American football player
| (1991-03-11) March 11, 1991 (age 24)|
Williston, North Dakota
Williston (ND) High School
76 (Nebraska Cornhuskers football / Offensive lineman)
Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Carol Qvale, Sanford Qvale
Brent Qvale Wikipedia
Brent Qvale ( ; born March 11, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Nebraska.
Qvale attended Williston High School in Williston, North Dakota. Qvale played American football and basketball for Williston, and finished in second place in voting for North Dakota Mr. Basketball in 2009.
Qvale enrolled at the University of Nebraska, where he played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. As a result of a shoulder injury, he redshirted in his first year at Nebraska. He served as a reserve at offensive guard in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, after two years as a reserve, Qvale succeeded Tyler Moore as the Cornhuskers' starting left tackle. Qvale played in 53 games for the Cornhuskers, with 18 games started. He was not selected in the 2014 NFL draft.
Qvale had a try-out with the New York Jets in training camp and was subsequently signed. He suffered a concussion that limited his playing time and did not make the final roster. He was added to the Jets' practice squad at the end of training camp. Qvale signed a reserve/future contract with the team on December 30, 2014.
In 2015, the Jets had Qvale try out for the team at guard. Qvale made the Jets' 53-man active roster at the start of the 2015 season.
While at Nebraska, Qvale obtained a master’s degree in applied science. He became certified as a strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Qvale and Melisa McDonald, a fellow Nebraska alumni, are engaged with a wedding planned for 2015. Brent's older brother, Brian Qvale, is a professional basketball player. Their father, Sanford, played offensive tackle at North Dakota State University.