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Harold Frye

One can't mention the success of Akron U athletics in the 1930s without mentioning Harold Frye. Although only 5-8, and weighing 150 pounds, the diminutive athlete excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track between 1928 and 1931. Frye was at the controls of the Howard "Red" Blair-coached 1929-30 teams that won 16 and lost only two, the best two-year record in UA history. Despite his size, Frye played forward in basketball, outfield in baseball and tossed the javelin and shot put in track. He earned three letters each in football, basketball and track and one in baseball. What is amazing is that the diminutive Frye owned the Akron U javelin record for 52 years - 198'.

Inducted 1980 | Football, Track & Field, Basketball