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Robert Quinn
No. 94     St. Louis Rams
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Ladson, South Carolina
High School: North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-American (2009)
  • First-team All-ACC (2009)
  • NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 8, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     52
Sacks     15.5
Forced Fumbles     1
Stats at NFL.com

Robert Quinn (born May 18, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.

High school careerEdit

Quinn attended Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. As a senior his season was shortened after undergoing brain surgery for a benign tumor.[1] Quinn made a full recovery and was able to resume his football career. Had 54 tackles and five sacks, 10 TFL and 21 quarterback hurries before the surgery. He was ranked the 19th best defensive end recruit by Scout.com and the 18th by Rivals.com[2][3] He was also a 3-time heavyweight state champ in 4A wrestling.

College careerEdit

As a freshman in 2008 Quinn started 12 of 13 games, recording 34 tackles (6.5 for losses) and two sacks and forced two fumbles. He was also named the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award winner as the league's most courageous player and finished third in the voting for the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.[4]

As a sophomore in 2009 Quinn had 52 tackles and led the ACC and was 15th in the country in tackles for losses with 19.0 and was second in the league and 16th in the nation in sacks with 11.0 sacks. Additionally, he had three pass breakups and was second in the ACC and fourth in the country with six forced fumbles. For his efforts he was a First-team All-ACC selection and was a Second-team All-American by CBS. He also finished second in the ACC Defensive Player of the Year voting.[5]

As a junior in 2010, Quinn missed the season after he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for lying to investigators about receiving travel accommodations and jewelry.[6]

Professional careerEdit

2011 NFL DraftEdit

Already in April 2010, Quinn was regarded as one of the top prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.[7][8] Despite sitting out all of his junior season, he was still projected to be a top-10 selection in January 2011.[9] His stock slightly dropped after the combine, projectim him at No. 11 in early March.[10] Quinn was eventually drafted as the 14th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 265 lb 4.60 s 1.61 s 2.67 s 4.31 s 6.99 s 34 in 10 ft 5 in 24 rep x

St. Louis RamsEdit

2011Edit

On July 30, 2011 Quinn signed a four-year $9.4 million contract (including a $5.3 million signing bonus) with the St. Louis Rams and arrived a day late to practice due to the birth of his first son.[13] On September 19, 2011, Quinn recorded his first career sack against the Giants on Monday Night Football. On October 30, 2011, Quinn recorded his second sack and blocked a punt against the New Orleans Saints, earning the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award for his effort.[14] Quinn ended his rookie season with five sacks, three blocked punts, and generated positive reviews for his pass rushing skills.[15]

2012Edit

In Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, Quinn recorded 3 sacks, a pass deflect, and the first forced fumble of his career.

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