Tommie Frazier

Nebraska Quarterback: 1992-1995

3 consecutive National Championship MVPs

(1994 Orange, 1995 Orange, 1996 Fiesta)

2 time National Champion(1994,1995)

33-3 career record

Runner-up Heisman finalist for the 1995 season

Consensus 1st team All-American 1995

College Football Hall of Fame inductee 2013


Starting the 6th game of Nebraska’s season in 1992, he became the first true freshman to do so in NU’s history. That is where he remained until a blood clot in his knee sidelined him for 7 games in 1994. Returning for the National Championship against #3 Miami, he played the 1st and 4th quarter. Frazier engineered 2 drives in the 4th quarter for touchdowns in a comeback victory that ended in a score of 24-17.

Although not revered an accurate passer(49.1%), he was an effective one(47/18 TD/Int ratio), but with any good option quarterback, knowing how to read defenses, and knowing when to pitch or keep, is paramount. This is where Frazier excelled. 

Averaging 7.1 yards a carry his senior year in 1995, Nebraska’s running backs and full backs averaged 7.0 yards a carry. Any team will win a lot of games with numbers like that and Nebraska did. All the games they played that year(’95),they won, including a 62-24 romp over #2 Florida in the Fiesta Bowl. During that game he set the record for rushing yards for a QB in a bowl game(199). He also collected his 3rd consecutive bowl MVP.

Contributed by Douglas T Jensen

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