Overview
Richard Emanuel Quinn Jr. is a tight end for the Denver Broncos, who selected him with the 64th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Prior to the 2008 season, Quinn announced he would forgo his final season of eligibility at the University of North Carolina and enter the 2009 NFL Draft to support his family. Quinn is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.
Prep Career
Quinn played two seasons at Butler High School in Hunstville, AL before moving to Ohio during his sophomore year. He was a wide receiver for Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, OH, but was recruited as a tight end. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 15 tight end in the class of 2005, and he committed to the Tar Heels before making his official visit in December of 2004.
College Career
After enrolling early at North Carolina and participating in spring practice, Quinn played sparingly in 2005. He redshirted the 2006 season, and started eight games in 2007. Before the 2008 season, Quinn announced that it would be his last at North Carolina. He was scheduled to graduate in four years, and wanted to pursue a career to support his newborn daughter. Quinn finished his career with 12 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
NFL Career
Quinn was selected in the third round (64th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Before the 2009 season, Quinn signed a contract with Denver. Terms were not disclosed.
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