Scott Frost once gave a famous speech at the Orange Bowl.
Now, he'll be enshrined among the greats to play in the game.
Frost is one of five inductees to the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame this year, NU announced Wednesday morning.
Frost quarterbacked Nebraska to Orange Bowl wins after the 1996 and 1997 seasons, the latter of which doubled as the capper to a 13-0 season and the final game of Tom Osborne's coaching career.
Frost, the first-year Husker head coach, is the 10th NU player to be inducted and is part of a 2018 class that also includes retired coaches Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) and Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech), running back Shaun Alexander (Alabama) and defensive end Derrick Alexander (Florida State).
Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost dives into the end zone as Tennessee's Gerald Griffin (18) and Dean Grant give chase in the third quarter of NU's Orange Bowl rout in 1998.
Scott Frost signals to the crowd during the trophy presentation after the 1998 Orange Bowl, in which Nebraska routed No. 3 Tennessee 42-17 in Tom Osborne's final game. Hours later, Nebraska landed more votes than Michigan in the coaches' poll, earning a share of the 1997 national title.
Nebraska's Mike Rucker pulls down Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning in the Orange Bowl in January 1998.
Frost, Green Orange Bowl
Husker quarterback Scott Frost (7) hands the ball to I-back Ahman Green on a first-quarter running play. The duo combined for 266 rushing yards and five touchdowns against Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Frank Solich tosses the ball to running backs during practice for the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Scott Frost runs against Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Nebraska's Ahman Green tries to get around Tennessee's Leonard Little during the third quarter of the Orange Bowl at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Fla., Friday, Jan. 2, 1998.
Former Husker Eric Warfield returns a first-quarter interception that set up a Husker touchdown in the 1998 Orange Bowl against Tennessee.
Frost Orange Bowl
Scott Frost looks downfield during the 1998 Orange Bowl against Tennessee.
Nebraska's Ahman Green lands on his head after being tackled during third quarter action of the Orange Bowl against Tennessee at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Fla., Friday, Jan. 2, 1998.
Scott Frost flies for extra yards in the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Ahman Green runs away from Al Wilson on a long gain, first and 10 on the 36 in the second quarter. Green finished with an Orange Bowl-record 206 yards rushing and a touchdown, and caught three passes for 31 yards. He was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne watches second-quarter action of the Orange Bowl against Tennessee at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Fla., Friday Jan. 2, 1998.
Grant Wistrom (hand in air, left) and Jason Peter (hand in air, right) fire up the Cornhuskers before their practice at Pro Player Stadium in preparation for the Orange Bowl.
Mike Rucker and Jason Peter pressure Peyton Manning in first-quarter action.
Tom Osborne runs onto the field for the last time for the last time as coach.
FROST ANDERSON WILSON
Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost carries the ball against Tennessee in the Orange Bowl in 1998. The competitiveness Frost showed as a player is still in evidence as a coach. Those around the Nebraska coach have found they have to stay on their toes to keep up with his competitive streak.
A pass falls just off the fingertips of Tennessee's David Martin in front of Nebraska cornerback Erwin Swiney (16) in the first quarter of the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Orange Bowl media day
Scott Frost and other members of the second-ranked Husker football team were the center of attention during Orange Bowl Media Day in Miami.
Nebraska junior tight end Sheldon Jackson weaves his way through the Tennessee secondary after catching a pass from Scott Frost in the first quarter. Jackson caught three passes for 46 yards in the first half, after snagging just 11 in the regular season.
Nebraska freshman wingback Bobby Newcombe (12) screams as he tries to reach a pass from Scott Frost in the first half of the Orange Bowl.
CHILL ON THE BEACH
A sign hanging on the balcony of a Miami Beach, Fla., hotel warns the Volunteers about Husker quarterback Scott Frost before the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Peyton Manning is pressured by Grant Wistrom and Jason Wiltz in second-quarter action.
Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost reacts after running for a touchdown during the third quarter against Tennessee during the Orange Bowl at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Friday, Jan. 2, 1998.
Tom Osborne holds the Orange Bowl trophy after Nebraska defeated Tennessee 42-17 on Jan. 2, 1998.
Frost lobbies for No. 1
Quarterback Scott Frost did his share of lobbying for the Huskers after they dismantled Tennessee 42-17 in the 1998 Orange Bowl.
Streaming onto the downtown streets of Lincoln, Joe Jessen (center) and A.J. Brantley (right) celebrate Nebraska's win against Tennessee in the Orange Bowl, Friday, Jan. 2, 1998.
All-Time AP Poll 1990s Football
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne holds the Orange Bowl trophy after defeating Tennessee at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. That season No. 1 Michigan beat No. 8 Washington State in the Rose Bowl and was voted national champ by the AP. No. 2 Nebraska beat No. 3 Tennessee in the Orange Bowl and the coaches voted the Cornhuskers No. 1.
Retiring Nebraska coach Tom Osborne acknowledges a standing ovation from the crowd of 15,000 who attended a rally at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, to honor the team's Orange Bowl victory.
National title celebration
Quarterback Scott Frost (with microphone) and his teammates and coaches greet the crowd of fans who gathered at the Devaney Sports Center to welcome the national champion Huskers back to Lincoln after their Orange Bowl victory against Tennessee.
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