Florida State Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman was thrilled to make his way back into the rotation, reports Tallahassee.com. The sophmore broke off a 19 yard run on his first carry in the Seminoles' game vs. Boston College, then added another 51 yards on seven more carries throughout the game.
After being promoted to starter in his freshman year when Chris Thompson was lost to a back injury, Freeman struggled with the offense in his second season. That meant reduced playing time, something that had an impact on the young man:
"It was definitely a humbling experience. But I took that time that I wasn't playing to get in that playbook and learn the playbook more."
Dealing with the reduced playing time in a mature, constructive fashion wasn't lost on the coaches, and Freeman entered last Saturday's game early and was given a chance to make an impact.
Freeman had 579 yards on 120 carries in that season, and has 217 on 31 carries in 2012. Performances like the one he put in against the Eagles are sure to see him get more opportunities to make sure 2012's totals are better than the previous year.