Charles Quigley Will Likely Land at UNO

Charles Quigley, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound fullback for Fridley (MN) Totino-Grace, was considered one of the state's toughest runners. Quigley had received recruiting interest from Minnesota and was thought to be a possible recruited walk-on, but he likely will land at Nebraska-Omaha, according to Eagles' head coach Jeff Ferguson. Quigley helped lead the Eagles to a 13-1 mark last season and their second straight Class AAAA state title as a junior.

Charles Quigley finished the 2005 season with 158 carries for 1,015 yards (6.4 yards per carry) with 13 rushing touchdowns. He caught five passes for 139 yards and one score as Totino-Grace finished 10-2 this season with its two losses to Fridley (29-28) and Hutchinson in the Class AAAA quarterfinals (14-13) by just one point.

Quigley rushed just 30 times for 194 yards (6.5 yards per carry) in the Eagles' first three games. However, head coach Jeff Ferguson said that the team made a more concerted effort to get the ball in his hands later as he had 20 carries for 140 yards for two rushing touchdowns in their 41-14 win over Chisago Lakes and caught one pass for a 15-yard touchdown.

Quigley has been a three-year starter for the Eagles, leading them to two straight Class AAAA state titles. Totino-Grace finished 13-1 in 2003, losing their opener to Wayzata 6-3 before winning 13 straight as they ambushed Hutchinson 57-13 in the title game.

Quigley had 133 carries for 1,198 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2004 as the Eagles finished 13-1, defeating Sartell-Stephens 21-6 in the Class AAAA championship game. They started the season with a 30-15 loss to Wayzata before winning the final 13 games for the second straight season.

Quigley told GoldenSports.Net previously that he is hearing from Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota and some of the Ivy League schools. Ferguson said that Army and Air Force had also shown interest.

Quigley said that the schools were looking at him as a fullback, although he has played some linebacker in the past. He posted a 25 on his ACT.

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