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Quincy Monk
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No. 93, 41     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-01-30)January 30, 1979
Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Date of death: November 24, 2015(2015-11-24) (aged 36)
Place of death: Raleigh, North Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2002 2003)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     9
Sacks     0.0
Games played     15
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Quincy Omar Monk (January 30, 1979 – November 24, 2015) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Houston Texans. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Giants. He played college football at North Carolina.

Early yearsEdit

Monk was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He attended White Oak High School where he played quarterback, safety and defensive end. At White Oak, he also played basketball where as well as in football he was named All-conference and All-area in his junior and senior seasons.[1]

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

The New York Giants drafted Monk in the seventh round (246th overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was one of six players from North Carolina taken, which was then the highest since seven were taken in 1998.[2] Monk signed a three–year $930,500 contract with the Giants on June 24.[3] During the Giants 2002 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Monk almost had his head "decapitated" when tight end Dan Campbell drop–kicked his helmet. Campbell later apologized for the incident.[4] He recorded three tackles during his rookie season.[5] In October, Monk and Giants teammates, Will Allen, Brian Mitchell, Marcellus Rivers, Kevin Lewis, Tim Carter, Delvin Joyce, Nick Greisen and Ataveus Cash participated in a cooking competition sponsored by the Giants.[6] In 2003, Monk recorded four tackles for the Giants.[5] He was released as a final cut before the 2004 season on September 5.[7] Throughout his career with New York, Monk was inactivated in 19 games[3] and played in 13.[5]

Houston TexansEdit

Monk signed with the Houston Texans on December 17, 2004[3] and played in two games for the team, recording two tackles.[5] He was released on August 30, 2005.[8]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2002 NYG 9 3 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NYG 4 4 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 HOU 2 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 15 9 7 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
[9]

Post careerEdit

Monk was hired by Argentum Capital Management as a managing director.[10] A few weeks later he was appointed to the University of North Carolina's Board of Visitors. He also held positions at Citigroup Smith Barney and Captrust following his playing days.[11] He was employed as a senior recruiter at The Select Group in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Monk suffered a stroke in the summer of 2015 and while in for treatment, doctors discovered that he had cancer. He died on November 24, 2015 from cancer at the age of 36.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "#41 Quincy Monk". North Carolina Tar Heels. Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080212083354/http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/monk_quincy00.html. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  2. "Day 2: Thornton, Evans, Curry, Monk drafted". Scout.com. April 21, 2002. http://northcarolina.scout.com/2/45357.html. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Quincy Monk player news". KFFL. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141205005955/http://www.kffl.com/player/5793/nfl/news. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  4. O'Connor, Ian (January 6, 2003). "Shockey's lead pollutes Giants". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/oconnor/2003-01-06-oconnor_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Quincy Monk". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/players/profile?id=MON242245. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  6. Zidel, Lauren (October 2, 2003). "Big Blue (Grid) Iron Chef Cook-Off". Giants.com. http://www.giants.com/news/off_the_field/story.asp?story_id=1287. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  7. Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2004). "Giants Make Final Cuts". Giants.com. http://www.giants.com/news/headlines/story.asp?story_id=1320. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  8. "TRANSACTIONS". New York Times. August 30, 2005. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9901E6D91631F933A0575BC0A9639C8B63. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  9. "Quincy Monk Stats". ESPN Internet Vnetures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/3747/quincy-monk. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  10. "Argentum Capital Management Hires Quincy Monk as Managing Director". Carolina News Wire. July 9, 2008. http://carolinanewswire.com/news/News.cgi?database=001news.db&command=viewone&id=209&op=t. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  11. "Quincy Monk Appointed to UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors". Carolina News Wire. July 25, 2008. http://carolinanewswire.com/news/News.cgi?database=001news.db&command=viewone&id=640&op=t. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  12. http://www.sportal.co.nz/article/news/former-nfl-unc-linebacker-quincy-monk-dies-at-36/1dj2cfuwhiy4s1neykckngf0zx

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