(born October 27, 1984 in Dublin, Ohio) is an American football
quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team. Brady graduated from Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, and is majoring in finance and political science. He is 6'4" (1.93 meters) tall and weighs in at 231 pounds (105 kilograms). Brady's football ability is helped by the fact that in addition to his athleticism, he is quite strong. He can bench press 350 pounds (160 kg), and squat 475 pounds (215 kg). Brady is described as a quiet, gentlemanly individual who would ultimately like to be an attorney. He was employed part-time by a Columbus, Ohio law office during the summer of 2005.
During the 2005 College Football season, Quinn completed 292 of 450 pass attempts for 3,919 yards and 32 touchdowns statistically making him one of the year's top performing QBs in NCAA Div. I-A college football. He finished the season 5th in total offense, 7th in pass efficiency, 7th in points responsible for, 6th in passing, 3rd in total passing yards, and 3rd in passing yards per game.
Under Brady, the Irish Passing offense finished the year 4th in the nation.
Prior to the start of the 2006 college football season, Brady Quinn was featured on the 2006-08-22 issue of Sports Illustrated's 2006 College Football Preview issue along with then-teammates Tom Zbikowski and Travis Thomas with the caption "Notre Dame: The Battle For No. 1." Quinn was expected to lead his Fighting Irish squad as one of the best college football quarterbacks in the country. However, the team's #2 pre-season seed was put to the test in games against the Michigan Wolverines on 2006-09-16 in which the Irish lost 47-21 and USC Trojans on 2006-11-25 in which the Irish lost 24-44.Arguably, these were the team's two biggest games of the season, and proved to be the team's only regular-season losses all season.
However, despite the somewhat disappointing season for the Fighting Irish in which the team finished ranked #11, Quinn posted rather impressive numbers. Quinn finished the season with 3,426 yards on 289 completions out of 467 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9% and 7.34 yards-per-attempt. He threw 37 touchdowns to only 7 interceptions, and was sacked 31 times. Brady finished the regular season with a passing efficiency rating of 146.65, which ranked him 18th in the country.
Quinn and the Fighting Irish were invited to the 2007 Sugar Bowl on 2007-01-03, where the team would face off against the LSU Tigers. However, Quinn would prove to be outmatched against LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, who passed for more than 300 yards to Brady's 148. Quinn threw only two touchdown passes, both in the first half,[ and the Tigers held Notre Dame scoreless through the second half of the game to defeat the Fighting Irish 14-41. Quinn's poor performance in the Sugar Bowl mirrored that of the performance Troy Smith had in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game for the
Ohio State Buckeyes.
Following the 2006 season, Quinn won several awards, including the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for the best college quarterback in the nation and the Maxwell Award for the best college football player. Brady finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting behind Troy Smith and Darren McFadden. He was also named the Cingular All-America Player of the Year and was named to the 2006 AP All-America Team as a second-team quarterback.
Following his career at Notre Dame, Quinn was touted as being the "quarterback who helped restore the Irish back to respectability."
On draft day, the Cleveland Browns selected Joe Thomas, an offensive lineman from Wisconsin, with the third pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Many suspected the Browns would select Quinn with the third pick. However, Quinn was told not to be surprised when the Browns did not select him with the third overall pick in the draft by the Clevland Browns' general manager, Phil Savage, the night before the draft. After several other teams passed Quinn up, including the Miami Dolphins, with the number nine pick in the draft (with which they selected Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.), Quinn fell to the 22nd pick in the draft. With the Dallas Cowboys on the clock, the Browns initiated a trade that sent their second-round pick (36th overall) and their first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft to the Cowboys for their first-round pick (22nd overall). Wasting no time, the Browns selected Brady Quinn with that 22nd pick. Brady stated that he was happy to have fallen to number 22, because he ended up with the Browns, which is the team that he had wanted to play for all along.
Following the draft, Quinn was lambasted by Joe Theismann in a radio interview, claiming that Quinn looked "unprofessional" when he was on stage following his name being called. Theismann was bothered by the appearance of Quinn's hair and the fact that he was chewing gum. Quinn responded by saying that he apologizes to "anyone, obviously, who is a Notre Dame alum, or for those fans who thought I wasn't being very business like" (sic), saying that he was there for a long time and that the last thing that he thought of after his name was called was whether he was chewing gum or straightening his tie. "I was just trying to get on stage as fast as possible and get that Browns jersey in my hand," Quinn said
Brady is expected to compete with fellow quarterbacks Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson for the starting job in Cleveland . However, head coach Romeo Crennel is not so straightforward as to simply hand the reigns over to Quinn, saying that he is going to put Quinn "out there and let [him] compete. If [he] wins the [job, he plays]. If [he doesn't, he'll] sit and hopefully play somewhere down the road
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Despite his boyish demeanor and the look that a lot of women pine for, this Notre Dame fighting Irish Quarterback
has garnered more than enough of his share of awards. Among them are:
The 4th place in the nationwide Heisman Trophy race.
