Cole Frahm is the goalkeeper for the Omaha Burke High School Soccer team. The senior ranks among the best in the state. He loves to stop goals and kick the ball for the Bulldogs. But his greatest passion is on the football field, where he excelled as a kicking specialist last fall. Frahm will follow the footsteps of another kicker from Burke--Alex Henery. Frahm will walk-on this fall at Nebraska.
Frahm said: “I grew up watching Alex Henery and I said you know what I think I can do it you know I think I can do it he is from Burke, I already knew I was going to Burke, so I decided lets go out to the field give it a shot fell in love with it when I was In sixth grade.”
Frahm caught the attention of college recruiters last fall, when he recorded 66 touchbacks on 68 attempts. Frahm credits his 6'5" frame as a huge asset.
Frahm said: “I am a kickoff specialist just because of my long frame you build a lot of speed into the ball and if you follow through you are going to hit 75-80 yards through the uprights every time you don’t have to think you just have to go out there and kill it.”
Burke Coach Nicholas Bratt said: “For us in football it was great because we knew that our defense had to make their offense go 80 yards every time, you know it’s a huge asset that a lot of people don’t really realize.”
This is the final season for Nebraska's Drew Brown at Nebraska. Frahm hopes to learn from the All-Big 10 kicker this fall.
Frahm said: “He is a great field goal kicker and I hope I can learn a few things from him so I hope I can take over and be like Alex my role model really.”
Frahm has Nebraska football in his family. His cousin is former Husker Kicker Dale Klein, who holds the NCAA Record for the most field goals in a game with seven. Frahm hopes to continue the family tradition, when he joins the team in August.
Frahm said: “I can’t wait to get out there have fun and do what I love.”