John Quinn
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Bishop O'Dowd HS '99

Last College:
Northeastern/Laney College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 238

Position:
RB

Major:
Communication

2003: Did not play.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Appeared in 6 games as a reserve at Northeastern University in 2002... Rushed for 18 yards on five carries, mostly against Lock Haven... Previously attended Laney College... Finished 17th among state JC rushing leaders with 1,057 yards on 193 carries in 2001... Scored 2 TDs that year... Named to All-Mid-Empire Conference first team and JC Gridwire Academic All-America squad.

BISHOP O'DOWD HS '99: Selected as MVP of Hayward Area Athletic League... Rushed for two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, helping Dragons capture North Coast Section 3-A titles each year... Also lettered in track & field, competing in both 110 and 300-meter hurdles.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 13, 1981 in Oakland, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are John & Susan Quinn... Youngest of five siblings... Career sports highlight was returning a kickoff 90 yards for a TD... Sports hero is Muhammad Ali, non-sports hero is Malcolm X... Says the toughest part about being an athlete is the "aches and pains after carrying the ball 25-plus times"... Best advice he's received is "never fully trust anyone but Mom".