Austin Perryman

On The Plains with Brandon Frazier: ‘Be where your feet are’

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn senior tight end Brandon Frazier reflects on his time at Auburn with gratitude and expectancy for what is to come. The fifth-year veteran knew that the Plains were the place for him from the beginning.

“When I came to Auburn on my official visit, I really fell in love with the culture of Auburn and the people that make up Auburn,” Frazier said. “The players were easy to get along with and they went above my expectations on my visit. I felt like I was at home, and it was the perfect fit for me. I’ve loved it ever since.”

Frazier grew up in McKinney, Texas, playing football with his dad and brothers in their front yard. He comes from a family of athletes; both of his parents (mom Jennifer and dad Justin) played college basketball at Abilene Christian, and his two brothers play collegiate football as well. They have always supported his journey as an athlete.

Academically at Auburn, Frazier – a member of the SEC academic honor roll and Chi Sigma Alpha, the national student-athlete honor society – graduated in December 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management. He is currently taking graduate school classes, working toward getting his graduate certificate in business analytics and applying to the Master’s of Business Administration program that starts this fall.

And on top of all his athletic and academic successes at Auburn, his biggest achievement was meeting his now wife, Jackie Barrett, on the Plains. He and the former Auburn volleyball player tied the knot on May 3 in Tennessee. 

20231014_FB_at_LSU_Frazier87_AP_0135BATON ROUGE, LA - October 14, 2023 - Auburn Tight End Brandon Frazier (#87) during Tiger Walk before the game between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA. Photo By Austin Perryman

Looking back on his Auburn journey, Frazier is thankful for those that have helped him get here and for the opportunities to choose Auburn again and again. He made that choice through the COVID-19 season, through ankle injuries, and through coaching and athletic director changes. As he goes into his fifth season, he strives to lead by his own example and be that person for his teammates.

“My advice would be to be where your feet are,” Frazier said. “I remember, it felt like just yesterday when I was a first-year student in 2020. Now it's just a few years later; the time goes by quickly. Just enjoy the moment and enjoy everyone that you come in contact with inside and outside the football facility. There are so many people who make things run for us so smoothly. You should be appreciative of the opportunity to get to play at Auburn.”

That is exactly what Frazier has done. Throughout his journey, he has stayed where his feet are and cultivated relationships within his team.

The culture is set in stone, and everyone is buying in. Auburn is going to get back to what Auburn truly is, and I’m excited to see how that shapes out this season.


Brandon Frazier

Tight End

Frazier, with the support of his coaches and teammates, has grown into a leader in the tight end room.

“Coach Ben (Aigamaua) and his analyst Logan (Bradley) have really poured into our tight end room,” Frazier said. “They have created an awesome culture that we are trying to set in place here at Auburn. They genuinely care about us as people outside of football. We really enjoy them and are thankful for them pouring into us and truly caring about us.”

Frazier is grateful for the brotherhood he has found within that position room every day.

“The tight end room is special,” he said. “I would consider everyone as brothers to me. We always get along, joke around and hang out. We have a good time. We get the work done, but there’s never a day in the meeting room where we aren’t just cracking up with each other and having a good time. It's shaped our room into being really good, and we push each other every day.

“And at the same time, we have fun doing it because we just enjoy being around each other. It’s fun being a tight end at Auburn.”

Through his five years on the Plains, Frazier has stayed where his feet are by staying grounded in embracing Auburn and its traditions. The culture of SEC football and being a part of Auburn University’s community have meant a lot to him during his journey.

“I am so grateful,” Frazier said. “I know playing in the SEC is not an easy thing to do when you are playing against the best every day, and gamedays are special. Auburn is a great place that has shaped me into the person that I am. Going off on my own and learning how to do things myself – it has just been a wonderful experience for me and even for my family, so I am grateful for that.”

And like most of his teammates, Jordan-Hare Stadium will always mean something more to Frazier.

“I will miss playing in Jordan-Hare,” he said. “That place gets crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it. The culture is set in stone, and everyone is buying in. Auburn is going to get back to what Auburn truly is, and I’m excited to see how that shapes out this season.”

Once his Auburn football career ends and he receives his MBA, Frazier plans to utilize everything that Auburn has taught him on and off the football field. He aspires to pursue an NFL career. If not, he expects to return home to work close to his family and use his Auburn degree to get a job back in Texas.

There, his football career will continue in his front yard with his wife and future family. Until then, he will continue to impact Auburn’s community as he goes into his fifth season and stays where his feet are.

“I love Auburn,” Frazier said. “Auburn has given me the opportunity to do what I love and has just given me so many memories that I will cherish. War Eagle always!”

20240312_FB_SpringPractice_Frazier87_AP_1950AUBURN, AL - March 12, 2024 - Auburn Tight End Brandon Frazier (#87) during spring practice at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL. Photo by Austin Perryman