It's been 18 years since he shrugged off three exhausted Florida Gators. He flowed like a river between tacklers and was as easy to bring down as if he were coated in oil. He won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award when the forward pass was considered Nebraska trickeration by many.
He may not have won the Heisman, but his time is now. No more snubs, no more hand-wringing, wailing or gnashing of teeth.
In a ceremony held earlier today, it was made official: Tommie Frazier is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Frazier becomes 16th former Husker to go into College Football Hall of Fame, but first quarterback. #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) May 7, 2013
Ex-Neb C Aaron Graham, on Frazier: "Tommie was all business. He commanded, he demanded _ I hate to say he demanded _ respect." #Huskers— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) May 7, 2013
Graham says he remembers Frazier daring to even "get on" the notorious Lawrence Phillips. "Not many people did that." #Huskers— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) May 7, 2013
Congratulations, Tommie. No more waiting. Now it's time to gripe about another Huskers' inevitable entry. Get your ballots in.