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Fryar Addresses Team before Training Camp Opens

August 1, 2012
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The Flames 95-man roster returned to Liberty Mountain throughout the day on Wednesday and after completing their check-in process, the team was addressed by NFL veteran Irving Fryar.

Fryar and Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill were roommates at Nebraska before Fryar became the No. 1 overall picked in the 1984 NFL Draft and was selected by the New England Patriots. Fryar was a consensus All-America wide receiver selection in 1983.

Fryar would go on to play 17 seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots (1984-92), Miami Dolphins (1993-95), Philadelphia Eagles (1996-98) and the Washington Redskins (1999-2000).

Fryar finished his career in the NFL with 851 receptions, 12,785 receiving yards and 84 career touchdowns. He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl five times and earned All-Pro honors in 1985 and 1994.

The address marked the official beginning of Liberty's 2012 August training camp. The Flames will hit the turf at Williams Stadium for their first practice of the year tomorrow morning at 9:15 a.m. The Flames Sports Network will have a full recap of practice up on LibertyFlames.com later in the day tomorrow.