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Chris Frey signs as undrafted free agent with Carolina Panthers

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NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Spartan linebacker Chris Frey Jr. is getting his shot in the NFL! The Ohio native has signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent.

Frey’s Instagram post states that his lifelong dream was to play in the NFL, and now he will get his opportunity.

Frey is the second player from the 2017 Michigan State squad to find an NFL home, as teammate Brian Allen was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round.

The SAM linebacker was a four-year letterwinner with MSU, and a 2017 team captain. Frey appeared in 52 games, with 25 straight starts, throughout his Spartan career. He finished his time in East Lansing with 193 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and five fumble recoveries.

The Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP will now have the chance to enter training camp in Charlotte and fight for a roster spot. Carolina currently has nine other linebackers listed on its official roster.

Now we will wait to see if others, such as Gerald Holmes, Demetrius Cooper and Brett Scanlon get an opportunity in the NFL.

Congratulations, Chris! Go Green!