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! ^ ras—i l, m tm \ SCOn FROST, despite throwing for more than 1,000 yards and running for more than 1,000 yards, was named to the third-team All-Big 12 team by the coaches and the second team by The Associated Press. Snub motivates Frost By David Wilson Senior Reporter Only the 12th player in Division I A history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 yards in one season, Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost could argue that, statistically, he is the best quarterback in the Big 12 Conference. Though he received NU Coach Tom Osborne’s vote, Frost was not chosen as a member of die All-Big 12 didn’t even make the second team. Frost was a third-team selection behind Missouri’s Corby Jones and Kansas State’s Michael Bishop. But Frost said he’s used to not get ting the respect he deserves. “I don’t agree with it,” Frost said. “I feel like I don’t get credit for much around here. I think a lot of it stems from the fact that not many people gave me credit for anything last year. When you come into a season with that kind of attitude from the previous season, things tend to be harder on you, and I think that might have something to do with it.” Jones finished with 2,545 yards of total offense, Bishop had 2,123 and Frost has produced 2,052. But Frost has helped the Cornhuskers to an 11-0 record. Missouri is 7-4 and Kansas State is 10-1. Nebraska’s emphasis on the run ning game might have also hurt Frost. The 6-foot-3,220-pound senior ranks fifth in the conference with 1,016 yards rushing, and ninth in the league with 1,036 yards passing. “I think I’m playing right now close to as well as I can play, given the opportunities that I’m given,” Frost said. “I don’t get to throw the ball 30 times, 40 times a game like some ■ . ■. M I don’t carry it as many times as an I back, but hopefully when the ball’s in my hands, I’m doing as well as I can with it.” Scott Frost Nebraska quarterback people. I don’t get to carry it as many times as an I-back, but hopefully wjfeen the balls in my hands I’m doing as well as I can with it” Frost’s threat to run has helped NU’s rushing attack rank first in the nation for most of the season, NU junior I-back Ahman Green said. The Huskers currently lead the nation with 4,376 yards on the ground led by Green’s 1,698 yards. “A lot was: taken away from Scott,” Green said. “He’s just another weapon back there. With him step ping it up this year, it made a differ ence.” With one game remaining on the regular season schedule, Frost has already set the Nebraska school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season. Frost ranks seventh on the Huskers all-time pass ing chart and also ranks seventh on NU’s all-time total-offense chart. “I would say over the years I’ve been here, you’ve had (Jerry) Tagge, you’ve had Turner Gill and (Tommie) Frazier and Frost,” Osborne said. “Those guys are in the same category right now. Some of them were All America players. In terms of level of play for the season, he’s been there.” Frost said he appreciated Osborne’s comment. “They did some things I didn’t do, and I think I’ve done a few things that they haven’t done,” Frost said. “I don’t think it’s any accident that Nehpska £as had good athletes at quarterback. They go out and recruit them and they turn diem into good quarterbacks. And you’re still over looking the fact that a team is unde feated. If the No. 1 goal in football is to win games, we’re doing it here.” Though he has received criticism throughout his career, Frost said he is satisfied with his season. “I’ve done what I needed to do to make our team 11-0,” Frost said. “I feel like I’ve had a good year. Obviously, some people don’t feel that way, but there’s nothing I can do about that.” Note: Green, the nation’s No. 2 rusher with a per-game average of 154.4 yards, was named on Tuesday as one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, which goes to the top college running back. Also named as finalists were Penn State’s Curtis Enis and Texas’s Ricky Williams. Nebraska defensive tackle Jason Peter, rush end Grant Wistrom and offensive guard Aaron Taylor have been named to the 1997 Walter Camp All-America team. It is the second season Taylor has received the honor. Dolphins sign Lawrence Phillips DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins, eager to bolster their moribund ground game, signed troubled but talented running back Lawrence Phillips on Tuesday. Phillips, plagued by legal prob lems, led the St. Louis Rams in rushing when they released him Nov. 20. The former Nebraska I back was the No. 6 pick in the 1996 draft. “I believe that Lawrence can help make us a better football team in the long run,” Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson said in a statement. “He understands exactly what is being asked of him, and he knows we have a disciplined program that provides very little margin of error for any player on our team. Under those conditions, I’m hopeful that he can fulfill his potential and become a productive player for us.” ! Johnson doesn’t expect Phillips to contribute immediately. But with Karim Abdul-Jabbar at run ning back,, the Dolphins rank next to-last in the NFL in rushing. “I appreciate the opportunity that Coach Johnson and the Miami Dolphins organization are giving me, and I want to contribute to this team in any way that I can,” Phillips said in a statement. “I real ize that I’ve made some mistakes, but with this fresh start I want to put the past behind me. I know what Coach Johnson expects of pae, and I will work as hard as pos sible to justify his decision to give me this chance.” Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. Phillips’ agent, Steve Feldman, earlier said he wouldn’t object to a minimum salary of $162,000 with large incentives. To make room on the roster for Phillips, the Dolphins placed reserve safety Bracey Walker on injured reserve because of a broken leg. When 1 hear the music, it reminds me of my grandmother. She told me about U.S. Savings Bonds. They’re backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. They gave her peace of mind. KJomens .Services P.C. • Abortion Services Provided During AH Legal Stages • Awake orAsledp . Outpatient Care • Full-Time OBASYN Physicians • Birth Control • SaturdayAppointmentsAvailable • TotalOB/GYN Healthcare IN OMAHA • 564-0110 TOLLFREE • 1-800-022-6331 201 S. 46th St, Omaha, NE 68132 httpJgynpag9S.conVomaha 1% Get a Jump Start on Next Semester! 5 Do you need a job next semester? 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