LRU Spotlight: Interview with 2017 NFL Draft Prospect, King Frazier

Height: 5’11
Weight: 213

Overview: King Frazier is a running back who started off his college career at University of Lincoln Nebraska before transferring to North Dakota State University. In 2015, he was one of the players selected for the All-MVFC Second Team. He was also named Offensive Player of the Week in 2015 for his performance against against Southern Illinois where he had a total of 177 yards. He is a complete back who has a high football I.Q. and has good vision.

I had the pleasure of interviewing King, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.

C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing North Dakota State University?

KF: I first started my football career at University of Lincoln Nebraska but after a coaching change I transferred to North Dakota state because I felt like I could trust Chris Kiliman.

C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?

KF: By being a do it all kind of running well help me stand out in the NFL because I feel like there isn’t many backs in the league that can stay on the field for every down.

C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?

KF: I feel like my strengths are my vision, physicality, and pass protection… but something I need to work on is my open field speed.

C: What separates you from the other players at your position?

KF: The thing that separates me from other people at my position are my ability to do everything to stay on the field and I’m smart enough to read defenses.

C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?

KF: Devonta Freeman because he’s a physical runner but has the ability to make an impact in other areas of the game.

C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?

KF: Randy Gregory or Desmond King.

C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?

KF: When I was 12 yrs old I found my love for football. Being raised in foster care never really gave me a place to call home so my football family was all I had at times.

C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?

KF: Before games I listen to my music turned all the way up so I can get in my zone. And I always pray and thank God for another opportunity.

C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?

KF: One of my coaches told me I was a unique resilient person. Which is something that I developed from growing up my childhood.

C: What should people reading this interview know about you?

KF: I just want people to know no matter how hard things may get if you keep grinding and putting in the work anything is possible. There were many times in my life I could’ve quit or went down the wrong path but my dreams were so big I saw through it all to put myself in this position.

Locker Room Update would like to thank King Frazier for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a 2017 professional football player.

Christa is a syndicated New York Jets beat writer and acts as the primary talent scout for Locker Room Update, where she interviews college football players from around the nation. You can follow her author page on Facebook here for the latest updates.

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