2014 NFL Draft: Nate Freese Drafted by Detroit Lions


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Boston College Eagles kicker Nate Freese was drafted by the Detroit Lions on Saturday in the 7th Round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Freese became the third Boston College Eagle drafted on Saturday, following Andre Williams of the Giants and Kevin Pierre-Louis of the Seahawks.

He was selected with the 229th overall pick by Detroit. In recent times, another Eagle to also go to the Lions was Gosder Cherilus, now playing for the Indianapolis Colts.

Freese was known at Boston College for his consistent accuracy: in his four years in Chestnut Hill, Freese made 86 percent of his field goals with a career-long of 52 yards. During his senior season, he went a perfect 20-for-20 on field goal attempts and made all but one of 41 extra point attempts. He set the school record for field goals made and total points in 2013.

Notably, Freese also served as Boston College’s punter in 2013, booting the football 75 times for an average of 41.7 yards.

The Boston College community congratulates Nate on his selection and thanks him for his four years of service to the Eagles.