Quentin Lowry
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Personal information
Born: (1955-11-11) November 11, 1955 (age 68)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
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
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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. He played high school football at Shaker Heights High School

Early years

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.

On May 6, 1978 Lowry participated as an amateur heavyweight boxer in Sigma Epsilon Fraternity "Fight Nite" at the Youngstown State University Beegly Center Arena. He defeated Carmine Zarlenga, now a Washington, DC litigation attorney, in the match.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

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 Rams

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

Hamilton-Tiger Cats (CFL)

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 Redskins

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]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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.

Personal life

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


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  2. ^ "The Washington Redskins Tuesday obtained tight end Gregg McCrary". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Washington Redskins Monday cut 10 players". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Tuesday's Sports Transactions". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Deals". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Washington Redskins Wednesday signed linebacker Quentin Lowry". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Vikings Not In A Pickle With QB Dils". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "This giving man needs a gift of his own: a kidney". Retrieved September 24, 2016.