Thomas Congratulates Frazier on Miss. Sports HOF Induction
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 8, 2017—Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas would like to congratulate Leslie Frazier, former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, on his induction this past Friday into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Frazier, who currently serves as Defensive Coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, was recruited and coached by Dr. Thomas when he was a coach under head coach Marino Casem at Alcorn State.
Dr. Thomas attended the induction ceremony.
A native of Columbus, Miss., Frazier played both football and baseball. Though he went undrafted following a hamstring injury in his senior season at Alcorn, Frazier tried out for the Chicago Bears and made the team.
He played with the Bears from 1981-85 and was part of the franchise’s 1985 Super Bowl team.
Though a torn ACL ended Frazier’s playing career in 1986, he went into coaching, spending nine seasons as the head coach at Trinity International University – where he won two conference titles. Frazier has also coached for eight NFL teams, including his stint as the Vikings’ head coach from 2010-13.
In 2006, Frazier was on head coach Tony Dungy’s staff as the Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl.