#7 Scott Frost
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
City/State: Wood River, Neb.
High School: Wood River

         Drafted by the New York Jets (Third Round, #67 Pick)

         1998 NSCA All-American Athlete

         1997 Jonny Unitas Award Finalist

         1997 Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist

         1997 Second-Team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American

         1997 Tom Novak Award Winner

         1997 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP)

         1997 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)

         1997 CNN/SI National Player-of-the-Week vs. Missouri

         1997 Preseason No. 4 All-Purpose Quarterback in Nation (The Sporting News)

         1997 Preseason No. 16 Quarterback in the Nation (Lindy's)

         1996 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer-of-the-Year (Coaches)

         1996 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)

         1996 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP)

         1996 First-Team Academic All-Big 12

         1996 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Semester Academic Honor Roll

         Big 12 Player-of-the-Week (vs. Washington, Missouri)

         ABC/Chevrolet Player-of-the-Game (vs. UW, MU, CU, A&M)

         Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12

         Two-Time GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII

         Nebraska QB Position Record Holder in Performance Index (2, 686 Points)

         Nebraska QB Position Record Holder in Strength Index (1, 068 Points)

         Nebraska QB Position Record Holder in Combined Index (3,737 Points)


1997 (Senior)

Scott Frost left Nebraska in 1997, as the only quarterback in school history to rush for more than 1,00 yards and pass for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. Frost became the 10th player in NCAA history to eclipse the 1,00-yard rushing mark, and just the fourth quarterback in conference history to accomplish the feat. He was the first quarterback in school history to rush for more than 1,00 yards in a season.

He was one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and one of 14 semifinalists for 1997 Davoey O'Brien Naional Quarterback Award.

In 1997, Frost led the Huskers to a perfect 13-0 season, including a national championship, Big 12 Conference championship and Orange Bowl championship with a 42-17 win over Tennessee. He ranked 37th nationally in rushing and second among quarterbacks.


1996 (Junior)

Frost was a first-year starter for the Huskers, the first time NU had a new signal caller since Tommie Frazier's first year in 1992. Frost was a junior transfer from Stanford but had two springs and one fall camp with the Huskers, before the 1996 season, as he arrived on campus for the 1995 spring semester. Frost performed extremely well for his first year in a complicated offense and a difficult conference. For his efforts he was named the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer-of-the-Year by the coaches and earned third-team/honorable-mention honors. On the season, Frost completed 104-200 passes for 1,440 yards, 13 TDs and just three interceptions. His 1,440 passing yards ranked ninth on the Nebraska season chart and bettered fourth-year senior Tommie Frazier's 1,362 passing yardsof 1995. Frost set two school passing records. His 15.88 yards per attempt vs. Kansas was a game record; and his three interceptions on 200 attempts was a second record. His 1,440 passing yards were the most for a Husker QB sinceKeithen McCant had 1,454 in 1991. Frost completed 52 percent of his passes on the season and already ranks 16th at NU in career passing. Frost ranked 10th on the season total offensive chart with 1,878 yards, which sset the school season record for a Husker junior. Frost continued to improve ad the season progressed. In fact, in the last six games Frost was 60-107 passing (56 percent) for 845 yards, threw for at least 100 in five of those contests, and produced a 9-1 touchdown-interception ratio. His best passing day was 254 yards against Kansas (12-16), while his best rushing day was 90 yards against Baylor (12 attempts). He was only sacked 10 times in 12 games. He either rushed for a TD or threw a TD strike in nine of 12 games last year (except ASU, Colorado and Texas). Frost posted a 13-3 TD-interception ratio in 12 games on 200 attempts. The three interceptions thrown ranked third nationally and just out of first place as Army and Ohio QBs each threw two on the year. Frost did not throw an interception after the third quarter of the Oklahoma game (five games, 22 quarters, 106 attempts) and finished the season ranked 32nd nationally in passing efficiently at 103.9 rating points. He rushed for 438 yards (fourth best on team), scoring nine TDs (second best on team), 13 by pass, for 22 total offense scores. After the first two games, Frost settled into the difficult Husker offense and had a great outing in game three against Colorado State, completing 13-18 passes for 143 yards and two TDs and rushing 10 times for 56 yards and a score. In the Huskers' second conference game against Baylor, Frost had a career-high 90 yards rushing on 12 carries, with a 13-yard TD run. Against Kansas, Frost had his best day as a Husker. He began the game with a 41-yard completion to tight end Vershan Jackson and never let up, leading NU to touchdowns on seven of eight possessions he quarterbacked, and was 7-7 in the end zone. On the night, Frost completed 12 of 16 passes for a Nebraska-high 254 yards passing with no interceptions and three TD passes. Frost had six carries for 35 yards and two TDs and had 289 yards in total offense with a career-best five TDs (school record is six total offense TDs). Frost was actually "perfect" in the air against the Jayhawks as two of his incompletions were downing the ball, and other two passes were dropped. It was Frost's first 200-yard passing day, with his previous best 178 vs. Baylor. The last time a Husker QB passed for 200 was Tommie Frazier at COlorado on Oct. 28, 1995. That was also the last time the team passed for 200 yards. Frost again passed for more than 150 yards the next week against Oklahoma, completing 10-22 passes for 163 yards and another three TDs. He had his third consecutive game passing for more than 100 yards against MIssouri, with 114, despite only playing a little more than two quarters. Against Iowa State, Frost passed for more than 100 yards, completing 8-17 passes for 103 yards and two TDs. He also rushed seven times for 28 yards and two TDs. Against the No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes, Frost kept the Huskers' national title hopes alive, completing 6-14 passes for 56 yards with no intercetions and rushing 12 times for 32 yards. He led a key drive in the fourth quarter, using up the final 2:53 gaining two first downs by rush (11 yards and four yards). Frost completed 15 of 24 passes (both season bests) for 155 yards vs. Texas with no interceptions. He also rushed a career-high 18 times for 47 yards, but for just the third time last sesason, Frost did not have a hand in a score.


