Former All-American and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tommie Frazier is in his third season as Baylor’s running backs coach.
Frazier attended the University of Nebraska, where he played quarterback for the Huskers and later received a bachelor’s degree in communications. As a student-athlete at Nebraska, Frazier became one of college football’s most decorated performers. He posted a record of 33-3 as a starter, including national championships in 1994 and 1995. He nearly led the Cornhuskers to three-straight titles, losing to Florida State in the Orange Bowl in 1993 as a sophomore.
During his time with the Huskers, Frazier received a number of awards and set numerous records. In 1995, he was unanimously voted first-team All-America, won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Ohio State’s Eddie George.
Frazier continues to earn honors for his athletic exploits. He was recently named “Male Athlete of the Century” at the University of Nebraska and voted as one of the top 10 players of the century by Sport magazine.
In addition, at the completion of Frazier’s career as a Cornhusker he held the Nebraska records for total offensive yards (5,476), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (36), passing touchdowns by a quarterback (43) and total touchdowns (79).
Frazier participated in football, basketball and track at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., where he lettered in these four sports all four years. While in Bradenton, Frazier was recruited to Nebraska by current Baylor head coach Kevin Steele.
Frazier came to Baylor as a graduate assistant in January 1999, but was promoted to a full-time position at the end of spring drills the following March.
Before coming to Baylor, Frazier was a broadcaster for the University of Nebraska football in 1996 and worked one year (1996-97) in the public relations office of Nebraska Governor Ben Nelson. Frazier then held the position as the director of market development/public relations for Nebraska Technologies and Telecommunications (NT&T) in Omaha for one and a half years (1997-99).
Frazier, the fifth of six children, is married to the former Andrea Stephens.
The Frazier File
Birthdate: July 16, 1974
Birthplace: Bradenton, Fla.
Hometown: Palmetto, Fla.
Family: Wife (former Andrea Stephens)
High School: Manatee [FL] HS (1992)
College: Nebraska (1996)
- 1993 Orange
- 1994 Orange
- 1995 Orange
- 1996 Fiesta