Charlie Frye

Charles Thomas Frye (born August 28, 1981) is a former American football quarterback and current quarterbacks coach at Central Michigan. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Akron.

Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
Frye with the Raiders in December 2009
Current position
TitleOffensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach
TeamCentral Michigan
Biographical details
BornAugust 28, 1981 (age 37)
Willard, Ohio
Playing career
2005–2007Cleveland Browns
2007–2008Seattle Seahawks
2009Oakland Raiders
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2012–2013Jones HS (FL) (OC)
2014–2015Wekiva HS (OC)
2015–2017Florida (Player Development)
2018Ashland (WR)
2019–presentCentral Michigan (OC/QB)

Early years

Frye graduated from Willard High School in Willard, Ohio, and was a football standout at quarterback under coach Chris Hawkins. He broke 17 of the school's all-time football records. In his senior season, Frye led the Crimson Flashes to a 10-2 record, earning the Northwest District Player of the Year award and First-Team All-Ohio Division III team honors. Frye excelled in basketball; during his senior season he earned First-Team All-Northwest District and Honorable Mention All-Ohio Honors and helped lead the Crimson Flashes to a 22-3 record, a Northern Ohio League Championship and a Sweet 16 berth.

College career

Frye broke 54 football records during his college career at the University of Akron.[1] After red-shirting in freshman year, Frye was named starting quarterback in just the second game of his freshman season.[2] Frye won the MVP award at the 2005 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.[3]



Passing Rushing Receiving
Season Team GS GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD
2001 Akron 10 11 124.6 289 170 58.8 2,053 9 6 62 22 3 0 0 0
2002 Akron 12 12 136.5 380 250 65.8 2,824 15 9 102 125 7 1 -4 0
2003 Akron 11 12 148.6 421 273 64.8 3,549 22 9 111 288 7 1 14 0
2004 Akron 11 11 139.8 349 220 63.6 2,623 18 8 100 -6 2 0 0 0
Totals 44 46 138.5 1,436 913 63.6 11,049 64 32 375 429 19 2 10 0
  • Numbers in Bold are Akron school records

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
4.88 s 1.69 s 2.82 s 4.08 s 6.94 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Cleveland Browns

Frye was selected in the third round (67th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Browns.[7] His first NFL start came against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 13. He passed for 226 yards with two touchdowns, both to fellow rookie Braylon Edwards, and set a Browns rookie record for a single game with a 136.7 passer rating. Frye started the final five games of the 2005 season for the Browns, compiling a record of 2-3.

Frye was named starting quarterback for the 2006 NFL season.[8]

After a battle in the preseason with Derek Anderson and rookie Brady Quinn, Frye won the starting quarterback job for the 2007 season. In the first game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Frye struggled during the first few minutes.[9] Anderson replaced him for the remainder of the game. Anderson remained the starter for the rest of the year and made the Pro Bowl.

Seattle Seahawks

On September 11, Frye was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round draft pick. He was the Seahawks' third-string quarterback behind Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace. Frye made his first start of the 2008 season against the Green Bay Packers.

Oakland Raiders

An unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season, Frye signed with the Oakland Raiders on June 8, 2009.

On December 16, 2009, Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable named Frye the starting quarterback of the Oakland Raiders after Bruce Gradkowski was injured with two torn MCL's. Frye surpassed former starter and number one overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell after Russell was sacked six times in relief of Gradkowski the previous week in a game against the Washington Redskins.

On December 20, 2009, Frye made his first start against the Denver Broncos, but was injured early in the fourth quarter and JaMarcus Russell came in to win the game.

Frye came back from his injury to play the next two weeks against the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. Frye threw 3 interceptions but came back against the Ravens to throw a touchdown and no interceptions. Frye finished the season with 581 yards passing, 1 TD, and 4 INT with a 65.3 passer rating.

Frye signed a 1-year, $1.2 million contract with a third-round tender on March 15, 2010. During training camp later that year, Frye injured his wrist and had to undergo surgery. Oakland placed him on injured reserve on August 19, 2010.

Coaching career

After injuries and surgeries ended his career early, Frye turned to coaching.[10] Former teammate Kenard Lang, who was by then the head football coach at Jones High School in Orlando, hired Frye as offensive coordinator.[11]

Before the 2013 season, Lang and Frye were hired for the same positions at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida. [12]

In January 2019 it was announced that Frye would be joining the staff of new Central Michigan Head Coach Jim McElwain as quarterbacks coach. [13]

Personal life

In honor of his high school career, The Crimson Flashes retired his #3 jersey and is on display in the Commons and on the field.

In honor of his #5 jersey and last name, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic declared Friday, November 5, 2007 "Frye-day"..

