Frey to transfer

By Quenton Narcisse, Campus Correspondent

UConn running back Robbie Frey has decided not to return to the football program for the 2011 season, and will instead transfer to a Division II school.

Frey will receive his undergraduate degree in history and political science from UConn this May, but many expected him to return for a fifth year after he was redshirted during the 2007 season.

An All-Academic Big East performer, Frey plans on enrolling at Kutztown University where he can pursue his graduate degree in teaching. Since its Division II, he’s eligible to play immediately for the school.

“This is a personal and life decision for me,” Frey said in a statement. “I was going to be able to begin my graduate studies at UConn this fall and play another season for the school. I want to thank everyone associated with the University, who gave me the opportunity to come back for the 2011 season.” ~ Robbie Frey

With the departure of Frey, seniors D.J. Shoemate and Jonathan Jean-Louis, as well as redshirt sophomore Martin Hyppolite and freshman Lyle McCombs are the only running backs on the roster. None of these backs have seen much playing time in their careers and McCombs, who was arrested for marijuana possession last month, is still suspended indefinitely.

It’ll be interesting to see who steps up next season for the Huskies. Frey was a reliable back-up to Jordan Todman as he rushed for 389 yards while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Aside from rushing, he was a standout kick returner for UConn and returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown against Oklahoma in January’s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

On the other hand, much respect to Frey for thinking about his future beyond the football field. It would take him almost two years longer to receive his certification in high school social studies if he stayed at UConn, so he made the correct decision to leave. I commend Frey for having a goal and actively pursuing it and as much as we don’t want to see him go, it’s the right choice for him and his future.

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