Offensive tackle Justin Frye has started 33 of his last 34 games at either right guard or right tackle. He was Indiana's right tackle for the first seven games of the season before moving to right guard for the final four games of the year. Overall, he played 788 snaps. Frye was one of two returning offensive lineman to start every game in 2004. He has started 22 of the last 23 games since being on the field for the opening tilt at Connecticut in 2003. The right tackle played 734 snaps on the offensive side of the ball in 2004 and appeared in a season-high 99 snaps at Northwestern. Frye played 70 or more snaps in eight games on the year.
Frye was on the field for 821 snaps of game action as a freshman and was part of the youngest offensive line in the Big Ten. His 85 snaps played against Kentucky marked a season high. He also played 80 snaps or more against Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Illinois. An injury sidelined him for the season finale at Purdue.
Justin is a second generation Hoosier, as his late father, Kevin, played fullback and tight end from 1977-81. Justin sat out his freshman year (2002) as a redshirt.
The Elwood, Ind., native was a member of the Herald-Times Top 33 Team, first team all-state in 2001, honorable mention all-state in both 1999 and 2000, three-time All-Central Indiana Conference and a three-time All-Madison County selection. He also played basketball, golf and ran track at Elwood. Frye was academic all-state and Marine Corp Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Born on Sept. 19, 1983, Frye is majoring in sport communication.
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