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40 Rod Frazier
  • Fullback
  • 5-11, 249, Senior
  • Palmetto (Manatee HS)

Career
Played in 42 regular season games with 25 starts for 1,236 plays and also played in the 1998 Citrus Bowl and the 1999 Orange Bowl, and started the 2000 Citrus Bowl and 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl...Rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries (3.8 avg.) ...19 career receptions for 158 yards (8.3 avg.) and one TD

2000 Season
UF's most experienced fullback (25 career starts) ...Starting fullback in 10 of 12 games (all except Mississippi State and South Carolina) ...413 snaps was top total for a running back...Also started in the Sugar Bowl...Season stats - one rush for seven yards and four catches for 26 yards...Received UF's Inspirational Award following the 2000 season and UF's Leadership Award on offense following spring drills

1999 Season
1999: Played in 11 of 12 games (all but Tennessee) with one start vs. Alabama (SEC Championship Game) for 244 plays... Also started Citrus Bowl... Received UF's Best Effort on Offense Award... Three receptions for 23 yards for the season... Received the offensive unit's Most Inspirational Player Award this past spring.

1998 Season
Played in eight of 11 regular season games with seven starts for 208 plays... Also played in Orange Bowl... Seven starts (all but Kentucky when UF opened with three wide receivers and Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State due to knee injury)... Missed the final three games of the regular season following a knee injury vs. Georgia... Two carries for six yards and three catches for 28 yards on the year... Saw action in six plays vs. Georgia before injuring knee... Joined Terry Jackson as the co-recipient of the offensive unit's Most Inspirational Award during spring drills.

1997 Season
Played in all 11 games with six starts (Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida State) for 371 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Moved into a top role at fullback with season-ending injury to Terry Jackson in week four vs. Kentucky... Seven carries for 25 yards and a TD and nine receptions for 81 yards and one TD on the year... Made Gator debut in 17 plays vs. Southern Mississippi... Two carries for 11 yards, as well as three catches for 20 yards and first career TD (12 yards) vs. Central Michigan ... One catch for 11 yards vs. Kentucky... Made first career start vs. Arkansas ... First career rushing TD on three-yard run vs. Georgia and also added one catch for five yards ... One catch for 35 yards vs. South Carolina.

1996 Season
Did not see any game action and was redshirted ... Worked with the scout team at fullback.

Prep
Considered one of the state's top fullbacks... Rushed for 845 yards on 145 carries (5.8 avg.) with 10 TDs as a senior at Bradenton Manatee... Selected squad's offensive MVP in 1995... Ranked among the top three FB prospects in the state by SuperPrep... Named his high school team's Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Year in 1995... High school coach was Joe Kinnan... Was a nominee for the Manatee County Student of the Year.

Personal
Born Roderick Lamar Frazier on February 11, 1978 in Bradenton, Florida... Parents: Tommie, Sr. and Priscilla Frazier... Brother, Tommie Frazier, was the runner-up for the 1995 Heisman Trophy and led Nebraska to back-to-back national championships in 1994 and 1995... Enjoys listening to music, reading, playing video games and basketball in his free time... Has also volunteered his time working with children at the local community center... Favorite sports personality is Deion Sanders... Favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird"... Major: Sociology.


CAREER RUSHING STATS
YEAR ATT. YDS. AVG. TDS LONG
1997 7 25 3.57 0 11
1998 2 6 3.0 0 4
1999 0 0 0.0 0 0
2000 1 7 7.0 0 7
Totals 10 38 3.8 0 11
CAREER RECEIVING STATS
YEAR REC. YDS. AVG. TDS LONG
1997 9 81 9.0 1 35
1998 3 28 9.3 0 11
1999 3 23 7.7 0 12
2000 4 26 6.5 0 9
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