Quintin Demps

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Quintin Demps
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Demps in 2010.
No. 35     New York Giants
Safety / Return Specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-29) June 29, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: San Antonio (TX) Roosevelt
College: Texas–El Paso
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 2008 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Co-WAC Freshman of the Year (2004)
  • Honorable mention All-WAC (2004)
  • Third-team SN Freshman All-American (2004)
  • 2× First-team All-Conference USA (2006-2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 126
Sacks 1.0
INTs 7
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Quintin Lamon Demps (born June 29, 1985) is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas-El Paso.

Demps has also been a member of the Hartford Colonials and the Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Demps was born in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in San Antonio and was a student and a letterman in football and track. In football, as a junior, he led his team to the District Title and was a second team All-District 26-5A selection. As a senior, he was named as an All-District 26-5A selection, an All-Greater San Antonio selection, and as an All-State Honorable Mention selection. Demps graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2003.

College career[edit]

Demps earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a senior at UTEP in 2007, when he had a pair of 100-yard interception returns. Demps ranks second in school history with 17 picks.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Demps was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the team on May 30, 2008.[1]

Demps proved to be a very good kick returner for the Eagles in 2008, finishing fourth in the NFL in kick return yards. He averaged 25.3 yards per kick return. He scored his first career touchdown in week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens with a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown.[2] In his rookie season, Demps had 18 tackles and one sack.

According to former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, Demps was the favorite to start at free safety for the Eagles in 2009. However, Macho Harris beat Demps for the starting job.

Demps was waived on September 4, 2010.

Hartford Colonials[edit]

Demps was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on November 8, 2010.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

Demps was signed by the Houston Texans on December 7, 2010, after the team placed defensive end Jesse Nading on injured reserve. On September 3, 2011 Demps was cut. Demps re-signed with the Texans on October 25, 2011, after Danieal Manning was lost for 4–6 weeks due to a broken leg. Demps was again resigned on April 4, 2012 to a multi-year contract.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 22, 2013.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

Demps was signed by the New York Giants on March 16, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 30, 2008). "Eagles, Demps Agree To Four-Year Deal". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Hartford Colonials Game Notes". oursportscentral.com. November 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  3. ^ Chiefs Tweak Roster on Defense
  4. ^ "Giants add Thurmond, Demps". ESPN.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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