Tommie Frazier is a living legend at Nebraska. As an All-American option quarterback, he eluded defenders with ease and marched his team to two consecutive national titles.
Despite his talents and achievements, he has been an afterthought in the College Football Hall of Fame voting—until now.
According to Matt Hayes of the Sporting News, Frazier is finally landing in the hall.
Source tells Sporting News: Tommie Frazier has been elected to College Football Hall of Fame.— Matt Hayes(@Matt_HayesSN) May 6, 2013
This induction has been a long time coming for Frazier. He was a finalist for every major quarterback award after the 1995 season and finished as a runner-up in the Heisman voting.
Battling through numerous injuries over the years hampered his production, but Frazier still finished his career regarded as one of the best to take the field in the Nebraska option offense.
He was able to put together a solid senior campaign that saw him pass for 1,362 yards and 17 touchdowns, and rush for 604 yards and 14 TDs.
In his four-year career, Frazier had 3,521 passing yards and 1,955 rushing yards, along with 79 touchdowns, 43 passing and 36 rushing.
Frazier still holds the school record for passing touchdowns.
Imagine what he could have accomplished without the injuries.
As early as 1999, Frazier was selected to the Sports Illustrated All-Century team as a backup quarterback, but he somehow had managed to elude the Hall of Fame until now.
The full list of 2013 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced Tuesday.