Auburn, Ala.--Kris Frost, who is taking a break for the Christmas holiday with his teammates, notes that he feels good about earning a degree and about his time in college as an football player and student.
The linebacker will go into the Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis on Wednesday, Dec. 30th wearing an Auburn uniform for the last time.
“It is going to be emotional for me, definitely, with me and the rest of the seniors being excited about it,” he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. “It is another opportunity to put on that AU helmet and it is going to be special.”
Asked what the best part of playing college football has been, Frost replies, “Really, just the pageantry of it has been amazing. Having the opportunity to be on TV every weekend is great. Doing it against teams you dreamed about playing against your whole life is like a dream come true. It is a milestone in my life.
“I have learned a whole lot and being able to say I played for Auburn University is amazing,” he adds. “Knowing I have a great opportunity to end on a high note is a good feeling.”
Auburn and Memphis will kick off at 11 a.m. CST at Legion Field in a game that will be televised on ESPN. Auburn, 6-6, will face an opponent that has a 9-3 record.
Kris Frost came to Auburn from Matthews, N.C., and has played in 49 games for the Tigers with 22 starts.
Frost will come into the game with 214 career tackles, second on the team behind Cassanova McKinzy’s 263. This season Frost has been in on 90 tackles, second behind Rudy Ford’s 113.
When he takes the field for the Memphis game the linebacker will do it for the first time as an AU graduate.
“That means everything to me, my mom and my family,” Frost points out. “Seeing her face and seeing how happy she was to see me be the first in our family to graduate from a four-year college is amazing. I was really excited and happy about it.”
Frost plans to give pro football a try before putting his degree to use. Asked what he wants to do after football, he says, “I am not really sure, but I?feel like going to Auburn has given me so many outlets, so many things I can do. It means a lot to be able to graduate from a great university like this one.”