Roman Gabriel, a former NC State star from the 1960s, passed away Saturday at 83-years-old. Gabriel was an inaugural member of the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012, and he was inducted into the College Football HOF in 1989.

Gabriel delivered back-to-back ACC Player of the Year awards during his time with the Wolfpack in 1960 and 1961. While at NC State, he set 22 total school records and 9 ACC records while becoming the first ACC quarterback with over 1,000 passing yards in a season.

Gabriel was a 2-time All-American and became a top-5 pick in both the AFL and NFL drafts. He was the No. 1 pick in the AFL draft and the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft before playing 16 seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gabriel finished his NFL career as the Rams’ all-time leading passer with 22,223 yards and still ranks 3rd on the franchise’s all-time passing list. His 154 passing touchdowns is still the Rams’ all-time record, and Gabriel’s overall NFL numbers include 29,444 yards and 201 touchdowns.