1995 (Sophomore)
Frost sat out the 1995 season after transferring from Stanford University. Frost arrived on campus in time for spring ball in 1995. He set a game record in 1995, as he passed for three TDs and completed 10-17 passes for 158 yards in leading the whit team to a 40-34 victory over the red squad led by QB Tommie Frazier and Brook Berringer.

At Stanford

Frost served as the backup quarterback and started in the Cardinal secondary. At Stanford in 1993, Frost rushed 15 times for 63 yards and completed two of nine passes, playing behind Cardinal starter Steve Stenstrom. In 1994, Frost was the No. 2 quarterback all season behind Stenstrom, but started twice at quarterback and also started five games (two through six) at free safety. As a QB, he completed 33 of 77 passes (42.0 percent) for 464 yards with two TDs and five interceptions. He also rushed 38 times for 143 yards and four TDs. He started the second half against Washington when Stenstromwas injured and started the final two games against Oregon and California.Frost entered the Washington game with a 29-25 lead and led Stanford to a 46-28 upset. In that game, he was 2-8 for 31 yards passing and had a 10-yard TD run. Against Oregon, Frost completed 18-38 passes for 264 yards, with one TD and two interceptions in the 51-21 loss. He also rushed eight times for 56 yards, including a spectacular 28-yard TD run (career long). In the 24-23 loss to California, Frost completed 11-29 passes for 148 yards with one TD and two interseptions and rushed 18 times for 39 yards. He played the first six games at free safety and in five starts, had 18 tackles, including 12 unassisted. He had one breakup, one tackle for loss and an interception in game two vs. San Jose State. In that game, his first start at free safety, he also played QB, completeing 2-2 passes for 21 yards. He was Stanford's No. 2 QB all year even when starting at free safety.


Before Nebraska (Wood River High School)
Frost earned Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herold Super-State/All-Nebraska honors as a junior and senior. As a freshman, he rushed for 275 yards and passed for 900, completing 43 persent of his passes. The next year, he rushed for 954 yards, passed for 1,853 yards and improved his completion percentage to 51 percent. As a junior, he totaled 1,464 yards rushing, 1,964 passing and hit 52 percent. And in 1992, he rushed for 1,585 yards, passed for 2,142 and completed 54 percent. The sum is 480 rushes for 4,278 yards and 72 TDs (8.9 ypc) and 447 completions in 882 attempts (51 percent) for 6,859 yards (15.3 ypp) with 67 TDs and 41 Interceptions. He was a Parade All-American, Gatorade Circle of Champions Nebraska Player-of-the-Year and a scholor-athlete. One of the most-sought after quarterbacks in 1993 class, Frost narrowed his choices to Standford and Nebraska and chose to move to Palo Alto. Coached by his mother, he earned the gold medal in the shot put at the 1993 state trck meet with a toss of 58-9 1/2 (beating out current Nebraska offensive tackle Eric Anderson of Lincoln Southeast). His best throw was 61-1 1/2.


Scott is the son of Larry and Carol Frost, who both have Nebraska connections. Larry played halfback for the Huskers from 1967-69 (ranks 33rd all time with 39 receptions). Carol was the first Nebraska female athlete to compete for the USA Olympic team, winning the gold medal at the 1967 PanAm Games in the discus and competing in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. She served as head women's track and cross country coach at NU from 1977-80. Her women's team won the indoor and outdoor conference titles in 1980, to begin a string of 33 consecutive conference championships. Although Nebraska did not support an offical women's team at the time, Frost was the national discus champion from 1964-67. Scott was coached by his father (head coach) and mother (recievers coach) at Wood River. Scott's brother, Steve, graduated from Stanford in 1996. Scott majored in finance.

Frost's Career Statistics




























22 vs. BU


1997 12/12 176 1,200 105 1,095 6.2 91.3

34 vs. Wash.










34 vs. Wash.

































51 vs. OU


1997 12/12 159 88 4 .025 1,237 7.8 103.1












51 vs. OU