Isaiah Frey
No. --     
Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-06) April 6, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Roseville, California
Career information
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 184
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2012 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     74
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     1
Pass deflections     2
Interceptions     0

Isaiah Demetryst Frey[1] (born April 6, 1990) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for Nevada.

He has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

Early lifeEdit

Frey was born on April 6, 1990 in Roseville, California. Frey's father, Demetryst Cornish, is a Walter Payton fan, and therefore named Frey's dogs "Bear" and "Payton." Frey and linebacker Lance Briggs were also from the same area.

"The only person I have an idea about is Lance Briggs just because we’re from the same area. He was a stud back in Sacramento and everybody knows about him. I’ve never met him; I’ve just heard stories about him."
—Frey about Lance Briggs[2]

College careerEdit

Frey played in college as a cornerback for the Nevada Wolf Pack.[1] During his time at Nevada, he recorded 141 tackles, seven interceptions, seven tackles-for-loss, one sack and two forced fumbles in 51 games. During his year as a senior, Frey was named first-team all-WAC after tying for first in the FBS with 21 pass breakups and recording a career-high five interceptions.

Professional careerEdit

Chicago BearsEdit

Though Frey was projected to be an undrafted free agent,[3] he was picked in the 6th round, 184th overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2012 NFL Draft.[4][5]

"Frey gives the Bears an athletic corner with athleticism and quickness. He is ideally suited to play in a two-deep scheme and will have a chance to make the roster as a sub defender."
— analyst Bucky Brooks[6]

On May 9, 2012, the Bears signed Frey to a four-year deal.[7][8]

In the third game of the preseason against the New York Giants, Frey intercepted a David Carr pass in the end zone with 1:06 in the game to give the Bears a 20-17 victory.[9] However, he was waived on August 31.[10] He later was placed on the Bears' practice squad.[11]

The Bears waived Frey on August 26, 2014.[12] On September 1, 2014, he was re-signed to the practice squad.[13][14]

He was again released by the Bears on October 7, 2014 and replaced on the team's roster by practice squad member Al Louis-Jean.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Frey signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 14, 2014.[15] He was released on September 5, 2015.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On October 27, 2015, Frey was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On June 13, 2016, Frey was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[16] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Cowboys.[17]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Isaiah Frey Profile - University of Nevada Official Athletic Site". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  2. "California native was born to be a Bear". May 11, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  3. "Isaiah Frey - 2012 Draft Tracker -". Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  4. "2012 NFL Draft Tracker â€". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  5. "Bears choose Frey in sixth round". April 28, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  6. "Isaiah Frey Draft Profile â€". Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  7. "Bears agree to terms with Isaiah Frey". May 9, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  8. Dickerson, Jeff (June 26, 2012). "Isaiah Frey - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  9. Tom Canavan. "Campbell TD pass helps Bears beat Giants 20-17". Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  10. Mayer, Larry. "Bears reach 53-man roster limit". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  11. Licensed, The (January 9, 2012). "Bears Announce 2012 Practice Squad". Windy City Gridiron. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  12. "#Bears have reached NFL's 75-man roster limit by waiving T/G James Brown and CB Isaiah Frey.". Twitter. August 26, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  13. "Bears Sign Long Snapper Jeremy Cain, Announce 10 Practice Squad Signings". CBS Chicago. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  14. Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2014). "Bears sign 10 to practice squad". Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  15. Philipse, Sander (October 14, 2014). "Buccaneers sign cornerback Isaiah Frey". Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  16. Alper, Josh (June 13, 2016). "Cowboys add a pair of cornerbacks". Pro Football Focus. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  17. Helman, David (September 3, 2016). "Three Former Draft Picks Among Cowboys' Cuts; McFadden Moved To NFI". Archived from the original on February 22, 2018.

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