Quentin McCord Wiki – Biography
John McCord was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Kentucky.
In his career, McCord also played with the Oakland Raiders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos. He finished his career playing arena football with the Kentucky Horsemen in the AF2.
McCord attended the University of Kentucky where he is considered one of the first players in the “LaGrange pipeline”. At Kentucky, he recorded 1,743 career receiving yards, ranking fourth all-time among Kentucky receivers.
McCord was selected in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for three seasons. While playing for the Falcons, he recorded 23 receptions for 427 yards and a touchdown. The best statistical year of his career came in 2002 when he recorded 11 receptions for 253 yards and one touchdown. He also played as a kick and punt returner. He then spent part of the 2004 season on the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders.
He was out of football in 2005, however, he signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2006. On April 20, he re-signed with the Blue Bombers, however, he was later released. On September 2, he was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos. However, he was later released, and then on October 2, he was re-signed, and on April 10, 2008, he was released.
Quentin McCord Age
John McCord was 42 years old.
Cause of Death
Former Kentucky football star wide receiver Quentin McCord has passed away. He was 42.
A native of LaGrange, Georgia, McCord played professionally in his home state. Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft, he recorded 23 receptions for 427 yards and a touchdown in three years with the team. He was a member of the Oakland Raiders practice squad in 2004, his last year in the NFL. McCord bounced around the CFL before ultimately ending his football career back in Lexington with the Kentucky Horsemen in 2009.
Our thoughts and prayers are with McCord and his family during this difficult time.
McCord’s quarterback in college was Tim Couch. Couch tweeted his condolences on Thursday.
Sadden to hear this news. McCord was a great receiver and a favorite target of @TimCouchQB during the Hal Mumme era. RIP Quentin. https://t.co/tw0SNO1Y5Q
— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) August 13, 2020
Kentucky football tweeted highlights from two of McCord’s biggest plays which were also two of the program’s biggest road wins in UK history.
The late great Quentin McCord made huge plays in two of the biggest road wins in UK history.
In 1998 at No. 21 LSU, his end-around run set up the game-winning FG as time expired.
In 1999 at Vandy, he raced 80 yards for the winning TD that sent UK to the Music City Bowl. pic.twitter.com/MKdl2yddBC
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 13, 2020
McCord’s net worth is unclear.