In a recent ranking of the top 10 college football players of the 1990s, Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier — like two of the national championship teams he guided — claimed the top spot.
NFL.com has Frazier, who last year became the first Husker quarterback selected to the College Football Hall of Fame, listed at No. 1 ahead of the likes of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, Florida QB Danny Wuerffel and others.
Wuerffel, of course, was the Florida quarterback in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl when Frazier put the stamp on his legacy, winning MVP honors. Most memorable was his 75-yard run late in the third quarter when it appeared that any number of Gators could have stopped him before midfield.
Here's what NFL.com writer Chase Goodbread had to say about Frazier:
"Frazier compiled a 33-3 record as a starter in his career, leading the most dominant title team of the decade. In 1994, a blood clot sidelined him for NU's last seven regular-season games, and he returned to beat Miami 24-17 in the national championship game. The next year, he ran for 199 yards against Florida to win his second national title in a legendary 62-24 thrashing."
Frazier was the Heisman Trophy runner-up as a senior in 1995 and won the Johnny Unitas Award as the nation's top quarterback.
The QB ranks No. 4 on the Huskers' all-time list for total offense (5,476 yards). The native of Bradenton, Fla., ran for 1,955 of those yards, averaging 5.7 per carry with 36 touchdowns.