Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl running back says he wants to sign a contract extension so he can pay for his sisters to go to college

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Contract discussions for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman have been surfacing since before the Super Bowl.

After two Pro Bowl appearances and back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, the soon-to-be 25-year-old Freeman should be in line for a big pay day.

And while Freeman would surely enjoy the raise — he's currently set to make $1.8 million in 2017, according to Spotrac — he also has another goal with a new contract: pay for his sisters' education.

Freeman told ESPN's Vaughn McClure that he would like to use the new money to put his four younger sisters through college and help them realize the importance of education.

"I want to pay for all of them to go to college," Freeman told McClure. "Where I come from, school wasn't as fun growing up. I want to try and show them and teach them that school is fun, if you do it the right way, if you go to school with a purpose. You have to have a purpose for everything in life. And when you get to see the results, it's very fun."

According to McClure, Freeman's sisters, ages 23, 19, 18, and five, want to study photography, become a pediatrician, and go into cosmetology, respectively, while the youngest obviously has time to figure it out.

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 22: Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles rushes the ball against the Maryland Terrapins at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - AUGUST 14: Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles poses for a portrait on August 8 2011 at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Florida State/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)
Florida State's Devonta Freeman leaps into the end zone with a 9-yard touchdown run against Duke at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, October 27, 2012. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles looks for an opening against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats during a game at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
FSU running back Devonta Freeman waves during a BCS National Championship game news conference at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23: Former Florida State running back Devonta Freeman works out during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
08 August 2014: Atlanta Falcons defensive back Kemal Ishmael (36) and running back Devonta Freeman (33) celebrate the victory in the Atlanta Falcons 16-10 preseason victory over the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 28: Devonta Freeman #33 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yardage during the preseason NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 28, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
September 14, 2015: Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NFL game between the Eagles and the Falcons. The Falcons claim victory over the Eagles 26-24 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Frank Mattia/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 11: Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after scoring a touchdown in the final seconds of regulation against Will Compton #51 of the Washington Redskins at Georgia Dome on October 11, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The touchdown was reviewed and reversed by the officials. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Devonta Freeman attends the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 27: Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) rushes in for a touchdown during an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons on November 27, 2016, at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals 38-19. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Running back Devonta Freeman #44 of the Atlanta Falcons walks down the tunnel for warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Falcons defeated the Rams 42-14. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons addresses the media during the Super Bowl LI press conference on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a touchdown on a 5 yard run against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Eric Weems #14, and Devonta Freeman #24 celebrate with Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons after Alford scored a touchdown on a 82 yard interception against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Freeman himself is currently still taking classes at Florida State to get a degree in sports management. According to McClure, after growing up in a rough neighborhood near Miami, Florida, Freeman moved his sisters to Atlanta when he was drafted by the Falcons. Freeman said he wants to help provide them with opportunity while making them work hard.

"This is one thing I mean by putting your family on and giving them the opportunity to be successful. It's not just giving them everything they want, it's making them work for it and utilizing the opportunity. Bringing them here with me, they get to live like me, but at the same time, go to school and work hard for it."

Given Freeman's early success in the NFL, he should be able to accomplish his own goals and help his sisters toward theirs.

Related: Take a look back at Super Bowl LI:

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New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick (R) is interviewed by broadcaster Terry Bradshaw next to the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his children after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady smiles after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Gisele Bundchen and her daughter Vivian Brady celebrate after the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. The Patriots won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Gisele B?ndchen with her husband New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and their daughter after Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrate after beating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after beating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots running back James White (28) scores the winning touchdown past Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen (37) and Robert Alford (23) in overtime during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Falcons' Grady Jarrett (R) sacks New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Carson
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) makes a catch for a long gain in overtime as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brian Poole (34) defends during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Country Singer Luke Bryan waves before performing the U.S. National Anthem prior to the the start of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush participates in the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons as former first lady Barbara Bush looks on in Houston , Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Philip Wheeler #41 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after a fumble by the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins (32) tackles New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) during the first quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones celebrates after New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady was sacked during the first quarter of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) runs the ball against New England Patriots defensive end Alan Branch (97) during the first quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a touchdown on a 5 yard run agaisnt the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field with teammates after a fumble in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) scores a touchdown during the second quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) celebrates with the ball during the second quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a first quarter catch with New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe (25) defending during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons scores an 82 yard touchdown after an interception against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a tipped pass just off the turf against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Falcons' Tevin Coleman (L) celebrates with teammate Justin Hardy after scoring agains the New England Patriots during the third quarter of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports
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