Mr. Budd was an Olympic sprinter as a Villanova sophomore (placing fifth in the 100-meter final at the 1960 Rome Games); a world-record dash man (at both 100 and 220 yards); and a three-time NCAA champion and seven-time IC4A winner as a star performer on coach Jumbo Elliott's powerful Wildcats teams. However, he was gone from track and field after his Villanova graduation in 1962.
He never played football in college but became an NFL wide receiver with the Eagles and the Washington Redskins. He also played for three years in the Canadian Football League.
At Villanova, the former star at Asbury Park (N.J.) High was honored as a member of the Wildcats' inaugural Wall of Fame. Mr. Budd was remembered by 'Nova track coach Marcus O'Sullivan as "a wonderful man and wonderful gentleman. He truly loved Villanova, the education and opportunities he got here and the friends he made, and Villanova truly loved him.
"In his last visit to the campus last winter, he was introduced at halftime of a basketball game, and the reception he got was unbelievable. In a matter of seconds, everybody in the building was standing and cheering. It was all spontaneous - and overwhelming."
Mr. Budd is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his children, Frank Jr. of Mount Laurel, Kimberly Arzillo of Willingboro, and Anitra Spreight of Acookeek, Md.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Church on the Villanova campus, with the funeral service to follow.