I met Freddie at University of Tampa, when a few of my homeboys from Tarpon Springs(spongers) joined him in 1972 as a Spartan. I used to skip school to see Freddie practice I was 15y/o at the time He told me in that very soft spoken voice of his. That I could come to the games& see him play, if I went to school made good grades he would pay for my ticket. At this time he was the MAN of TU. He had the effect of getting you to do what was right and doing your Best at it, &With a smile. He always followed the rules and want you to do the same.It was not just about football with him. He would say you need to have an education something you can always fall back on cause, you can't play football all your life. Granted I am female.I just loved the way he so sweetly played the game, He was Fabulous Freddie,Fast Freddie, Honest Freddie,& Smiling Freddie.He was all he could be, and that's all he wanted from the next person.His game said it all, but when Freddie spoke everyone listen. He was soft spoken but his word came over loud, clear, and meaningful. He always smiled and you would to if you ever had contact with him. At this time of loss, May you all know, His Compassion, His Grace, and His Love.May the love of God surround his Family during this time of sorrow. You're in my thoughts and prayers.He is the Greatest and will always be, cause he touch so many lives in his crossing, Thus his passing for ever living on.