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Charlie Frye
No. 3     Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth: August 28, 1981 (1981-08-28) (age 28)
Place of birth: Norwalk, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Akron
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Debuted in 2005 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2009
TD-INT     16-29
Passing yards     3,974
QB Rating     68.4
Stats at

Charles Lester Frye, (born August 28, 1981 in Norwalk, Ohio), is an American football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Akron.


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. After red-shirting in freshman year, Frye quickly was named starting quarterback job. Frye won the MVP award at the 2005 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

College Football Statistics

  • 2001: 170/289 (58.8%) for 2053 yards and 9 TD vs. 6 INT. 62 carries for 22 yards and 3 TD.
  • 2002: 250/380 (65.8%) for 2824 yards and 15 TD vs. 9 INT. 102 carries for 125 yards and 7 TD.
  • 2003: 273/421 (64.8%) for 3549 yards and 22 TD vs. 9 INT. 111 carries for 288 yards and 7 TD.
  • 2004: 220/346 (63.6%) for 2623 yards and 18 TD vs. 8 INT. 100 carries for -6 yards and 2 TD.

Professional career


Cleveland Browns

Frye was selected in the third round (67th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Browns. 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.

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. 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 QB Rating.

Personal Life

In honor of his #5 jersey and last name, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic declared Friday, November 5, 2004 "Frye-day".


External links

Preceded by
Trent Dilfer
Cleveland Browns Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Derek Anderson
Preceded by
Bruce Gradkowski
Oakland Raiders Starting Quarterback
Succeeded by


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