Friend earned a longer look with the Panthers after he impressed during a May tryout.
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets (5/6/16)…Waived by the New York Jets (8/29/16)…Signed to New York Jets practice squad (10/26/16)…Terminated from New York Jets practice squad (11/1/16)…Signed to New York Jets practice squad (12/21/16)…Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh (2/14/17)…Waived by Pittsburgh (9/2/17)…Signed to Pittsburgh practice squad (9/3/17)…Signed as a free agent by Carolina (5/14/18).
GP/GS: Career (0/0); 2017 (0/0), 2016 (0/0)
Spent entire season on Pittsburgh practice squad.
Played in 45 games through four seasons at Temple…All-AAC First Team in 2015…Named to Rimington and Lombardi Award Watch List…Two-time AAC All-Academic team…In 2015, became first three-time captain in program history…Started 41 games in a row before a knee injury in ninth game of senior season…part of a unit that was named to Joe Moore Award Honor Roll as top offensive line in the country.
Attended Cumberland Valley high school in Carlisle, Pa.