The Wolfpacker

January 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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68 ■ THE WOLFPACKER WHEREARETHEYNOW? Pro recognition from the Associated Press in both 1983 and 1985, and was a five- time Pro Bowl selection (1983-87). Quick dominated his second season, catching 69 passes for 1,409 yards and 13 touchdowns from quarterback Ron Jawor- ski, who is currently an ESPN television analyst. Buddy Ryan took over as head coach in 1986, and the transition to quarterback Randall Cunningham started to take place. Playoff appearances soon followed, but Quick's injuries started to take a toll his last three years, and he retired at age 31 in 1990. Quick finished his NFL career with 363 catches for 6,464 yards and 61 touch- downs in 101 games played. The Eagles won at least 10 games during his last three years, and he was part of the memorable "Fog Bowl" playoff loss to the Chicago Bears on Dec. 31, 1988, when a thick fog settled over the field, reducing visibility to 15-20 yards. "I was able to live the dream, and I got out in one piece," Quick said. "I'm just thankful. I had my time, but I wouldn't want to go back." Quick is also part of a small group of former Eagles players who successfully transitioned into television or radio. Ja- worski, wide receiver Cris Carter, defen- sive back Herman Edwards and defensive tackle Mike Golic all became well known television/media personalities. Getting to know some of the other play- ers in the NFL at the Pro Bowl was par- ticularly fun for Quick. "I remember 'Sweetness' Walter Payton called, came over and picked a couple of us guys up, and we got a Rolex," Quick said about the legendary Chicago Bears running back. "I bought my first Rolex with him." Quick also remains good friends with several past NC State teammates, includ- ing former roommate Dwight Sullivan, a fullback, and defensive back Donnie LeGrande. He also has remained in close contact with tackle Ricky Bunch, wide receivers Lee Jukes and Buster Ray, de- fensive back Woodrow Wilson, defensive tackle Simon Gupton and defensive end James Butler. "Donnie is like my brother," Quick said. "I made life-long friends while at NC State. We had a great group of guys. We are attached for life." ■ Quick had a nine-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles and currently serves as the fran- chise's color analyst on radio broadcasts. PHOTO COURTESY SPORTSRADIO 94WIP

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