Bangin' Heads with former NFL Quarterback Gus Frerotte

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Our guest this week on the Steel City Nation podcast is Gus Frerotte. Frerotte was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tulsa.

He was selected to the 1997 Pro Bowl while with the Redskins, also played for the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, and St. Louis Rams.

He played his college ball at the University of Tulsa, he started eight games as a redshirt freshman in 1990 after quarterback T.J. Rubley was injured. Frerotte also handled punting duties for the team and averaged 35.5 yards per punt.

Although Heath Shuler was selected number 1 by the Redskins the year Frerotte was drafted, in the 7th round Frerotte became the starting quarterback due to Shuler's injuries and struggles adjusting to the professional game. Frerotte would retain the starting job until 1998.

During his Pro Bowl season in 1996, Frerotte passed for 3,453 yards (6th best in NFL and his career high) and was ranked in the top 10 in a number of other categories.Frerotte signed with the Vikings in 2008 and lead to an 8-3 record where he is credited with throwing the longest touchdown pass in NFL history of 99 yards to Bernard Berrian.

Frerotte retired from the NFL and began working for GAIMPlan Consulting which helps high school athletes select a college. Frerotte had a successful run as a high school football coach at John Burroughs School in the St. Louis, Missouri, area where his teams were runners up in the state championship game in 2011 and 2012. In 2017, Frerotte joined startup RC21X as the Vice President of Brain Health Initiatives. The company developed a cloud-based tool to monitor brain performance and is currently the host of Huddle Up with Gus podcast.

We will talk with Gus about his career in the NFL. How he feels it differs today from his playing days. What the outlook is for the league this season with all the unrest between social justice issues and Covid 19 outbreaks. We will discuss his podcast and how you can follow and listen.

For our Decade Definers Gus will share with us his most memorable cornerbacks he faced during his career.

You can find Gus on Instagram @huddleupwithgus , Twitter @GusF

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