Former South Carolina kicker inks 3-year deal with NFL team

Former South Carolina kicker inks 3-year deal with NFL team

From staff reports | File photo by Allen Sharpe

Former South Carolina kicker Elliott Fry signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Friday, the team announced.

Fry, 24, played four seasons at South Carolina from 2013-16 and spent this spring with the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football, which suspended operations April 2 with two weeks left in its regular season.

Fry converted all 14 field goals he attempted with the Apollos, with a long of 44 yards.

Fry had a stellar career at South Carolina, arriving as a walk-on and leaving as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 359 points. He connected on 66-of-88 field-goal attempts and 161-of-162 extra-point tries (99.4 percent).