The All-RSS Team: Quarterback

Robin Washut, Senior Writer
Husker Online

There will always be endless debates over who are the greatest Nebraska football players of all time, so decided to let our members settle it for themselves.

By voting for the top Huskers at each position, we will assemble our very own All-RSS Team. Today we start with the final voting results for the quarterbacks.


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1. Tommie Frazier - 972 votes (83.1%)

Only one word can describe Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier over his illustrious career from 1992 to 1995 - winner.

Frazier finished his career at NU with a remarkable 33-3 record as a starter, including an 11-2 mark against ranked teams. He's considered the best quarterback in NU school history and one of the best players in college football of his generation, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

Over his four-year career NU played in three straight national championship games and won four Big Eight conference titles. Frazier was a unanimous All-American and captured the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1995 as the Huskers won back-to-back national championships.

The only thing missing from Frazier's trophy case was the Heisman. Frazier lost out on the award to Ohio State running back Eddie George by a margin of 1,460 to 1,196.


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2. Eric Crouch - 344 votes (29.4%)

Eric Crouch led the Nebraska to the 1999 Big 12 championship and in 2001 he led the Huskers to the Rose Bowl, where they lost to Miami for the national championship.

Crouch went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 2001, despite the fact the Huskers lost 62-36 in the regular season finale to Colorado. He also won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Year Award in 2001.

He finished his career with 3,434 rushing yards and 59 touchdowns, to go along with 4,481 yards and 29 touchdowns through the air.

Crouch is NU's last Heisman Trophy winner, and he's the last quarterback to lead the Huskers to a conference title and a major bowl game victory.


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3. Turner Gill - 313 votes (26.8%)

Nebraska's starting quarterback from 1981 to 1983, Turner Gill led one of the most explosive offensive attacks in college football history, as NU averaged 546.7 yards of total offense and 52.0 points per game in 1983.

The only thing missing from Gill's resume was a national championship, as the Huskers fell short losing to Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl after a failed 2-point conversion.

After his playing career, Gill coached at NU from 1992 to 2004 and helped develop the skills of some of the finest quarterbacks in Husker history, including 2001 Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Award winner Eric Crouch and 1995 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner Tommie Frazier.

Frazier led the Huskers to two national championships in 1994 and 1995 with Gill on the sidelines, while another star, NU quarterback Scott Frost, added a third national title in 1997.

Next Up: Running back


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