And the Sammy Baugh trophy - awarded to the nations top passers .
Although he was not invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City, Quinn finished fourth in the voting for the prestigious honor, receiving seven first-place votes. He finished behind Reggie Bush (winner), Vince Young (2nd), and Matt Leinart (3rd). As he will be the only player out of the top 10 vote getters that will be returning for the 2006 NCAA season, Quinn is the de facto front-runner for the 2006 Heisman trophy.
Head Coach Charlie Weis is often credited for Quinn's development into one of the nation's top passers. Weis also developed NFL superstar Tom Brady.
In terms of other accomplishments, Quinn was the recipient of the Sammy Baugh trophy which is awarded to college football's top passer by the Touchdown Club of Columbus as well as the winner of the Maxwell Trophy.
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After an initial holdout,Quinn signed a five-year deal with the Browns worth a reported $20.2 million, with $7.5 million guaranteed. He could make up to $30 million with incentives. Quinn's 10-day absence from training camp had all but ensured he will not win the Browns' starting job. Quinn's first NFL action came in the 4th quarter of the second game of the 2007 preseason. He was 13/20 (65%) for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns.
On September 11, 2007 starting quarterback Charlie Frye was traded to the
Seattle Seahawks for a sixth round draft pick, moving Quinn to second on the Brown's depth chart behind Derek Anderson. On December 30, 2007, when Anderson hurt his pinky and wrist, Quinn made his debut in the Browns' final game of the season against the
San Francisco 49ers. Although there was speculation that the Browns would trade Anderson to get back into the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Browns' general manager, Phil Savage, later stated that he hoped to sign Anderson, and keep both quarterbacks for the 2008 season
On February 29, the first day of free agency, after speculation that Anderson would leave Cleveland to pursue a bigger contract, Anderson agreed to a three-year contract to stay with the Browns through the 2010 season
Coming into the 2007 NFL season there is no Cleveland fan that could have predicted that the Browns would have a ten-win season and yet still finish the season disappointed. Yet, that is exactly what took place as the Browns failed to make the playoffs despite an impressive record. The 2007 Cleveland Browns were without question the most surprising story in the NFL this regular season, surpassing any and all expectations. Still, there is little question that the Browns could have and, in all reality, should have gone even further this year.
Week one of the 2007 NFL regular season must feel like years ago for Browns fans. The Browns were trounced by the hated
Pittsburgh Steelers and appeared to be well on their way to yet another pathetic. Then, the team traded (gave) Charlie Frye away to Seattle and named Derek Anderson the starter, much to the chagrin to many a Cleveland fan who wanted to see first-round draft pick Brady Quinn start.
Anderson, however, was better than anybody could have imagined. Granted, his 29 touchdowns, 19 interceptions and 82.5 rating aren't earth-shattering. Anderson, however, was the quarterback and more importantly the leader that the Browns have been searching for since the franchise's return to the NFL. Perhaps even more important for the Browns, Anderson's play in 2007 kept Quinn on the bench all season long, giving him the opportunity to learn the game in the same manner as Carson Palmer.
Seahawks waive QB Josh Portis The Seahawks have waived quarterback Josh Portis, who earlier this month was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol . Portis, who took part in Monday's organize team activities, was in his second stint with the Seahawks, competing for the backup job with Brady Quinn and Jerrod Johnson.
Wish Josh Cribbs was used more on offense during his time here: Browns Comment of the Day "For several years, Cribbs was the most entertaining athlete on a Browns squad lacking entertainment. A college quarterback, it amazes me that the Browns did not give him more snaps at that position. Especially considering who was getting the snaps the first 5 years Cribbs was here: Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, and Brady Quinn." - wilco105
Seahawks waive Josh Portis The Seahawks have just announced that they have waived backup quarterback Josh Portis . The news comes a day after it was revealed that he had been arrested on suspicion of DUI on May 5. Portis was one of four quarterbacks on Seattle's roster, and one of three competing for the backup job behind Russell Wilson . The others are Brady Quinn and Jerrod Johnson . The Seahawks almost certainly will ...
2013 undrafted free agents: Chiefs sign 25 The Kansas City Chiefs needed a total overhaul in many ways after a 2-14 campaign in 2012. Enter new general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, who have completely reshaped the roster in a matter of months. Out with Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn ; in with Alex Smith and Chase Daniel . The Chiefs made plenty of other moves in free agency, adding defensive end Mike DeVito , corners Sean ...
NFL Draft Day 2 storylines: Big names set to come off the board Although the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, arguably the biggest "names" are still available. For the casual fan, they'll recognize more players picked today than they did in the first round. Here are the major storylines to follow today: Geno Smith Watch 2013 Much like the great Brady Quinn Watch of 2007 and Aaron Rodgers Watch 2005, Geno Smith will be the overarching ...