NFL football: 30 reasons why we love the Green Bay Packers
“He did what?!?”
That’s what we all remember most about Antonio Freeman … that was when he made the miracle catch and run for a touchdown in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings way back when. It was Monday Night Football and Al Michaels made that famous call.
But Freeman was much more than that … he rose from the ranks of receivers in Green Bay and quickly became Brett Favre’s favorite target through the years.
He was on the receiving end of 431 receptions for 6,651 yards and 57 touchdowns. His average per-catch was also 15.6 yards. An interesting statistic for Freeman was the fact that he fumbled just 14 times in his career – 11 of which came in the first three seasons of his career.
He was reliable, played on special teams early in his career and brought a swagger to the Packers during that Super Bowl run in the mid-90s that won’t soon be forgotten.
Though he left in free agency after seven years in Green Bay, he did make one last stop in Green Bay in 2003 when he caught just 14 balls for 141 yards before retiring from the game.
He was a tough, consistent receiver – one of the best that ever played in Green Bay.
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