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Former Oklahoma defender Albert Qualls dies in Houston

by Jason Kersey Published: August 19, 2013
Former Oklahoma defensive end Albert Qualls (81), shown here in the 1971 "Game of the Century" against Nebraska, died last week. He was 64. OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE PHOTO
Former Oklahoma defensive end Albert Qualls (81), shown here in the 1971 "Game of the Century" against Nebraska, died last week. He was 64. OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE PHOTO

NORMAN — Former Oklahoma defensive end and linebacker Albert Qualls died last week.

Qualls, 64, became a professor at Houston’s Texas Southern University after his playing career ended.

Qualls made one of the most memorable plays of his college career in Oklahoma’s 28-27 Bedlam victory in 1969, when he sacked OSU quarterback Bob Cutberth on a 2-point conversion play with 1:15 left.

He played at Oklahoma from 1969-71. His senior year, he started in the “Game of the Century” against Nebraska.

Funeral services for Qualls are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Houston’s Duncan Mortuary.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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