The favorite to retain his starting role at free safety after starting the final nine games of the 2003 season ... the most experienced returnee of the defensive backfield ... has also been a special teams stalwart the past three seasons ... a former cornerback who moved to safety in 2002 ... has quick feet and is extremely physical.
2003 (JUNIOR): Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 58 (39 solos) and intercepted four passes, in addition to recovering two fumbles ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss, shared a quarterback sack ... took over the starting role at free safety in the Purdue game after starter Glenn Earl went down with a knee injury ... made two tackles versus Washington State ... made second career interception versus Michigan State, returning the pick 18 yards ... also posted four tackles versus the Spartans ... recorded five tackles against Purdue, including his first career tackle for loss ... also picked up half a sack with Justin Tuck against Purdue ... had first career pass break-up and logged two tackles versus Pittsburgh ... recorded five tackles and his first career fumble recovery versus Southern California ... played a career-high 32:51 versus USC ... registered a then career-high six tackles against Boston College ... made three tackles against Florida State ... made a career-high 10 tackles against Navy ... made second interception of the season versus Brigham Young and had eight tackles against the Cougars ... had one interception and a fumble recovery against Stanford ... scored a touchdown on a 65-yard fumble return versus the Cardinal ... also recorded two tackles against Stanford ... made nine tackles and intercepted a pass against Syracuse ... led the Irish with four interceptions in 2003 ... played 265:35 on the season.
2002 (SOPHOMORE): A reserve cornerback in 2002 ... played on special teams in all 13 games ... for the season, he made two tackles (both solos) and intercepted a pass ... recorded his first tackle of the season against Stanford ... also had one tackle against Florida State ... saw action in the secondary versus Rutgers, grabbing his first career interception (30-yard return) ... played a total of 41 seconds on defense and recorded 141 special teams appearances on the season.
2001 (FRESHMAN): A reserve cornerback in 2001 ... played on special teams in seven games ... credited with three tackles (one solo) on the season ... made his first career appearance against Michigan State ... recorded first career tackle versus Pittsburgh ... had two tackles against Southern California ... made 48 special teams appearances on the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Ga. ... made 90 tackles to go with seven interceptions and 13 passes broken up as senior in 2000 ... won four letters in football as defensive back and wide receiver ... a two-time team captain helped team to pair of league crowns ... had nine interceptions as a junior ... honorable mention pick on Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Class 5A all-state squad ... first-team Class 5A all-state pick as a junior ... two-time all-Atlanta selection and four-time all-league pick ... selected for Georgia-Florida prep all-star game ... earned three letters as guard in basketball and captained basketball team as senior ... great-grandson of former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, a Hall of Famer who ranks as winningest coach in NCAA history ... full name is Quentin Antonio Burrell ... born Nov. 26, 1982 in Monroe, La. ... posted a 3.167 grade-point average in the fall of 2002 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology and computer applications.