Penn State Football adds former NFL quarterback Charlie Frye to coaching staff

James Franklin’s analyst team now has more NFL experience.

The Nittany Lions have hired former NFL quarterback and coach Charlie Frye to the coaching staff.

Frye, who has five years of NFL experience, was not advertised as a hire but appears on the Athletic Department personal directory. With Penn State, Frye will play an off-court role as an offensive analyst and analytical coordinator.

The former Akron quarterback was drafted to the NFL in 2005 with the 67th overall pick and spent the next five years bouncing between the Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders. ‘era.

After retiring from the NFL in 2010, Frye began his coaching career. He started as a high school coach in 2012 and moved to Central Michigan as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2019. He got his first NFL coaching job in 2020 when the Miami Dolphins hired him as quarterbacks coach.

With his hire, Frye becomes the second former quarterback to join the Nittany Lions in an offensive analyst role, alongside Danny O’Brien.

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