Fred Dryer
Fred Dryer
Real Name/Full Name John Frederick Dryer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Fred Dryer
Birth Place: Hawthorne, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 July 1946
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 198 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 109 Kg
In Pounds – 240 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Charles F. Dryer
Mother – Genevieve Nell Dryer
Siblings: Charlie Dryer
School: Lawndale High School
College: El Camino Junior College; San Diego State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Tracy Vaccaro (m. 1983–1988)
Kids/Children Name: Caitlin Nell Dryer
Profession: Actor, radio host, screenwriter, former professional footballer
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: June 2024

American football is by far one of the fastest-growing sports across the globe as it attracts millions of new viewers every year to watch the infamous NFL taking place every year and cheer for their favorite team. The sport has witnessed several talented and dedicated individuals walk on the fields, but only a few of them have been able to leave a mark in the history of this game because of their unparalleled dedication to the sport and unmatched styles of playing. One of such gifted talents is John Frederick Dryer.

Fred Dryer is one of the most notable former footballers in the world. Apart from his career as a part of the National Football League, Fred is also an actor, radio host, and screenwriter. Fred used to play at the defensive end position. Fred has been associated with the NFL for over 13 years. During this period, he has played over 170 games since 1969.

Well, how well do you know about Fred Dryer? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Fred Dryer’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Fred Dryer to date.

Biography and Early Life

Fred Dryer was born to parents Charles F Dryer and Genevieve Nell Dryer, who were then residents of Hawthorne, California. Fred witnessed his upbringing alongside his brother in Southern California. Although Fred is notably one of the most famous retired professional footballers, he has always tried to keep the details of his personal life to himself. Therefore it is hard to comment on Fred’s early days in the sport.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Fred Dryer in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Fred Dryer’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 6 July 1946. Though, he is 6′ 6″ in feet and inches and 198 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 240 lbs in Pound and 109 kg in Kilograms.


For his schooling, Fred attended the Lawndale High School located in Los Angeles County. It was here where his passion for the sport took off. He then enrolled in El Camino Junior College but later transferred to San Diego State University. Fred became a part of El Camino’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988 and had also earned the title of Athlete of the Year in 1966 due to his impeccable performance.

Fred also became a part of San Diego State University’s Aztec Hall of Fame in 1988. Fred earned a lifetime achievement after he became a part of the College Football Hall of Fame in the year 1997 and became of the only three members of the Aztecs to be a part of it.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Fred has always been a big fan of following a nutritious diet plan. In the late 70s, Fred was stated to have been eating around 70 raw egg yolks in a span of just one week. He had also avoided consuming red meat since then. He tries to stick to having chicken and vegetables constitute his diet.

Fred Dryer was married to Tracy Vaccaro in May 1983. Tracy was an actress and also acted as the centerfold for the infamous Playboy magazine. The couple was blessed with a daughter. Unfortunately, their marriage ended with a divorce in the year 1988.

Is Fred Dryer Gay?

Fred Dryer is not gay. He is known for showing his support towards all those around him irrespective of what their sexual orientation might be. His uplifting nature is one of the reasons that set him apart from his peers.

Professional Career

Fred got drafted in the first round of the NLF Draft in the year 1969 by the New York Giants. He began playing in the right defensive end for the team between 1969 and 1971. During this time, he was successful in leading the team in quarterback sacks for the three seasons he played in leading him to secure a record of 8.5 in 1969, 12 in the year 1970, and 8.5 in the year 1971. In the year 1969, Fred had a history of having 58 tackles, out of which 39 were solo, had deflected six passes, managed to force two fumbles while recovering two.

Fred holds the record of having around 104 career sacks which he achieved during his tenure with the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Rams. Fred also holds the record for being the only player in the NFL to have scored two safeties in a single game. After retiring from football, Fred had a successful run in the film industry as an actor. He is known for playing a key role in the hit series Hunter. His tall height and well-built physique have contributed to his ability to land acting roles.


Fred has won the Pro Bowl in the years 1970 and later in 1975. He also became a part of the National Football League Hall of Fame in the year 1997.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Fred Dryer in 2024

Fred Dryer Net Worth
Fred Dryer Net Worth

As of 2024, Fred Dryer is worth $15 million. His football career serves as a significant addition to his net worth, although he earns a significant amount from his acting roles and as a radio host.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In 1998, Fred became a part of the San Diego Hall of Fame, thus having his name alongside the greats like Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn.

For a fast-paced sport like football, the players are expected to keep the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the game. We fail to acknowledge the effort the players put in to stand out and meet our expectations on the field. Fred Dryer continues to serve as an inspiration to many budding footballers to date.


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