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Tuesday, May 4, 1999 Vol. 98 No. 15/2
The Ten Greatest
Male Athletes in
ing his hands
under center. From the
familiar I-formation, he takes
the snap, spins 270 degrees to the left and
fakes a handoff to the fullback.
By this time, a Florida lineman has already bro
ken into the backfield. It could be over very
quickly. The lineman dives and grabs the bottom
of the quarterback's jersey with his right hand.
Without even acknowledging the effort, however,
the quarterback continues to run the option to the
right. From just underneath the second white
digit on the red mesh jersey, the lineman's hand
slips. As the ‘5 'snaps back into place, the first
would-be tackier falls to the grass and No. 15 is
on his way.
It didn’t always come easy, but success
seemed to follow Tommie Frazier.
A consummate winner from his fresh
man to senior season, his resume includes
two national championships, a school
record 5,476 yards of total offense and a
33-3 record as a starting quarterback.
Nearly flawless his senior year, Frazier
mastered die offense. He ran the option like
no other. He was a big-play engineer. And
most importantly, he won games.
But through all the success, there are
plays he’d like to forget. Like his first play
from scrimmage, which Frazier still
As a true freshman in 1992, he entered
Nebraska’s season opals' with a comfort
For bios of the remaining
athletes of the centuiy,
please turn to page 16.
able lead. His first play: option right.
Frazier went left.
“That’s something you don’t want to
look back on,” Frazier said. “I went the
wrong way. But I look at it as a positive
because it shows me how much I improved
from the very first snap I took.”
Please see FRAZIER on 10
Frazier bio by David Wilson
Additional bios by Sam McKewon, Adam Klinker and John Gaskins
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