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Hailing from Garden City, New York, Frank Qualye left his mark as one of the top running backs in Virginia history, setting more than 20 ACC offensive records in his three seasons in Charlottesville including the single-season rushing mark of 1,213 yards in 1968.

As a senior, he was named the ACC Football Player of the Year and then added the McKevlin Award as the ACC's top male athlete for his performance in both football and men's lacrosse. His impressive 6.93 yards per-carry average in 1968 is still the third-best per-carry mark by an ACC back with over 1,000 or more yards in a single season. Quayle led the nation in 1966 in all-purpose yardage, and he still holds the ACC all-purpose career per-game record (166.0).

A two-time, first-team All-ACC honoree (1967-68), he also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in lacrosse (1967). He was selected in the 5th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

He returned to Charlottesville in 1973 and began a successful career in real estate. He eventually found his way back to the gridiron, this time in the press box, serving 29 years as the radio football analyst on the Virginia Sports Network

His jersey number—24—is one of just six numbers retired at Virginia.

Frank Quayle

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