Chris Frey Agrees To Free Agent Deal With Carolina Panthers

Chris Frey Agrees To Free Agent Deal With Carolina Panthers

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Chris Frey Agrees To Free Agent Deal With Carolina Panthers

Another Spartan workhorse will get his shot at living out his dream as Chris Frey agrees to free agent deal with the Panthers.

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We’ll have analysis and commentary on how Chris Frey has proven the doubters wrong over his entire career as a football player – and how he’s done it again with a free agent deal with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

But, first, let’s pay tribute to the Spartan who came to Michigan State from Upper Arlington, Ohio as a relatively unheralded recruit only to go on to have a terrific career on the field over four years of determination, toughness, and Spartan Pride.

Congratulations, Chris Frey – the Spartan Nation is proud of you and will be pulling for you to continue to follow your dream.

Michigan State Football Instagram shows its pride in Frey and Chris Solari gives a nice report from today’s Detroit Free Press below…..

Michigan State’s Chris Frey agrees to deal with Carolina Panthers

Chris Frey has an NFL home.

The former Michigan State linebacker announced via Instagram that he has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Carolina Panthers.

“My entire life I have dreamed of playing in the NFL,” Frey wrote. “I told myself drafted or undrafted I would show up everyday and work my ass off to prove myself.”

The 6-foot-2, 238-pound Frey finished 2017 with a career-best four sacks among his 55 tackles, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the league’s media. For his MSU career, the native of Upper Arlington, Ohio registered 193 career tackles in 52 games, which included 25 straight starts. The strong-side linebacker also was the Defensive MVP of the Spartans’ Holiday Bowl win over Washington State to cap a 10-3 turnaround season.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Frey as his 44th-best outside linebacker prospect going into the draft.

Frey’s fellow MSU co-captain, Brian Allen, was the only Spartan selected in the seven-round NFL draft. The center was picked by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round, extending MSU’s streak of having one or more players drafted to 78 years. MSU also is one of five schools — along with Michigan, USC, Florida and Nebraska — to have at least one player taken in the modern draft since the NFL-AFL merger in 1967.

Contact Chris Solari: csolari@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrissolari. 

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