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Chris Frey
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Chris  Frey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Arlington, Ohio

High School:
Upper Arlington

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 238

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

10/08/2017

MSU Beats No. 7 Michigan, 14-10, for Eighth Time in 10 Games

Spartan defense forces five turnovers to reclaim Paul Bunyan Trophy.

10/04/2017

Chris Frey Feature: Making An Impact

Spartan Senior Linebacker

10/03/2017

Player Quotes: Michigan Week

09/30/2017

Post-Game Quotes: Iowa

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and players discuss MSU-Iowa game.

09/24/2017

Post-Game Quotes: Notre Dame

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and players discuss MSU-Notre Dame game.

10/08/2017

Michigan State 14 - Michigan 10

09/12/2017

Leading the Way

05/08/2017

Defense

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience. Now it's time to develop a knockout punch. Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

11/12/2016

Michigan State 49, Rutgers 0

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Michigan State and Rutgers.

10/08/2016

Michigan State vs. BYU

Oct. 8, 2016

11/21/2015

No. 9 Michigan State 17, No. 3 Ohio State 14

Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Ohio State.

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015 | 2016 | 2017

CAREER NOTES: Voted 2017 team captain . . . fourth-year senior and three-year letterwinner leads all active Spartans with 163 career tackles in 45 games, including 18 straight starts . . . has 13.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks in his career . . . slated as the Spartans’ starting Sam linebacker for the second straight season . . . member of the team’s Eagles leadership council . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (third team) . . . two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2017 SEASON (SENIOR): Has 25 tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss (24 yards) and 3.5 sacks (23 yards) in six games, ranking second on team in sacks and third in TFLs . . . leads team with two fumble recoveries to rank tied for second in B1G and tied for fifth in FBS in fumbles recovered . . . ranks tied for fifth in the B1G in sacks per game (0.6) . . . third on team with 67 production points . . . posted two stops at Minnesota, including one sack (6 yards), finishing with 17 production points, ranking second among linebackers and fourth overall on defense . . . recorded three tackles and one fumble recovery in win over No. 7 Michigan, part of MSU defense’s season-high five takeaways, adding one QB hurry . . . logged five tackles vs. Iowa, including half a tackle for loss, adding one fumble recovery to finish with 10 production points, ranking third among both linebackers and overall defense . . . posted three tackles, including one sack and a QB hurry, vs. Notre Dame . . . logged seven stops, including half a sack and added a QB hurry, vs. Western Michigan . . . ended WMU game with 22 production points, ranking second among linebackers and on the defense . . . posted five tackles vs. Bowling Green, including a 10-yard sack and a QB hurry, tallying 15 total production points, ranking tied for second on the defense.

2016 SEASON (JUNIOR): Led the team with a career-high 96 tackles . . . his 8.0 tackles average ranked 12th in the Big Ten . . . was the only Spartan defensive player to start all 12 games (10 at Sam linebacker, two at Star linebacker) . . . ranked second on the team in production points . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media . . . defensive recipient of MSU's Up Front Award (most outstanding lineman) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second year in a row . . . posted double-digit stops in two games (career-high 13 vs. BYU, 10 vs. Maryland) . . . shared the team lead with seven QB hurries . . . posted six tackles at No. 8 Penn State, including one for loss . . . recorded nine tackles, including a half sack, vs. No. 2 Ohio State; finished with 16 production points against the Buckeyes, leading the linebackers and ranking tied for second overall, and also had a 25-yard scamper on a fake punt for a first down in first rush during Spartan career . . . shared team lead with six tackles vs. Rutgers, adding one TFL and one QB hurry, earning the Spartan Defensive Attack Force Player of the Week Award . . . registered nine tackles at Illinois . . . logged nine stops vs. No. 2 Michigan . . . notched 10 tackles and first career forced fumble at Maryland . . . registered seven tackles vs. Northwestern . . . logged nine production points after posting career-high 13 tackles vs. BYU . . . led the entire defense with 16 production points after starting at Indiana at Sam linebacker; shared team-leading tackles honors with eight stops, adding half a tackle for loss . . . posted eight tackles, including one for loss against No. 11 Wisconsin, leading the linebacking corps in production points with 10 . . . logged two tackles and three QB hurries at No. 18 Notre Dame . . . made first career start at Sam linebacker in Furman game and registered team-leading and career-high nine tackles, adding one QB hurry.

2015 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Recorded 23 tackles, including five for losses (24 yards) and 2.5 sacks (14 yards), in 14 games . . . ranked 12th on the team with 50 production points during the regular season . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . named the team's recipient of the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero: defense) . . . credited with three stops, including a 3-yard loss, vs. Penn State . . . collected a season-high 20 production points vs. Maryland; had two tackles including a 1-yard sack against the Terrapins . . . recovered a fumble on a kickoff in the fourth quarter vs. Indiana that led to a Spartan touchdown . . . recorded four stops, including a half tackle for loss, and had a QB hurry at Michigan . . . credited with a half sack (6 yards) at Rutgers . . . his only tackle against Air Force came on a fourth-and-goal play in the fourth quarter, as he tripped up Jalen Robinette for a 5-yard loss . . . recorded four tackles and 12 production points in the win over No. 7 Oregon; with just over a minute remaining in the game and Oregon facing third-and-6 on the MSU 33 and trailing 31-28, was credited with a half sack along with Lawrence Thomas to help force a fourth-and-16.

2014 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games at linebacker and on special teams to earn his first letter . . . one of four true freshmen to letter for the Spartans in 2014 . . . credited with 19 tackles (8 solo, 11 assists) . . . BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorable mention pick . . . ranked third on the team with seven tackles on special teams (five kick return, two punt return) . . . had two tackles against Rutgers . . . recovered a fumble on a punt return that led to a Spartan touchdown and had one tackle vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . recorded two tackles at Purdue . . . tallied a season-best five tackles against Wyoming . . . led Spartan linebackers with 14 production points in the win over Eastern Michigan; posted two stops and a QB hurry against the Eagles . . . recorded three tackles in his collegiate debut in the season opener against Jacksonville State . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 6, 2014, for the beginning of the spring semester and participated in spring practice.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in 2013 National Underclass Combine All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . . . . ranked among the nation's top outside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 44) and Scout.com (No. 60) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 36) and ESPN.com (No. 66) . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Golden at Upper Arlington (Ohio) High School . . . Associated Press Division I second-team All-Ohio selection as a senior . . . also earned all-metro and All-Ohio Capital Conference honors in 2013 . . . recorded 94 tackles (20 solos, 74 assists) as a senior, with 13 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also intercepted one pass in 2013 . . . rushed 155 times for 855 yards (5.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns as a senior . . . produced a career-best 136 tackles (35 solos, 101 assists) in 2012, including 3.5 sacks . . . also credited with two interceptions (51 yards) and three fumble recoveries as a junior . . . gained 648 yards on 67 carries (9.7 avg.) and scored 10 TDs in 2012 . . . had six catches for 89 yards (14.8 avg.) and two scores as a junior . . . averaged 28.5 yards on 12 kickoff returns in 2012, including a school-record 99-yard runback for a TD vs. Westland . . . his career defensive totals include: 270 tackles (66 solos, 204 assists), 22 tackles for losses and four interceptions (92 yards and one TD) . . . his career offensive totals include: 1,600 rushing yards and 17 rushing TDs, 11 receptions for 126 yards (11.5 avg.) and two TDs . . . also returned 17 career kickoffs for 491 yards (28.9 avg.) and two TDs . . . also lettered in basketball for the Golden Bears . . . son of Chris and Brea Frey . . . born June 23, 1995 . . . advertising major.
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