Mike Frederick

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Mike Frederick
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Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1972-08-06) August 6, 1972 (age 46)
Abington, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Neshaminy (Pa.)
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 1995  / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:71
Sacks:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas Michael Frederick (born August 6, 1972) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Virginia. He was drafted in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 1995 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Defensive end Defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football

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Professional career

Fredrick was selected in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 1995 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland Browns National Football League franchise in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The Browns play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium, which opened in 1999, with administrative offices and training facilities in Berea, Ohio. The Browns' official colors are brown, orange, and white. They are unique among the 32 member franchises of the NFL in that they do not have a logo on their helmets.

As a rookie, he appeared in 16 games recording 1.5 sacks. In 1996, following the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy and the forming of the Baltimore Ravens, Frederick became a starter for the Ravens at left defensive end where he started 11 games. He remained with the Ravens until 1998 as a back-up. On February 16, 1999 he signed with the New York Jets as an unrestricted free agent. [1] On August 30, 1999 he was released by the Jets. [1] Less than a week later on September 5 he was signed by the Tennessee Titans. [1] While with the Titans, he appeared in 13 games and recorded a half sack. The following offseason, on July 23, 2000 he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. [1] On August 27, 2000 he was released by the Eagles. [1]

Cleveland Browns relocation controversy

The Cleveland Browns relocation controversy, sometimes called "The Move" by fans, was the decision by then-Browns owner Art Modell to move the National Football League (NFL)'s Cleveland Browns from its long-time home of Cleveland to Baltimore during the 1995 NFL season. Subsequent legal actions by the city of Cleveland and Browns season ticket holders led the NFL to broker a compromise that saw the Browns franchise, history, records, and intellectual property remain in Cleveland. In return, Modell was permitted to move his football organization to Baltimore and establish a new franchise, the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are officially regarded by the NFL as an expansion team that began play in 1996. As nobody was prepared to purchase and operate a franchise for the 1996 season in Cleveland Stadium, the NFL deactivated the Browns franchise and the city of Cleveland agreed to demolish the stadium and build a new stadium on the same site. In exchange the NFL agreed to reactivate the Browns by the 1999 season by adding a team or moving one from another city. In 1998, the NFL decided to establish its 31st football organization in Cleveland and sold the Browns franchise to a new owner for $530 million. The "new" Browns recruited players through an expansion draft and resumed play in 1999.

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New York Jets National Football League franchise in East Rutherford, New Jersey

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