On Monday, the College Football Hall of Fame released the list of players up for induction as part of the 2013 class. There are many quality names on the list, but one name stands head-and-shoulders above everyone else: Tommie Frazier, the option maestro that started Nebraska’s dynasty in the mid-1990s.
It is actually quite surprising that Frazier, whose playing career ended in 1996, is still on the ballot. After all, Frazier has a resume that few can match in the history of college football.
Tommie Frazier’s accomplishments during his playing days are the subject of college football lore. A four-year starter at Nebraska, Frazier threw for 4003 yards and 47 touchdowns and added another 2263 yards and 36 touchdowns on the ground while running the Cornhuskers’ triple-option attack to perfection. Nebraska went 33-3 with Frazier as the starter, playing in three consecutive de facto national championship games and becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles outright since Oklahoma in the 1950s.