KU's Quigley To Play Football For Jayhawks In 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas football player Angus Quigley is going to take advantage of an NCAA waiver that permits an extension of the five-year period of eligibility in extenuating circumstances. Quigley is on the team roster and is scheduled to participate in spring practice and compete this fall.

According to NCAA bylaws, the waiver of the five-year period of eligibility is designed to provide a student-athlete a fourth season of competition if, for reasons that are beyond the control of the student-athlete or the institution, the student-athlete has been deprived of the opportunity to participate for more than one season in his/her sport within the five-year period.

Quigley came to Kansas in 2005 but suffered injuries that kept him from participating that season and in 2006.

The Cleburne, Texas, product spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a running back before being moved to linebacker in 2009.

“I wasn’t planning on coming back, but I love KU and I love playing football,” Quigley said. “I heard about the new coaching staff and the way they were going to coach and the values they were going to instill and it interested me. I went to the first team meeting with him (new Head Coach Turner Gill). He is a players’ coach and is respectful.

“Everyone is going to start out with a clean slate and it is a good opportunity for me,” Quigley said.

“Angus came to me in December and told me that he would like to play another year and I told him `I would be glad to have you,'” Gill said.

Quigley is also excited about returning to his natural running back position after spending 2009 as a linebacker and special-teams player. He has also enjoyed his time with the coaching staff.

“The new offense works out in my favor and will be my type of style,” he said. “It has been fun being around the coaching staff already. There is more urgency to do things and people are having fun.”

Quigley, a 6-2, 229-pounder, appeared in six games in 2007, rushing 17 times for 98 yards. In 2008 he carried the ball 59 times for 309 yards in 11 games. Last season, as a backup linebacker and special-teams player, Quigley recorded three tackles, including one for loss.