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ALL-TIME LEADERS IN PASSING YARDS – NUMBER 14: SCOTT FROST (2,677)
Nebraska Quarterback in 1996 and 1997
Ayyyy! Here’s a name we all know and love and it’s Scott Frost, former Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback and the newest head coach of the program. Frost is adored in Lincoln and it’s because of the success he had as a player while attending Nebraska in the 1990s.
Frost spent the first two years of his college career at Stanford and transferred to Lincoln and got to take over the offense in 1996. He turned heads as the quarterback for Nebraska, throwing for 2,677 yards and 18 touchdowns during a two-year span as a Husker.
Frost lost just two games during his Nebraska tenure and is easily one of the best signal callers to take snaps in Husker history. He had 1,440 passing yards as a junior in 1996 with 13 touchdowns and just four picks. He tossed for 1,237 yards in 1997 with five touchdowns.
One of the most dangerous aspects to Frost’s game, however, was his ability to run with the football. Frost rushed for 1,095 yards during his senior season to go along with 19 touchdowns on the ground. As a junior, he rushed for nine touchdowns, bringing his total to 28 rushing scores.
The Cornhuskers won the Orange Bowl in 1997 and had a share of the National Championship title with Michigan. While it wasn’t all because of Scott Frost, he definitely played a big part in Nebraska’s success that year.
Frost would get drafted in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and play in the pros for five seasons as a safety. He coached at UCF for the past two seasons and Nebraska fans were obviously thrilled when he agreed to come back to Lincoln and takeover the football program. It’s amazing to have him back at Nebraska!