September 22nd will be a big day for the Frost Family with current University of Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost and his father Larry being inducted as the newest members into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Scott Frost was a four-year starter at quarterback for Wood River High School (1993) where he threw for 6,859 yards and 67 touchdowns and ran for 4,278 yards and 72 touchdowns.
During his time at Wood River, Scott’s father Larry was his head coach and his mother Carol was an assistant football coach. Carol was a great athlete, having represented the United States as a thrower in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. She was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame 23 years ago.
Larry Frost played at Malcolm High School (1965) in the 60’s. He scored a record-setting 121 touchdowns in his career, plus was outstanding offensive player in the Shrine Game.
Both father and son went on to play football for the Cornhuskers.
In all, half of the twelve athletes in the Class of 2019 played football.
Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead is part of this year’s class that will be honored during a ceremony at Lincoln East High School. Woodhead, who played at North Platte High School (2003). He finished as the all-time leading rusher in Class A, the state’s largest classification. In addition to football, Woodhead, who played for the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers, played basketball, soccer and was on the school’s track team.
The other inductees who played football are: Damon Benning, Omaha Northwest (1992), Aaron Golliday, York (1998) and Richard “Richie” Ross, Lincoln (2000).
Two football coaches — Jack Guggenmos of Aurora and Tim Turman of Bishop Neumann — will also be inducted.