Cowboys rookie center Travis Frederick has beard trimmed for charity

Posted Thursday, May. 30, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Dallas Cowboys rookie center Travis Frederick had his Duck Dynasty-style beard chopped off Thursday in front of fans and media members at 3 Stacks Smoke and Tap House in Frisco.

The first-round draft pick from Wisconsin reclined in a leather chair as Milad Ziyai, a barber from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, trimmed Frederick’s bushy whiskers to benefit victims affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas. Cowboys fans filled the back of a pickup truck with clothing, supplies, and non-perishable food items that will be donated to the victims.

“Today’s a great opportunity because in OTAs [organized team activities] we’re focusing on football all week and [now I’m] taking the afternoon to focus on the people who were affected by the tornadoes in Granbury and Moore, Okla.,” Frederick said. “I knew it [trimming his beard] was going to have to happen at some point. It’s starting to get a little bit warmer.”

Fellow offensive lineman Tyron Smith, the second-year left tackle from USC, came out to support his rookie teammate. Smith said he has been impressed with Frederick through the team’s second week of OTAs.

“He’s picking up things quickly,” Smith said. “I’m proud of him so far.”

Smith, along with rookie tight end Paul Freedman, an undrafted free-agent signee, sampled a variety of barbecue and looked on as Ziyai meticulously lopped off Frederick’s beard.

“I’m excited for Travis. He’s doing a really good thing,” Freedman said. “It’s a fast-growing beard. I think it will grow back fast.”

When the trim was complete, Frederick stood up and smiled. The shave, which erased almost a year’s worth of facial hair, took nearly 45 minutes to complete. Only closely-groomed growth remained in place of his previously eight-inch long beard.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?

Thursday, November 27Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, November 27Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Week 13Full Scoreboard
Chicago17Final | Box
Detroit «34Gridiron Replay
Philadelphia «33Final | Box
Dallas10Gridiron Replay
Seattle «19Final | Box
San Francisco3Gridiron Replay
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Baltimore TV: CBS
Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: CBS
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Houston TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Indianapolis TV: FOX
NY Giants 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: FOX
Carolina 1:00 PM ET
Minnesota TV: FOX
New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: FOX
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: CBS
Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay TV: CBS
Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta TV: FOX
New England 4:25 PM ET
Green Bay TV: CBS
Denver 8:30 PM ET
Kansas City TV: NBC
Miami 8:30 PM ET
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, November 27Full Scoreboard
Edmonton0Final(OT) | Box
Nashville «1
Full Scoreboard