Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory."Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory."
Back-to-Back National Championships
Built on a Foundation for Success
"I say it publicly all the time that I don’t think there’s any team out there that could beat that ’95 team, and over a five-year span I don’t think too many teams put up that record. We achieved this level of success because we focused everyday on the key principles that make any great team successful; Teamwork, Goals, and Leadership." - Tommie Frazier
Focus on achievable goals - establish desired results that individually you can envision, plan and will make the commitment to achieve. I've worked too hard to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
"Tommie was an outstanding competitor. He did everything he could to win, and was a good leader by example. He expected a lot out of himself and people around him. He was an outstanding leader and catalyst and made everyone around him better." - Tom Osborne
#15 Tommie Frazier
Tommie Frazier cemented his place in Nebraska football history by producing his best performances in Nebraska's greatest games. A four-year starter who regularly rose to the occasion, Frazier led the Huskers to back-to-back national titles in 1994 and 1995 and captured most valuable player honors in both championship games.
As a junior, Frazier returned from a seven-game absence caused by a blood clot to direct the Huskers to a come-from-behind win over Miami, Fla., in the FedEx Orange Bowl. He engineered two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to give Nebraska a 24-17 victory and its first national title in 23 years. The following season, Frazier rushed 16 times for an NCAA quarterback bowl-record 199 yards and two scores to lead NU to its second national championship in a 62-24 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl rout of No. 2 Florida. Frazier, who also completed 6-of-14 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, helped the Husker offense establish NCAA bowl records for most rushing yards (524) and most points in a quarter (29 in the second, since broken with NU's 31 second-quarter points in the 2000 Alamo Bowl).
Frazier ended his senior season ranked first on the team in total offense with 1,996 yards (178.7 per game), third in scoring with 7.8 points per game and second in rushing with 604 yards on 97 attempts. He also finished second in the Big Eight Conference in passing efficiency at 156.14, a figure that would have ranked sixth nationally if he had produced the required 15 attempts per game.
So apparent was Frazier's dominance in 1995 that eight organizations recognized him as a first-team All-American, including the AP, UPI, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association of America, America Football Quarterly, College Sports, Football Foundation and AFCA. Frazier became the first Husker ever to win the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, received the UPI's Player-of-the-Year and The Sporting News Offensive Player-of-the-Year awards and was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien, Maxwell and the Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year awards.
More recently, Frazier was one of six Huskers named to Sports Illustrated's 85-player All-Century Team, joining Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, Rich Glover, Dean Steinkuhler and Aaron Taylor.
Frazier finished his career with a Big Eight-record 33-3 overall mark as a starter. He holds the NU school record with 43 passing touchdowns, while ranking second with 5,476 total offense yards and 79 touchdowns.
One of the 10 greatest college football players of the century according to Sport magazine, Frazier's No. 15 jersey was retired in 1996. Frazier spent four seasons as an assistant coach for running backs at Baylor, before joining the Nebraska Athletic Development Office. Frazier left his job as an assistant director of development to become the head football coach at Doane College in Crete, Neb., before the start of the 2005 season.
I believe in joint action by a group of people, in which each person sets aside his or her individual interests and opinions for the unity and efficiency of the group. But this must be built in a environment of trust produced by honest, open, consistent and respectful behavior.
Act on — take a stand in order to encourage, inspire or motivate your team to move with you. But know, great leaders do not rely on their title, or positional power, to lead. Rather, their ability to use their own personal power d strategic influence are what make them great.
National Football Foundation 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
Tommie Frazier's Xs & Os
In 2011 Tommie started his podcast titled, Tommie Frazier's Xs & Os. Tommie has been honored to have some of the greatest Husker influences on the show providing insight and perspective on Husker football. Tommie Frazier's Xs & Os can currently be viewed weekly on our YouTube channel - Xs & Os on YouTube.
The Original Dual Threat
“He was very decisive in what he did. There was no hesitating. If you talk to anybody who knows anything about the option game, if there's any hesitation in what you do those lanes and holes get cut off quickly. I just think that his command on the field was evident every time you watched him play, He played with a lot of passion and enthusiasm.” - Eric Crouch
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National Football Foundation 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
-- Back-to-Back National Championships
-- Big Eight Freshmen of the Year 1992
-- Orange Bowl MVP 1994
-- Orange Bowl MVP 1995
-- Big 8 Offensive Player of the Year 1995
-- Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 1995
-- Quarterback of the Yea 1995
-- Consensus All-American 1995
-- Fiesta Bowl MVP 1996
-- ESPY's Football Player of the Year 1995
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His leadership ability as a quarterback at the University of Nebraska was unparalleled, as he was instrumental in leading us to two National Championships and played a significant role in getting us to the point where we almost won a third. - Tom Osborne
“Tommie was the ultimate competitor, leader and champion that I have ever coached,” said Gill, now the head coach at Liberty University. “He demonstrated this from the first day at practice through the last football snap that he ever took at Nebraska.”
"If he made a mistake, it was his mistake and he owned it. If he made a great play, he commended anyone who helped him. He didn't take credit when credit was due, and when someone needed to be blamed, he took the blame." - Ahman Green
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