See also


  1. ^ Nathan Lindquist (September 29, 2005). "Akron left to deal with life after Charlie Frye". Northern Illinois University. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Akron faces Buckeyes with rookie QB". The Tribune. September 7, 2001. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  3. ^ John Zenor (January 30, 2005). "Frye MVP of North's Senior Bowl win". Peninsula Clarion. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Charlie Frye Stats". USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Historical NFL Wonderlic Scores". Archived from the original on September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Charlie Frye". Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Browns' Frye finds ally in Kosar". Toledo Blade. May 21, 2006. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Browns begin on a Frye day". Toledo Blade. July 27, 2006. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Browns trade starting QB Frye to Seattle; Dorsey signed". Covers Media Group Ltd. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
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The Akron Zips football team is a college football program representing the University of Akron in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Akron plays its home games on InfoCision Stadium on the campus of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. The Zips compete in the Mid-American Conference as a member of the East Division.

The team was established in 1891 when the school was known as Buchtel College and became the University of Akron in 1913. In 1926, the athletic teams were named the Zippers, after rubber boots manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company, which was headquartered in Akron at the time. The name was shortened to "Zips" in 1950. Akron was originally classified as a Small College school in the 1937 season until 1972. Akron received Division II classification in 1973, before becoming a Division I-AA program in 1980 and a Division I-A (now FBS) program in 1987. The Zips were the first team to move from Division I-AA to Division I-A. In 2005, the Zips won the Mid-American Conference championship for the first time in the program's history. Through the 2015 season, the Zips have an overall record of 507–524–36.

Akron Zips football statistical leaders

The Akron Zips football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Akron Zips football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Zips represent the University of Akron in the NCAA's Mid-American Conference.

Although Akron began competing in intercollegiate football in 1891, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1954. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1954, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Zips have played in three bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics. These games include the 2005 Motor City Bowl, and there is a large uptick in players achieving entires on this list around the 2005 seasonThese lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season. The latest Akron media guide does not list a full top 10 for most touchdown scoring records.

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Charlie Frye (baseball)

Charles Andrew Frye (July 17, 1914 – May 25, 1945) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1940 season. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 175 lb, he batted and threw right-handed.Born in Hickory, North Carolina, Charlie Frye was one of many baseball players whose professional career was interrupted during World War II.

Frye started in organized baseball in 1937 for Class-D Mooresville (NCSL). He later played for Class-B Evansville (IIIL, 1938), returning to Class-D with Snow Hill (CPL, 1939) and Martinsville (BIST, 1939–1940) before joining the Phillies, appearing for them in July 1940 in a span of fifteen games.Frye posted a 0–6 record (five starts) and a 4.50 earned run average, allowing 32 runs (26 earned) on 58 hits and 26 walks while striking out 18 in 50⅓ innings of work.Following his majors stint, Frye returned to minor league action pitching at Class-B for Allentown (1941) and Wilmington (1942) of the Interstate League and the Statesville team (NCSL, 1942) until he went into the Army. In parts of six minor league seasons, he went 42–36 with a 3.86 ERA in 150 pitching appearances.Shortly after being discharged in 1945, Frye died at his home of Hickory, North Carolina at the age of 30.


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Marilyn Frye (born 1941), American philosophy professor and feminist theorist

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Northrop Frye (1912–1991), Canadian literary critic

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Sean Frye (born 1966), American child actor

Shirley M. Frye, American mathematics educator

Soleil Moon Frye (born 1976), American actress best known for playing Punky Brewster

Taylor Frye (1864–1946), American politician and educator

Thomas Frye (c. 1710–1762), Anglo-Irish painter

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Walter Frye (died 1474), English Renaissance composer

William P. Frye (1830–1911), U.S. Senator from Maine

George Carl

George Carl (7 May 1916 – 1 January 2000) was a "vaudevillian" style comic & clown. Carl was born in Ohio, and started his comedy career traveling with a variety of circuses during his teenage years. In time, Carl would become internationally famous as a clown and visual comedian. Johnny Carson, a fan of Carl's, invited him to appear on The Tonight Show on March 21, 1985 when Carl was 69. His appearance was so well received that he was asked back within weeks for a second appearance which also received raves from viewers.

He appeared again on May 27, 1986 doing essentially his same act and received great laughter from an obviously appreciative audience.

With hardly any props, except for a microphone, a mic stand, his hat, and sometimes a harmonica, Carl would seemingly accidentally become tangled up in the mic cord, get his thumb stuck in the microphone stand and, through a flurry of silent bits, wind up accomplishing nothing at all in the time spent onstage.

At the age of 79, George Carl made his screen debut in the 1995 film Funny Bones also starring Jerry Lewis. He played an old music-hall comedian, one of the Parker brothers, who never spoke until a scene in which his character explains the reason performers perform;

"Our suffering is special. The pain we feel is worse than anyone else. But the sunrise we see is more beautiful than anyone else. The Parkers the moon. There's one side forever dark. Invisible. As it should be. But remember, the dark moon draws the tides also."

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