Offensive Line 71
Herriman High School
Freeland played offensive line as a four-year starter at BYU (2019-22), appearing in 44 games with 41 starts. His accomplished career includes the following highlights:
- Third Team AP All-American (2022), Phil Steele All-Independent First Team (2021, 2022), College Football Network Independent Offensive Lineman of the Year & All-Independent First Team (2022), Pro Football Network All-Independent First Team Offense (2021).
- In 2022, one of only three BYU players to play in and start all 13 games
- One of six players to start all 13 games in 2021, helping lead BYU's offense to score 33 points per game, average 452 yards of total offense per game and achieve a 46% third-down conversion rate with 89% scoring efficiency (49 of 55) on red zone trips. The offense allowed just 15 sacks on the season.
- Started eight games in 2020, tallying two solo stops while helping the BYU offense rank No. 8 in the nation for the fewest sacks allowed (12 sacks in 12 games) and only allowing two pressures on 293 pass-blocking regular season snaps. The offense also ranked No. 4 in scoring (43.5) and No. 7 in total offense (522.2).
- As a true freshman in 2019, he started the final seven games of the season at right tackle. The offensive line unit was ranked No. 12 by Pro Football Focus.
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- Major: Communications
- Parents are Debbie and James
- Dad, James, played linebacker for BYU (1994-95)
- Mom, Debbie Dimond, was an honorable mention All-American BYU women's basketball player, where she played from 1991-95. She is the eighth-highest scorer in BYU women's basketball history
- Sister, Sierra, was a thrower with BYU women's track and field (2017-22)
- Has four sisters
- Prepped at Herriman High School under Dustin Pearce
- Principal's Honor Roll student
- UHSAA Spirit of Sport Award
- 2015 state champion
- Three-time team captain
- Two-time all-region
- Six-time all-state in track and field
- State champion in the shot put and javelin
- 2018 all-state basketball
- Two-time basketball team captain
- Holds the 6A javelin state record
- Also recruited by Utah, UCLA, USC, Washington and Vanderbilt
BYU Hall of Fame
Freshman Year 2019
- Started the final seven games of the season at right tackle as a true freshman
- Part of an offensive line unit ranked No. 12 by Pro Football Focus
- Offense ranked No. 26 in passing yards per game at 284.7
- Part of a unit that ranked No. 8 in total offense in the month of November with 520.6 yards per game
Sophmore Year 2021
- Started all 13 games at left tackle
- One of three offensive player and six players overall to start every game
- Led BYU offense to...
- Scoring 33 points per game.
- Averaging 452 yards of total offense per game.
- Converting on 46% of third downs.
- Scoring on 89% of red zone trips (49 of 55), 75% of which (41) were touchdowns.
- Allowing just 15 sacks on the season.
- Named to Phil Steele All-Independent First Team Offense
- Named to Pro Football Network All-Independent First Team Offense
- Named to Joe Moore Award Midseason Watch list (with BYU offensive line)
- Part of Pro Football Network Offensive Line of the Year
Junior Year 2022
- One of only three BYU players to play in and start all 13 games
- Named a Third Team AP All-American
- Named Independent Offensive lineman of the Year by College Football Network
- Named to Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
- Named to College Football Network All-Independent First Team
Medical Redshirt Year
- Played in 11 games, starting eight
- Tallied two solo stops on the season
- Helped the BYU offense line rank No. 8 in the nation for the fewest sacks allowed (12 sacks in 12 games) while only allowing two pressures on 293 pass-blocking regular-season snaps.
- Contributed to the BYU offense ranking No. 4 in scoring (43.5), No. 7 in total offense (522.2), and No. 8 passing offense (322.1), while also adding 190.1 yards rushing per game in 2020.
Outland Trophy Watch List 2022
Lombardi Award Watch List Barrington & Freeland
Blake Freeland 2022 Preseason All-American
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Blake Freeland named PFF All-American
Blake Freeland AP All-American
Phil Steele 2022 All-American HM Blake Freeland