Glenn Frey

About This Inductee

1912 – 1980

Tunkhannock High School – Temple University – Philadelphia Eagles

Football – Baseball

A graduate of Tunkhannock High School in 1931.

Glenn Frey played scholastic football from 1927 until 1930

Outstanding pitcher that led Tunkhannock to a county championship in 1931. 

Chose to continue his education and play football at Temple University in Philadelphia. 

Played for legendary coach Glenn “Pop” Warner.

Cited as an All-American and played quarterback in the first Sugar Bowl in 1935 against Tulane,

throwing the first touchdown in bowl history before a crowd of 20,000 fans.

Entered the professional ranks with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played quarterback, blocking back and defensive back for the Eagles (1936-1937) for Bert Bell. 

Frey took an offer from Sunoco and retired from football. 

Glenn Frey died at the age of 67; but his image is planted in the minds of many who saw him play for Tunkhannock High School, Temple and the Philadelphia Eagles. 

2020 Inducted into Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame