“Work with Freddie in 1981. Great all around player and person. As I joked with him keep you helmet on.
“Freddie mentored a lot of the kids that I taught and coached at Tampa Bay Tech from 1998 to 2001. He was a huge supporter of our kids, our program and myself as a coach. There were many long hot practices and in between drills or during a water break I'd look up and see Freddie standing there (usually by himself) and just watching. I would always invite him onto the practice field and he'd always decline (I don't want to interfere with what you're doing Coach). By far the most honest, caring...
“You were one of the greatest players to ever play the game . Rest in Peace my friend , fly with the Angels , and play on Gods team !!
“Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
“I remember listening to the radio in Sumter SC when Freddie was the Sumter QB, and they were playing my HS, Hillcrest. Hillcrest had another future NFL player...Henry Marshall. Freddie won the day...I think he scored 6 times! Then I got to watch him in Tampa...what a great player and from what I hear a Great man!
“Never meet you , but heard alot about you from my dad and your brother. YOUR FAMILY AND WILL BE FOREVER LOVED AND MISS.
“My deepest condolences to the Solomon family and friends. It is terrible to loose a loved one to death. May you draw close to the God of all comfort Ps 145:18.
“peace and love freddie solomon
“As a University of Tampa alumnus, I met Freddie several times at school and watched him QB the Spartans in some very exciting games. We had some good laughs at the post office when someone would call HIS name and we both turned around. A true gentleman who will be missed by so many. My prayers go out to his family. RIP