Johnny Frasier had breakout season

tstevens@newsobserver.comFebruary 8, 2014 

Princeton's Johnny Frasier.


  • Johnny Frasier

    Princeton High

    5-foot-10, 200 pounds, junior

    GPA: 3.5

    Scholarship offers: N.C. State, North Carolina, Penn State, Georgia, Michigan, Duke, Wake Forest

    Wants to study: Medicine

    Stat sheet: 253 carries for 2,995 yards (11.8 yards per carry) and 40 touchdowns. Caught 27 passes for 537 yards and four touchdowns.

    Ideal guest list: Emmitt Smith, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln.

    You didn’t know: Frasier had asthma and a heart murmur growing up and did not play organized sports. He went to Duke for tests before being cleared to play football as a freshman at Princeton High.

    Speed: Finished second in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A track and field championship in 100 meters with a 10.7 seconds time.

Johnny Frasier burst into the national spotlight in the fall of 2013.

His biggest moment came in a 62-6 victory over North Duplin. He set the state record for most points in a game with 50 on touchdown runs of 85, 56, 46, 37, 91, 3 and 62 yards, a 76-yard pass reception and a two-point conversion. He finished with 410 yards rushing.

Watch and listen to Frasier in a special interactive presentation.

The game was remarkable, but he had played well all season. He rushed for 139 yards or more in the Bulldogs’ first five game before Warsaw James Kenan held him to 75 yards. He had 154 yards receiving in that 35-22 loss.

Frasier gained 189 yards in the next game, a 50-0 win over Hobbton, and gained 230 or more yards in the next six games, including games of 273, 410, 350 and 297.

In his last six games, he scored 27 touchdowns.

“He already was a great back, but then everything came together for him,” said Princeton coach Derrick Minor.

Frasier had rushed for 1,094 yards in 2012 on a 5-9 team that won four playoff games after finishing the regular season with a 2-8 record.

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