|City/State:||Lake Charles, La.|
Honors & Awards
- University of Nebraska Graduate (May, 2000)
- Member of Two Nebraska National Championship Teams (1995, 1997)
- Compaq "Most Unusual" Play-of-the-Week (vs. Kansas State, 1999 - Two-Point Conversion)
Frankie London began his Husker career as a reserve quarterback, completing 10-of-26 passes for 201 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, before switching to wingback in the fall of 1998. He appeared in 31 games, rushing 47 times for 192 yards and three touchdowns while also gaining 11 yards on two receptions. London graduated from Nebraska as a member of its 1995 and 1997 national championship teams.
London combined with Sean Applegate and John Gibson to back up Shevin Wiggins at wingback his season year. London appeared in 10 games, but only carried the ball once for negative 10 yards. He also had two receptions for 11 yards. In the 2000 Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee, London played but did not record any receptions.
After serving as a reserve quarterback for his first three seasons, London switched to wingback in the fall. London played in each of the first seven games, but then fractured his left tibia and fibula against Kansas on Oct. 17 on his only punt return of the season (three yards). He did not have any catches but had one rush for minus two yards against UAB from his wingback position.
London played in nine games and rushed for 198 yards and completed 10-of-22 passes for 201 yards. He had a career-best 79 yards rushing against Akron in the season opener on five carries, which included a career-long 51-yard scamper. His touchdown runs were against Central Florida, Iowa State and Texas A&M in the Big 12 Championship. He had a season-high nine carries against Baylor. He saw the most action in the Huskers' first two games and went 4-of-5 passing against Akron for a career-best 90 yards. He did not throw any touchdown passes, but had three passes go more than 25 yards, a 46-yarder to Matt Davison against Akron; a 30-yarder to Kenny Cheatham against Central Florida; and a 36-yarder to Bobby Newcombe against Oklahoma. He did not throw any interceptions. London played in the 1998 FedEx Orange Bowl against Tennessee, but did not record any receptions.
London played in four games (Colorado State, Baylor, Kansas and Missouri), backing up Scott Frost, Matt Turman, Monte Christo and Jeff Perino. He did not attempt any passes, but rushed three times for six yards, all against Missouri, with a long gain of three yards.
A scholarship athlete, London redshirted his first year in Lincoln.
Before Nebraska (LaGrange High School)
One of the top run-pass quarterbacks in the nation, London completed 85-of-169 passes for 1,888 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 800 yards and nine touchdowns in 1994. London led his team to the Class 5A (largest) state semifinal playoff game where he passed for 236 yards, despite a sprained ankle. Coached by Mike Johns at LaGrange High School, London earned all-district honors two years and led his team to an 11-3 record and the state semifinals in 1994. In a regional playoff game against Neville High, London passed for 220 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 170 yards and two scores. As a junior, London rushed for 920 yards and 11 touchdowns and threw for 826 yards and five scores. SuperPrep listed London as an All-American and the No. 5 quarterback prospect in the country. London was also picked as an All-American by Bluechip Illustrated. London picked Nebraska over Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Louisiana State, Baylor and UCLA, but only officially visited Nebraska. A sprinter, London was a member of all three short relay teams and posted a best of 10.6 in the 100 meters.
The son of Frank London and Rosanna London, Frankie was born on Nov. 24, 1976. Frankie majored in communication studies and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2000. He participated in American Education Week festivities and was a keynote speaker for the "School is Cool" Jam and for the Sidney Tour of Excellence.
London's Career Statistics
Passing: 26-10-0-201-0; 4-0-0-0-0 in 1996; 22-10-0-201-0 in 1997
Punt Returns: 1-3-0 in 1998
1998 Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee: Receiving, None
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee: Receiving, None