Kicker Cole Frahm has tweeted three times in the past 25 months. On Dec. 21, 2016 the Omaha Burke prospect announced that he was committing to Nebraska. Nine months later he shared video of himself, on Burke's field, hitting a 70-yard field goal.
The third tweet of the past 25 months came yesterday as Frahm announced he'll be transferring to South Dakota State after two seasons as a Husker walk-on.
Frahm, an all-state selection in football and soccer as a prep athlete, redshirted his first season at Nebraska in 2017 and was Barret Pickering's backup last season, traveling to each of the Huskers' road game as the second-string place-kicker. He joins a South Dakota State program that finished third in both major FCS polls in 2018 after going 10-3 and making a run to semifinals of the playoff.
There's no 2019 roster on the SDSU website yet, but the Jackrabbits' 2018 roster listed two kickers. Jake Wolfe, a Millard West graduate, was a redshirt freshman a year ago and had two kickoff attempts as a backup. SDSU's top kicker, Chase Vinatieri, will be a senior in 2019. He's a two-time All-MVC honoree and, yes, related to that Vinatieri. (Chase is the nephew of NFL great, Adam.)
Given the Jackrabbits’ recent run in the FCS ranks, it looks likely that Frahm will have some big kicks to make in his future. SDSU opens the 2019 season at Minnesota on Thursday, Aug. 29, part of a quietly fascinating first month for the Gophers. The Jacks visit Lincoln the following season to face Nebraska on Sep. 12, 2020.
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Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.