Name: King Frazier
Conference: Missouri Valley Conference
Projected NFL Position: RB
Draft Class: 2017
Q&A with King Frazier
What is your name, school, and position?
King Frazier from North Dakota state, running back.
What is your height and weight?
What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?
My biggest asset on the field is my physicality and ability to run between the tackles.
Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?
I choose NDSU because we are a down hill smash mouth football kinda program which translates well to the next level.
What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?
I was 2nd in the nation in judo.
What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?
I would like to improve my top speed when I break out a big run.
Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?
randy Gregory or Desmond king.
Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?
Devonta Freeman because he can do it all and is an every down back.
What NFL team is your favorite and why?
Eagles because my boy Carson goes there.
Any parting words for your fans or friends?
Once a bison always a bison.
PERSONAL: Majoring in university studies with a minor in sociology…Born Oct. 25, 1993…Guardians are Monica and Jeffrey Baker…National runner-up in Judo at the 2009 Junior U.S. Open Fort Lauderdale in the U90k division…Third place finisher in 2010 at the USA Judo national championship.
2016: 183 attempts, 879 yards, 11 TDs, 13 games played
2015 (JUNIOR): All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second team…Played in all 15 games with 13 starts…NDSU’s leading rusher with 219 carries for 1,158 yards and 11 touchdowns…Averaged 5.3 yards per carry to give NDSU a 1,000-yard rusher for the 13th straight season…MVFC Offensive Player of the Week after erupting for a career-high 177 yards in the win at Southern Illinois…That was the first of four straight games with a rushing TD…Scored in seven of the final eight games while rushing for 765 yards…Had a pair of 100-yard games in the NCAA playoffs including 107 and a TD against Northern Iowa and 121 with two TDs against Richmond…Carried 72 times for 368 yards and four TDs in four playoff games…Also proved versatile out of the backfield with 11 pass receptions for 139 yards on the season.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 16 games as the No. 2 tailback…Rushed 111 times for 616 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry…Caught two passes for 41 yards including a 29-yard touchdown against Incarnate Word…Season-high 15 carries against Indiana State and 106 rushing yards at South Dakota, his only 100-yard game…Longest run of the year was a 33-yard TD in the NCAA semifinal win over Sam Houston State that gave NDSU a 14-3 lead in the third quarter…Made two tackles on kickoff coverage.
BEFORE NDSU: Redshirted at Nebraska in 2012 and played in 12 games for the Huskers as a redshirt freshman in 2013…Totaled 12 carries 44 yards rushing with a rushing touchdown out of the backfield and was a key part of the special teams unit…Earned a spot on the Nebraska cholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.
Frazier was the power running portion of NDSU rushing tandem. He has good vision, and runs decisively. Frazier has good burst and size, routinely breaking arm tackles and dropping his shoulder. He has the size and stamina to sustain a featured role. Frazier could be a bellcow back at the next level in a scheme that matches his strengths.