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Rewind Wednesday: Gus Frerotte

Every Wednesday, High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher will dive into his well-stocked treasure chest of interviews to talk with NFL players who love to talk about their love of high school football.

This week’s Rewind Wednesday takes you back to Jeff’s 2011 interview with former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte. Frerotte was selected in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft and played 15 seasons in the NFL with Washington, Detroit, Denver, Cincinnati, Minnesota, and St. Louis. 

In 2011, Frerotte became the head football coach at John Burroughs School in St. Louis. With future Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott at the center of his offense, Frerotte led John Burroughs to back-to-back runner-up finishes in Class 3.

Frerotte was 26-3 during his two years as the school’s head coach.

Push the play button below to listen to Frerotte talk about a heartbreaking loss in the 2011 Missouri state championship game and how much fun he had as a high school football coach.

Photo: AP/Mark Wilson


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