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Encyclopedia > Irving Fryar
Irving Fryar
Irving Fryar
Position(s):
Wide Receiver
Jersey #(s):
80
Born: September 28, 1962 (1962-09-28) (age 45)
Flag of New Jersey Browns Mills, New Jersey
Career Information
Year(s): 1984-2000
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College: Nebraska
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Receptions     851
Receiving Yards     12,785
Touchdowns     84
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

Irving Dale Fryar (born September 28, 1962) is a former American Football wide receiver. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... Browns Mills is a census-designated place located in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1984 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1986 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1986 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1994 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 1994 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1995 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 5, 1995 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1997 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1997 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1998 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1998 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...


Fryar now resides in the Jobstown section of Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.[1] Jobstown is an unincorporated area within Springfield Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. ... Springfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. ...

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College career

An All-American for the University of Nebraska in 1983, Fryar played alongside Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier (running back) and Heisman finalist Turner Gill (quarterback). All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... “Heisman” redirects here. ... Mike Rozier (born March 1, 1961 in Camden, New Jersey) is a former American collegiate and professional football running back. ... Turner Gill (born August 13, 1962, in Fort Worth, Texas) is the head coach of the Buffalo Bulls college football team and is one of six African-American head coaches in NCAA Division I-A. // In 1989, Gill began his coaching career at The University of Nebraska, his alma mater...


Pro career

Fryar was the first wide receiver to be drafted first overall in the NFL Draft when the New England Patriots made him the top selection of the 1984 draft. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The 1984 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. ...


Fryar played in Super Bowl XX with the Patriots and scored their only touchdown in their 46-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. He played a total of 255 games in his career and made the Pro Bowl five times (1985, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997). Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Fryar retired from the NFL in 2001 after completing 17 NFL seasons. During that time, he caught 851 passes for 12,785 yards and 84 touchdowns, along with 1 rushing and 3 punt return touchdowns. He also gained 242 rushing yards, 2,055 yards returning punts, 505 yards on kickoff returns, and 7 fumble return yards, giving him 15,594 all-purpose yards. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ...


Trivia

  • Fryar overcame a difficult past, and is now an ordained Pentecostal minister.
  • Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Leads a summer program, along with other former NFL and current college football players, at Burlington County College in New Jersey, for junior and high school football player development.

The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) is a national fraternity, and was the first black national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...

External links

  • Pro-Football-Reference.com - career statistics.
  • Irving Fryar at databasefootball.com
  • Receiving Yards Leaders of the 90s

  Results from FactBites:
 
Washingtonpost.com: Live Online (2130 words)
Irving Fryar: I think that the pressure is definitely on us as an offense, because last week in the second half we struggled a little bit.
Irving Fryar: Well, I think just from the simple fact that we're flowing really well as an offense and we at the receivers spot have stayed healthy; we come into the game with a little bit of momentum given the fact that we won last week.
Irving Fryar: Most definitely, that's the reason I do what I do in the broadcasting area is to be able to have a job and do that afterwards.
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