Alabama Football 2014 Fall Preseason Practice 04
Alabama tight end Kurt Freitag (41) grabs water at Alabama’s fourth preseason football practice of the 2014 season, Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Vasha Hunt/[email protected] (VASHA HUNT)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – On Monday, court records were filed after Alabama football player Kurt Freitag’s dorm room was searched last week.
Agents of the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force were tipped off about a drug transaction involving Freitag and the search yielded more than 100 grams of marijuana and almost $5,000 in cash.
As of Tuesday night, there is no indication that Freitag has been charged with a crime, and representatives from the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the University of Alabama athletics department have declined to comment to AL.com, citing an ongoing investigation.
Who is Kurt Freitag? He’s a sophomore scholarship tight end for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here’s more:
- Freitag was a 3-star recruit in the class of 2012 in the 247Sports composite out of Buford, Ga. He was the No. 480-ranked prospect and the No. 18-ranked tight end nationally. ESPN rated him as a 4-star, but every other service a 3-star.
- He committed to Alabama in December of his senior year.
- Now a third-year sophomore, Freitag is listed at 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds. He has not played this season and hasn’t practiced since suffering a turf toe injury early in fall camp.
- If healthy, Freitag likely would have been buried behind Brian Vogler, O.J. Howard, Dakota Ball and others in the tight end rotation.
- He played in two games as a redshirt freshman in 2013, catching one pass for 11 yards against Georgia State.
- According to his bio, Freitag chose Alabama over Florida State, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, North Carolina and South Carolina.
- What did his scouting report from a recruiting service say? Scout.com’s Chad Simmons weighed in: “Freitag is one of those old-school tight ends who loves to block, who will sacrifice himself for the running back to have holes to run through, and who is more of a strong blocker than a down the field receiver. He is a physical player, he will leave it on the field, and his hands are a strength of his as well. He needs to work on his speed, work on becoming more explosive off the ball, and just develop more as a receiver.”
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