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Leslie Frazier Returns Home For Fourth Of July

July 7, 2011 by Nick in CBA Lockout
Minnesota Vikings head coach and Columbus native Leslie Frazier took advantage of the NFL Lockout to take some time off and come back home for the Fourth of July weekend, during which time he visited his home church, St. James United Methodist, where the parishioners welcomed him with open arms… and lots of cameras. Frazier was kept almost an hour past the end of service to take pictures and talk with fans.

“I’m just happy to be back home and at my home church and fellowship with other believers,” said Frazier. “This is home, This is where my roots are and where my family is.”

Frazier, who graduated class of ’77 from S.D. Lee High school, got his start playing football at Lee High. From there, he was an All-American, All-Conference football player for Alcorn State University, he played for the Chicago Bears, then was head coach at Trinity College, and is currently head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

“I enjoyed my time at Lee, made a lot of great friends there. I drove by Lee this morning on my way to church. It brings back a lot of good memories.”

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It’s great to see Frazier (or anyone of fame) acknowledging their hometowns.  It’s obvious that he has a lot of respect and truly enjoyed his time in Columbus.  It’s great to have someone genuine as the head coach of the Vikings.  A lot of us fans are excited to see if he can turn around a team Childress had ruined.

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