Dr. Irving Fryar
Fryar retired from the NFL in 2001 after completing 17 NFL seasons. During that time, he caught 851 passes for 12,785 yards and 84 touchdowns, and 15,594 all-purpose yards. Fryar's 255 played games are the most ever for a New Jersey-born player. Since his NFL career, Dr. Fryar has worked as an NFL Ambassador and also worked for the NFL as a Transitional Coach whose job is to aide and assist NFL players in their transition out of the sport into everyday life. Dr. Fryar was formerly a counselor at "Opportunities For All," a reentry program in Hamilton, N.J. Designed to enable and empower convicted felons with the tools to reconnect them with society so they can live productive lives. He is currently, the Sr. Elder, Pastor, and Founder of The New Jerusalem in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Under Dr. Fryar’s leadership, The New Jerusalem has quickly become recognized as a place of refuge, solace, and restoration for those in need of spiritual guidance, healing, and peace. Recently Dr. Fryar established the Redemption Community Development Corporation; a non-profit organization seeking to enhance communities through real-estate development. While Dr. Fryar has achieved many accomplishments during and after his athletic career, his goal in life is to be a great witness of the Gospel by letting his life be a living example of Jesus Christ.