Byron Frisch

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Byron Frisch
No. 90, 99
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1976-12-17) December 17, 1976 (age 41)
Roseville, CA
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school: Bonita Vista (CA)
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 23
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Byron Arthur Frisch (born December 17, 1976) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. He played college football at Brigham Young University.

Early years[edit]

Frisch attended Bonita Vista High School, helping the team win 2 championships. He received league defensive player of the year and All-league honors as a senior. He also practiced wrestling.[1]

College career[edit]

He accepted a football scholarship from Brigham Young University. He suffered a fractured ankle as a redshirt freshman, but was able to recover to start 8 games in the season, tallying 40 tackles, 3 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

As a sophomore, he collected 57 tackles, 9 sacks (led the team), 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. As a junior, he registered 70 tackles (fourth on the team), 5 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

As a senior, he registered 55 tackles (17 for loss), 8 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries and 2 forced fumbles. He finished his career with 222 tackles (43 for loss), 25 sacks, 46 quarterback hurries, 7 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Frisch was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he was declared inactive in all 16 games and also suffered from a foot injury. He was waived on September 2, 2001.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On September 24, 2001, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He was used mostly as a pass rush specialist, because he struggled defending the run, finishing with 8 tackles (one for loss), 3 sacks, one pass defensed, one quarterback pressure and one forced fumble. He was released on August 27, 2002.[2]

New York Giants[edit]

The New York Giants signed him as a free agent on October 15, 2002, after Keith Hamilton was injured.[3] He was cut on March 23, 2003.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On July 3, 2003, he was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.[4] He was released on August 26.

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, he was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in California. He has 3 children and a wife. Hie oldest son is Colton, middle daughter is Chloe, and the youngest child names soren. Byron now lives running a solar company in San Marcos.[5] The charges were dismissed in 2016.[6]


  1. ^ "BYU defensive star is homeward bound". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ex-Dallas Cowboys lineman charged with others in $50 million insurance fraud". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Judge dismisses fraud case against 2 LJ insurance brokers". Retrieved April 30, 2018.

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