Larry Friedrichs was considered the outstanding offensive lineman during his career at Northern Arizona University. He holds the record for consecutive games played as a starter, starting in all 42 collegiate games during his four-year career at NAU. In 1977, he was selected to the Kodack All-American, 1st team; the Associated Press All-American, 2nd team; Big Sky conference Top Scholar Athlete; and twice was selected to the Big Sky Conference, 1st team. Friedrichs was Co-Captain of the 1977 football team that was ranked 5th in the nation (Division II). The 1977 team had a record of 9-3, and played in the 1st round of the Division II football play-offs in the Walkup Skydome.