Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Frey picks Mercyhurst after successful year at McGuffey

Patrick Frey almost intercepts a pass against
South Fayette on Aug. 30 

Patrick Frey’s decision to transfer to McGuffey from Trinity paid off.

The 5-10 205-pound fullback and linebacker enrolled at McGuffey to join the school’s Vocational Agriculture Program. With his former football coach Ed Dalton leading the Highlanders, the move was a perfect fit
Paired with junior James Duchi in McGuffey’s read-option offense, Frey rushed for a team-high 1,290 yards and 22 total touchdowns (19 rushing). He was McGuffey's leading tackler on defense as a safety and linebacker. He added three sacks and three interceptions for the Highlanders. Frey was selected first-team All-Century Conference on offense and defense, as well as earning a spot on the Observer-Reporter’s Elite 11.

With several colleges offering Frey scholarships, the senior has made a decision. Frey will continue his football career at Mercyhurst College. The Lakers, who are losing 15 players to graduation, finished last season with a 7-4 overall record and 4-3 in PSAC play. Frey is unsure what position he will play at the next level, but told Mercyhurst’s coaching staff that he did not have a preference toward offense or defense. He simply wanted to continue playing football.

Frey chose Mercyhurst over offers from Robert Morris, Seton Hill, Alderson-Broaddus, Clarion, Gannon, West Liberty and West Virginia Wesleyan. As a junior at Trinity, Frey rushed for 940 yards and nine touchdowns.
Click here to view Frey's highlights from the 2013 season.

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