Charles Lester Frye, born August 28, 1981 in Norwalk, Ohio, is an American football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Akron.
Frye graduated from Willard High School in Willard, Ohio, and was a football standout at quarterback under coach Chris Hawkins. He broke 17 of the school's all-time football records. In his senior season, Frye led the Crimson Flashes to a 10-2 record, earning the Northwest District Player of the Year award and First-Team All-Ohio Division III team honors. Frye excelled in basketball; during his senior season he earned First-Team All-Northwest District and Honorable Mention All-Ohio Honors and helped lead the Crimson Flashes to a 22-3 record, a Northern Ohio League Championship and a Sweet 16 berth.
Frye broke 54 football records during his college career at the University of Akron. After red-shirting in freshman year, Frye quickly was named starting quarterback job. Frye won the MVP award at the 2005 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.