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On This Day In History | 1960

October 29, 2015


On this day 55 years ago, Stony Brook Hall of Famer Frank Visted ’57 made a key play in helping the Naval Academy top Notre Dame in a thriller.

Trailing 14-7, the Fighting Irish faced a 4th down on the five-yard line. Visted knocked down George Haffner’s pass to help the Midshipmen triumph.

In this his senior season, Visted was the team captain and helped secure the line for the fourth-ranked team in the country Navy started the season 7-0, including a 17-12 victory over Army in Yankee Stadium, finished 9-2, and earned a berth in the Orange Bowl where they lost a memorable game to the Missouri Tigers.

His play merited a selection to the Senior Bowl as well as the All-American 2nd Team. That summer he was selected as part of a college all-star team that faced the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier’s Field in Chicago.



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