Quentin Lowry
No. 56, 64
Personal information
Born: (1955-11-11) November 11, 1955 (age 64)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Shaker Heights (OH)
College:Youngstown State
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 12 / Pick: 329
Career history
*Dallas Cowboys ( 1979)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Division II All-American (1978)
  • Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year (1978)
  • Super Bowl Champion (XVII)
Career NFL statistics
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Quentin Ivory Lowry (born November 11, 1955) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Youngstown State University.

Early yearsEdit

Lowry attended Shaker Heights High School, where he received All-League and All-District honors. He accepted a scholarship from Division II Youngstown State University.

As a sophomore, he became a starter at defensive end, registering 105 tackles (11 for loss) and 3 fumble recoveries. The next year, he had 32 tackles (2 for loss) and one interception.

As a senior, he was a stand-up defensive end with pass coverage responsibilities. He posted 94 tackles (21 for loss) and 5 fumble recoveries, while helping his team reach the 1978 Mid-Continent Conference Championship and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. His teammate Greg Fitzpatrick was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

He finished his career with 231 tackles (34 for loss), 8 fumble recoveries and one interception. In 1999, he was inducted into the Youngstown State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Lowry was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the twelfth round (329th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at outside linebacker. He was waived on August 6.

Los Angeles RamsEdit

In 1980, he was signed by the Los Angeles Rams. He was released on August 19.[1]

Hamilton-Tiger Cats (CFL)Edit

In March 1981, he was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was released before the start of the season.

Washington RedskinsEdit

In 1981, he was signed by the Washington Redskins. On August 24, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a thigh injury and returned to play in 9 games mainly on special teams.[2]

He was released on September 5, 1982.[3] He was recalled on September 7 and played in 9 games.[4] He was a part of the Super Bowl XVII winning team.

Lowry was cut on August 28, 1983.[5] On September 20, he was re-signed to replace Monte Coleman who was placed on the injured reserve list.[6] He was released after 3 games.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On November 3, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[7] On December 15, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a knee injury. He was not re-signed after the season.

Personal lifeEdit

His brother Orlando played in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts.[8] Lowry currently lives in Greenbelt, Maryland with his wife Tammy, and daughters Tai and Kelli.


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