Fraley in November 2010.
|Assistant offensive line coach|
|Date of birth:September 21, 1977|
|Place of birth: Gaithersburg, Maryland|
|College: Robert Morris|
|Undrafted in 2000|
|Debuted in 2001 for the Philadelphia Eagles|
|Last played in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams|
|Coaching debut in 2012 for the San Diego Toreros|
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Henry Franklin "Hank" Fraley, Jr. (born September 21, 1977) is a former American football offensive lineman and current assistant offensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Fraley played college football at Robert Morris University and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2000 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Waived before the start of the 2000 season, Fraley was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles, for whom he started at center for five seasons. He lost his starting job to Jamaal Jackson before the 2006 season and was subsequently traded to the Cleveland Browns. He played for the Browns for four seasons and the St. Louis Rams for one season.
Fraley attended Gaithersburg High School and as a senior in 1995, he helped them to the Maryland state championship game.
Fraley's career began as a non-scholarship player at Division I-AA Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh. He is listed as the second athlete to ever have his number, 75, retired from Robert Morris University. Fraley holds a degree in Organizational Leadership.
Fraley was claimed off waivers in 2000 by the Philadelphia Eagles after being released by the Steelers. He was inactive for the entire 2000 season. In his first ever NFL game (vs St. Louis Rams on September 9, 2001), Fraley was fined for an illegal downfield block. He started in 15 games in 2001.
Fraley started in all 16 regular season games along with two postseason games during the 2002 season. He was part of an offensive line that helped the Eagles offense to 25.9 points per game, the fourth highest in the NFL.
Fraley started in all 16 regular season games in 2003 and 2004. In 2004, he was an important part of the offensive line that helped the Eagles to 4,208 passing yards, a team record and 386 points, the third most in team history.
On September 2, 2006, Fraley was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft after losing his starting job to Jamaal Jackson. He made his Browns debut versus the New Orleans Saints on September 10 and started in all 16 games.
Prior to the start of free agency in 2007, the Browns re-signed Fraley to a four-year contract for an undisclosed amount. He made his 100th NFL career start versus the Buffalo Bills on December 16.
He was released by the Browns on March 3, 2010.
St. Louis Rams
On March 14, 2010, Fraley signed with the St. Louis Rams. He was released on September 4, 2011, after just one season with the Rams.
Prior to starting his NFL career, Fraley planned on teaching history and coaching football. He is married to Danielle (May 26, 2006), and in NFL offseasons they lived in Woolwich Township, New Jersey with their four sons, Trent Alexander (from another marriage), Mason, Travis and Beau, one yellow labs, Wingman, a German shepherd, Jager, and two cats Cynder and Spyro.
- Cleveland Browns | Players :: Hank Fraley
- Poised for free agency, Browns agree to terms with Fraley – NFL - ESPN
- "Fraley lost starting job to Mack". ESPN.com. March 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
- "Hank Fraley and Christian Taylor join USD Football Staff". usdtoreros.cstv.com. April 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
- Durkin, Jimmy (February 1, 2013). "San Jose State announces full football coaching staff". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013.
- 10 Questions with Hank Fraley , Robert Morris University, Fall 2008. Accessed December 1, 2013. "Fraley and his wife, Danielle, reside in Woolwich Township, N.J., and have three sons together: Mason, Travis and Beau."
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