Olivehurst's Frey drafted in sixth round
Apr 29, 2012 (Menafn - Appeal-Democrat - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Olivehurst native Isaiah Frey was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Frey joins a crowded Bears secondary.
The Bears during free agency signed cornerbacks Kelvin Hayden and Jonathan Wilhite to challenge starter Tim Jennings at the left cornerback spot, and Frey will be added to that battle. Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman is at the other cornerback spot.
Frey, a 5-foot-11, 188-pounder, joins a Bears secondary ranked 28th defending the pass last year at 254.1 yards per game.
He grew up in Olivehurst playing youth football for the Marysville Chiefs program.
Frey spent his prep career at Jesuit High in Carmichael where he played running back, defensive back and kick returner. He rushed for 806 yards and 16 touchdowns his senior season with the Marauders.
At Nevada, he excelled at cornerback earning All-Western Athletic Conference honors as a senior this past fall.
Frey led the nation in passes defended in 2011 with 1.62 per game. He was third in the country and first in the WAC with 19 pass break-ups last season as well.
Frey, who never redshirted, finished second in the WAC and 14th in the nation with five interceptions in 13 games. He started 36 games in his time with the Wolf Pack.
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