Frome's Career Highs:
Tackles - 2 (Washington, 2004; Navy, 2004; Michigan State, 2005)
Tackles For Loss - 1 (at Pittsburgh, 2005)
Sacks - 1 (at Pittsburgh, 2005)
CAREER: Hopes to regain starting defensive end post he held through first half of 2005 season ... fifth-year defensive end who sat out spring practice due to an injury ... approved for additional season of eligibility by Faculty Board on Athletics since he did not play as rookie in 2002 ... has played in 18 games for the Irish in his career (six starts) ... has 14 tackles (seven solos), including one quarterback sack, during his career.
2005 (SENIOR): A CoSIDA Academic all-district honoree ... started the season's first six games at defensive end before suffering a season-ending injury versus USC ... made six tackles (three solos), including one sack (10 yards), and deflected three passes ... registered one solo tackle against Pittsburgh, a sack ... also broke up a pass against the Panthers ... added another solo tackle and pass breakup against Michigan ... made two assisted tackles against Michigan State ... made one solo tackle in the win at Washington ... had an assisted tackle and a pass deflection in the win at Purdue ... was not credited with a tackle against USC before leaving the game with an injury ... logged 97:55 of playing time with four special teams appearances.
2004 (JUNIOR): Played in seven games ... totaled seven tackles (four solos) ... had two tackles and broke up a pass in the Washington game ... assisted on two tackles against Navy ... collected solo tackles versus BYU and Purdue ... posted a solo tackle against Oregon State in the Insight Bowl ... made one special teams appearance and logged 27:05 of playing time on defense.
2003 (SOPHOMORE): Played in five games, mainly on special teams ... saw action at defensive end in one game (at Stanford) ... credited with one assisted tackle ... made 36 special teams appearances and played 4:30 on defense.
2002 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action for the Irish as a freshman defensive end.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Hart High School in Newhall, Calif. ... a first-team California all-state selection as defensive lineman by the Los Angeles Times ... rated the 91st player nationally by the Chicago Sun-Times ... second-team pick on the Las Vegas Sun Super 11 team ... named to Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team ... second-team all-state pick in 2001 as an offensive lineman by CalHiSports.com ... earned four letters in football as a defensive and offensive lineman ... made 65 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and five sacks as senior defensive lineman in 2001 ... had career totals of 190 tackles, 22 sacks, six fumble recoveries ... started on both offensive and defensive line for team that finished fourth in the state in CalHiSports.com ratings after 13-0 season in 2001 ... played left offensive tackle for team regarded as having best prep passing offense in Southern California ... selected as conference lineman of the year and California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division III first-team defensive end and co-defensive player of the year ... helped team win fourth straight CIF Southern Section Division III crown in 2001 by virtue of playoff wins by 48-7, 38-9, 35-7, then 42-13 over Valencia in title clash ... first player to start both ways for three seasons in 13-year tenure of Newhall Hart coach Mike Herrington ... team captain as a senior ... helped teams go 14-0 as sophomore and 12-2 as junior, as Hart won its 11th straight league crown in 2001 thanks to 53-game league win streak ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and was selected to the California-Texas Shrine game ... earned four letters in basketball, helping his team win a league title as a senior ... full name is Christopher Ryan Frome ... born Jan. 2, 1984, in Van Nuys, Calif. ... older of two children ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May, 2006, with a degree in finance ... currently enrolled in graduate studies ... earned 3.833 grade-point average in `05 fall semester for Dean's List honors and finished undergraduate career with 3.303 GPA.