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The Texas Southern University Department of Athletics mourns the passing of TSU track & field and pro football great Charlie Frazier.
A native of Angleton, Texas, Frazier was a track star at Texas Southern as he paired with fellow TSU great Homer Jones. Frazier ran the 100-yard dash in a time of 9.4 and 20.8 in the 220. In 1961, Frazier paired with Jones, Barney Allen and Lester Milburn to win the sprint medley (3:22.4) quarter-mile (41.2) and half-mile (124.4) relays at the Drake Relays.
What made Frazier’s feat remarkable was the fact that he earned an opportunity to play in the NFL despite never playing football at TSU.
Frazier played seven years at wide receiver with the Houston Oilers before moving on to the Boston Patriots for two seasons. He finished his high school career with 3,452 receiving yards, 207 receptions and 29 touchdowns. He was also named an AFL All-Star in 1966 while also playing in the World Football League.
Frazier, 83, was honored by TSU in 2015 as a part of the Tigers in the NFL – A First and Goal Celebration.