Jets' Brent Qvale a solid spot starter with unique last name

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 file photo, New York Jets tackle Brent Qvale (79) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Brent Qvale has dealt with it all his life, people looking at his last name and freezing before absolutely butchering it. It's those first two letters, the Q and the V that have turned his family's name into an absolute tongue twister for some. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Brent Qvale has dealt with it all his life, people looking at his last name funny before absolutely butchering it.

It’s those first two letters – the Q and that wacky V – that have turned his family’s name into an absolute tongue twister for some.

“Yeah, a lot of people just say, `Q-Vale,’ which is the usual, and it makes sense, I guess,” the New York Jets offensive lineman said with a smile. “Some just pronounce it like, `Quail.’

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