Frost vs. UW celebration

Quarterback Scott Frost led Nebraska to a 27-14 victory against Washington in 1997.

Journal Star file photo

Jan. 4, 1975: Scott Frost is born in Lincoln.

1990: A sophomore, Frost leads Wood River High School to the Class C-1 state football semifinals.

1992: A senior, Frost leads Wood River to the Class C-1 state semifinals. He finishes the season with a state-record 3,727 total yards, and finishes his career with 6,793 passing yards.

Jan. 28, 1993: Frost announces he will attend Stanford. The Huskers and Cardinal are his top two college choices.

1993: Frost plays as a true freshman at Stanford, completing 2 of 9 passes in a backup role, while also rushing for 63 yards.

1994: Frost throws for 474 yards and two touchdowns, and rushes for 193 more yards.

January 1995: Frost transfers to Nebraska, and sits out the following season per transfer rules.

1996: Frost earns the starting quarterback job entering the season.

Sept. 7, 1996: Frost scores from 11 yards to get Nebraska on the board in the first quarter and the Huskers thump Michigan State 55-14 in the opener.

Sept. 21, 1996: On a 98-degree night in Tempe, Arizona State got three safeties, including one tackling Frost in the end zone, and Nebraska loses to Arizona State 19-0. It was NU's first loss in more than 1,000 days.

Oct. 26, 1996: Frost completes 12 of 16 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 63-7 home win against Kansas. The 254 yards are 43 yards short of a school record.

Dec. 31, 1996: Frost and the Huskers defeat Virginia Tech 41-21 in the Orange Bowl to cap an 11-2 season. Frost is named Big 12 offensive newcomer of the year.

Sept. 20, 1997: In a statement game for the Huskers and Frost, No. 7 Nebraska beats No. 2 Washington 27-14 in Seattle. Frost scores on runs of 30 and 34 yards in the first quarter. 

Nov. 8, 1997: In one of the most memorable moments in Husker football history, Frost connects with Matt Davison for a 12-yard touchdown in the improbable "flea-kicker" game at Missouri. Frost's touchdown run in overtime gives NU a 45-38 victory and the Huskers' national title hopes remain intact.

Dec. 6, 1997: Frost completes 12 of 18 passes for 201 yards and rushes for 79 yards and two scores as Nebraska crushes Texas A&M 54-15 at the Alamodome to win the Big 12 championship. Frost is named to the All-Big 12 second team.

Jan. 2, 1998: Nebraska thumps Peyton Manning and Tennessee 42-17 to win the Orange Bowl and capture a share of the national championship. Many believe it's Frost's post-game speech that may have helped sway votes in the coaches' poll. "I basically have two points for the coaches," Frost told a prime-time TV audience. "One, if you can look yourself in the mirror and say if your job depended on playing either Michigan or Nebraska, who would you rather play? The Rose Bowl ended with a controversial play at the end. We took apart the third-ranked team in the country. Two, I can't see how any coach outside the Big Ten or the Pac-10 could vote for Michigan. If the other coaches finished undefeated and won the Alliance Bowl game, they would expect to share the national title. It's been split before. It's OK to split it again."

April 1998: Frost is selected in the third round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets as a defensive back. He appears in 43 games over three seasons with the Jets, finishing with 29 tackles and one interception.

2001: Frost signs with the Cleveland Browns, and appears in 11 games, primarily on special teams. He makes 14 tackles. He finishes the season with the Green Bay Packers.

2002: Frost serves as a temporary graduate assistant at Nebraska for the bowl game.

2003: Frost signs with the San Francisco 49ers during the summer.

2003: Frost plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, appearing in four games.

2006: Frost serves as a graduate assistant at Kansas State under Bill Snyder.

2007: Frost lands his first full-time coaching job, at Northern Iowa, to coach linebackers. He's promoted to defensive coordinator in 2008. The Panthers appear in the playoffs both seasons.

2009: Chip Kelly is hired as head coach at Oregon, and he adds Frost to his staff as wide receivers coach.

2013: Mark Helfrich is promoted to head coach at Oregon, and Frost is promoted to offensive coordinator. The Ducks average 547 yards and reach the national championship game in 2014.

2015: Frost is inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.

Dec. 1, 2015: Frost is named the 10th head coach at Central Florida.

Sept. 3, 2016: UCF beats South Carolina State 38-0 in Frost's UCF debut.

Nov. 12, 2016: UCF defeats Cincinnati 24-3 to reach six wins and become bowl-eligible. "I'm happy for our players," Frost said after the win. "I told them you don't get much in this life that you don't earn, and they've earned the success they have."

Dec. 17, 2016: Arkansas State beats UCF 31-13 in the Cure Bowl.

Aug. 31, 2017: UCF opens the season with a 61-17 win against Florida International.

Sept. 23, 2017: In an impressive showing against a Power-Five school, UCF defeats Maryland 38-10.

Nov. 24, 2017: UCF holds off South Florida 49-42 to capture an AAC division championship. The Knights reach No. 11 in the coaches' poll, the highest ranking in school history.

Dec. 2, 2017: Frost leads UCF to a dramatic 62-55 double-overtime win against Memphis in the AAC Championship Game to cap a 12-0 season.

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