Robert Moellering Fry (November 11, 1930 – November 10, 2019) was a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Kentucky and was drafted in the third round of the 1953 NFL Draft.
|Born:||November 11, 1930|
|Died:||November 10, 2019 (aged 88)|
Wilmington, North Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio)|
|NFL Draft:||1953 / Round: 3 / Pick: 36|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Fry attended Elder High School before moving on to the University of Kentucky, where he was coached by Paul "Bear" Bryant. He was a part of the freshman basketball team that included Cliff Hagan and Frank Ramsey.
In 1950, he was named the starting offensive end as a sophomore and contributed to Kentucky's best season under Bryant, finishing with an 11-1 record and a 13-7 upset in the Sugar Bowl over the eventual national champions the University of Oklahoma, also ending the Sooners' 31-game winning streak.
Los Angeles RamsEdit
Fry was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round (36th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft. He became a starter at left tackle as a rookie, before spending the next two years out of football while serving his military service.
He was a starter on the left side of the line during the Cowboys first three seasons, until he lost his spot to Tony Liscio in the middle of the 1963 season and was moved to the right tackle position in place of Ed Nutting.
In 1964, he started five games at right tackle, after being passed on the depth chart by Ray Schoenke. On July 19, 1965, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a player to be named later.
Fry retired after being released by the Cleveland Browns on August 29, 1965.
In 1974, Fry began a nine-year stint as the New York Jets offensive line coach. He resigned in 1983 after the unexpected firing of head coach Walt Michaels, becoming the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.
- Robert Moellering Fry
- "Parilli Passes Stun State In 48-21 Win". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Trio of Players Signed By Rams". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Dallas Gets Putnam, Five More Vets". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Cowboys Beef Up Defense". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Grid Giant Rookies Impress". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Sports In Brief". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Steeler Coach Staff Completed". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "Fry Named Jet Coach For Offense". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- "2 More Aides Leave Jets". Retrieved February 3, 2018.