- Free Safety
- 6' 2
- 197 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Thomas Dale
- Chester, Va.
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Updated: December 15, 2015
2015-16: Appeared in 10 games, starting in four … Logged 306 plays, including 274 as free safety and 32 on special teams … Tallied 28 tackles with one interception, forced fumble, and pass breakup, and two passes defended … Started versus No. 1 Ohio State, recording a career-high of nine tackles with one interception … Tallied four tackles after starting against Furman … Appeared in the game at Purdue … Made three tackles at East Carolina … Took the field against Pittsburgh … Collected three tackles with a single breakup and defended pass apiece versus No. 23 Duke … Started at Boston College, making two tackles … Appeared in the games at Georgia Tech and against No. 12 North Carolina … Started at Virginia, collecting a second-best of seven tackles.
2014-15: Played in two games … Made two tackles while in on six defensive plays against William & Mary … Saw action on special teams and made two tackles in the win at Ohio State … Had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Sept. 16 … Was granted a medical hardship waiver … Earned Iron Hokie honors in spring max testing … Squatted 400 pounds and posted a 35.5-inch vertical jump.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games … Was in on 128 plays, 30 on defense and 98 on special teams, making seven tackles … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams in the season opener against Alabama … Worked on defense and special teams, making two tackles, against Western Carolina … Made a tackle while in on special teams at East Carolina … Saw action on special teams at Georgia Tech … Made a tackle while in at rover and on special teams against North Carolina … Was in on 10 special teams plays in the win over Pittsburgh … Saw action on special teams against Duke … Was in on 12 special teams plays at Boston College … Appeared on special teams in the win at Miami and against Maryland … Was in on a tackle while on special teams at Virginia … Saw action on 10 special teams plays in the Sun Bowl … Earned the Dr. Richard Bullock Award (player who showed the most improvement during spring workouts) for the defense at the end of the spring session.
2012-13: Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams … Also worked at free safety … Saw action on 108 special teams plays and 36 defensive snaps, totaling 144 plays … Had five tackles and a pass break-up … Played 13 snaps on defense, while also appearing on special teams against Austin Peay … Saw time on special teams at Pittsburgh … Had a tackle and a break-up while seeing time on special teams and defense against Bowling Green … Appeared on special teams against Cincinnati … Helped on a tackle while in on 11 special teams plays at North Carolina … Saw action at both safety and on special teams against Duke … Contributed on 10 special teams plays at Clemson … Was in on 11 special teams plays at Miami … Played six snaps at safety against Florida State, while also contributing on special teams … Was in on 12 special teams plays at Boston College … Had one tackle while in on 12 special teams plays and one defensive snap against Virginia … Appeared on special teams against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Moved to rover during spring practice … Was in on four tackles, including one for loss during the first spring scrimmage.
High School: A National Underclassmen Combine East Regional First-Team All-America selection for Coach Kevin Tucker at Thomas Dale High … A first-team All-Met selection at defensive back by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior … Finished with 91 tackles (46 solo) and three interceptions his senior season, returning two for touchdowns in the same game … Also caught 16 passes as a receiver for 420 yards his senior year … Was the Central District’s defensive player of the year … A first-team All-Central District choice both as a receiver and a defensive back … A second-team All-Central Region selection as both a wide receiver and defensive back … A member of the National Underclassmen Combine preseason East Regional Second-Team All-American Team … Registered 510 yards receiving and six touchdowns his junior season as a receiver … Collected 50 tackles and had three interceptions from his safety position as a junior … Ranked as the No. 23 safety in the country and the No. 14 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 21 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 18 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 93 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 116 wide receiver in the country, the No. 113 player in his region and the No. 23 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personal: Desmond Tyler Frye … Born 3/30/94 in Newark, DE … Son of Clinton and Allison Frye … Has two older sisters and an older brother … One of his older sisters (Alyssa) played basketball at the College of Charleston … Majoring in consumer studies.