Sophomore quarterback Kiehl Frazier
AUBURN - Sophomore Kiehl Frazier finally got the word today. He will be Auburn's starting quarterback against Clemson on Sept. 1.
Frazier practiced with the first team for most of spring and had taken almost all the first-team snaps in the preseason. Auburn head coach Gene Chizik made it official that he had won the job over Clint Moseley and true freshman Jonathan Wallace.
“After a complete and thorough evaluation during spring practice and through the first three-plus weeks of camp, Kiehl Frazier has earned the starting job at quarterback,” Chizik said. “We expect Kiehl to be a leader for this team and to continue to work hard every day. I am confident in his ability and leadership skills and look forward to watching him progress in both areas.”
Frazier was generally rated among the nation's top five quarterback prospects out of Shiloh Christian School and signed with Auburn in 2011. He spent his freshman season playing mostly wildcat and was third on the team in rushing with 327 yards and three touchdowns on 76 carries. He completed 5-of-12 passes for 34 yards. He threw two interceptions.
In high school, Frazier led Shiloh Christian to three consecutive 4A state championships. He was the playoff MVP all three seasons. He was a Parade All-American and USA Today Offensive Player of the Year.
Moseley started six games last season after taking over for Barrett Trotter, completing 66-of-108 passes for 800 yards and five touchdowns. He threw three interceptions.
A sore right shoulder has plagued Moseley since early in spring practice and limited his ability to seriously compete for the job. Wallace was one of the highlights of preseason camp.