Chris Frey Jr.
No. 23     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Frey Jr. with the Tiger-Cats in 2021
Born: (1995-06-23) June 23, 1995 (age 26)
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight203 lb (92 kg)
CollegeMichigan State
Career history
As player
2018Carolina Panthers*
2019–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats

Chris Frey Jr. (born June 23, 1995) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

Frey Jr. played college football for the Michigan State Spartans from 2014 to 2017.[1] He played in 52 games where he had 193 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, and five fumble recoveries.[1][2]

Professional career

Carolina Panthers

Frey Jr. signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2018.[3] However, he was released with the final cuts following training camp on September 1, 2018.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Frey Jr. signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on January 24, 2019.[4] He made the team's active roster following training camp and played in his first career professional game on June 13, 2019, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[2] He played in five regular season games where he had three defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and one sack.[2]

Frey Jr. did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season and signed a contract extension with the Tiger-Cats on January 5, 2021.[5] He played in four regular season games in 2021 where he had two defensive tackles and three special teams tackles.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Chris Frey Jr". Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chris Frey Jr". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  3. ^ "Chris Frey signs as undrafted free agent with Carolina Panthers". April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tiger-Cats sign five players on defence". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ticats extend two linebackers including Frey Jr". Canadian Football League. January 5, 2021.