CAREER: Three-year monogram winner has played primarily on special teams but also as a reserve linebacker ... has played in 34 games for the Irish, recording 17 tackles including 10 solo tackles ... made 357 special teams appearances in his career ... competing this fall for playing time at inside linebacker.
2007 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games as reserve linebacker and also on special teams ... recorded five tackles with one tackle for loss ... registered 56:20 of playing time as a junior including 107 special teams appearances.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 12 games solely on special teams ... made eight tackles (five solos) ... blocked a punt to set up a touchdown in the regular season finale at USC ... made 142 appearances on special teams.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams to earn a monogram ... made four tackles (two solos) ... made one solo tackle versus Purdue ... made one tackle in the win over Navy ... made one tackle in the win over Syracuse ... had a tackle vs. Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... logged 1:00 of playing time with 108 special teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia, Pa. ... a three-year starter at both receiver and linebacker ... 2004 Philadelphia Catholic League Player of the Year ... a member of the 2004 Pennsylvania Big 33 Team ... a finalist for the Maxwell Football Club's 2004 Player of the Year honor ... named all-state at linebacker in 2004 and all-city, all-Southeastern Pennsylvania and all-area at receiver ... named conference and team MVP in 2004 ... as a senior in 2004, he caught 32 passes for 599 yards and four TDs and returned 18 punts for 195 yards ... on defense in '04, he made 74 tackles (44 solos), including 14 for losses, with six sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, recovered two fumbles and broke up 20 passes ... for his career, he had 78 receptions for 1,649 yards (21.1 avg.) and 17 TDs ... career defensive totals: 211 tackles (123 solos) including 41 tackles for loss, 24 sacks, 40 pass breakups, seven fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles and four interceptions ... led St. Joseph's Prep to a 38-3 record in his three seasons on the varsity, including undefeated seasons in 2002 (13-0) and 2003 (12-0) ... coached by Gil Brooks ... full name is Stephen Michael Quinn ... one of three children ... born May 14, 1986, in Philadelphia, Pa. ... son of John and Patricia Quinn ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.