Past Huskers

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Turner Gill

Former All-Big Eight Husker signal caller Turner Gill enters his eighth season as Nebraskaís quarterbacks coach.As Nebraska's starting signal caller from 1981 through 1983, Gill led the Huskers to a 28-2 mark, including a 20-0 league record, and three conference titles. A three-time All-Big Eight pick and a second-team All-American as a senior, Gill was the key to the Huskersí high-octane offense in 1983, a season in which NU I-back Mike Rozier won the Heisman Trophy and Gill finished fourth in the voting for collegiate football's top award. The 1983 team finished 12-1 and second in the final polls. In his four-year career (1980-83), Gill completed 231 of 428 passes for 3,317 yards, 34 touchdowns and a .540 completion percentage and rushed for 1,317 yards and 18 TDs. He is sixth on NUís all-time total offense chart with 4,634 yards. In 1998, Nebraska was forced to start three different quarterbacks because of injuries, with Bobby Newcombe, Eric Crouch> Monte Christo all drawing the starting nod. Despite the unsettled situation at quarterback, Nebraska remained one of the league's top offenses, finishing fourth in total offense and tops in the Big 12 and sixth nationally in rushing. Gillalso made a change in game-day assignment in 1998, moving into the press box as part of the head coaching transition from Tom Osborne Frank Solich.

Scott Frost

In 1997, Turner Gill helped Scott Frost orchestrate the Nebraska option attack to perfection. Frost became the first Husker quarterback and only the 10th in NCAA history to pass and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.Frost rushed for 1,095 yards and passed for 1,237 yards to account for 2,332 total offense yards. That total ranked as second best in school history, trailing Jerry Tagge's 1971 total by one yard. Frost finished his two-year run as NU's signal caller with a24-2record, including a national title

Tommy Frazier

In 1995, Husker signal callerTommie Frazierwas a consensus first-team All-American, won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, finished as the runnerup for the Heisman Trophy and was a Davey O'Brien Award finalist. Frazier also became Gill's first all-conference quarterback in four seasons at Nebraska and set several school records, including the career total offense record.

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