Freeman had to play the waiting game when he arrived in Fargo.
He was behind RJ Urzendowski on the Bison depth chart, having to bide his team to get on the field.
"You come here from high school, and you think you're a dude, it's a reality check, there's a 100 other dudes, you have to embrace yo role and what impact you have on the team." Freeman said.
Freeman is noticeable because of his acrobatic catches, but also because of the amount of tattoos he has on his right arm.
He has been working on this "mural" since the summer of 2016, all the images with meanings to his family. There's the tattoo of the Bahamas, where his family has a summer vacation home.
There's a tattoo of a coy fish, which means success in wealth and life.
There's the word "family" largely tattooed on his right forearm, something that's never far from Freeman's mind.
Freeman says he plans on continuing his tattoo to his legs once his arm is done.
North Dakota State opens the FCS Playoffs Saturday December, 1st when they host either Incarnate Word or Montana State at the Fargodome.