Quentin Greenough

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Quentin Carl Greenough (January 13, 1919 – August 1, 2005) is a former American football player.

Football career[edit]

Greenough was born in Porterville, California and later moved to San Gabriel, California. He attended Alhambra High School, then enrolled at Oregon State College (later Oregon State University) where he became the starting center.[1] In the 1941 season, he was credited with leading Oregon State's 10–0 defensive effort against Stanford, which behind its new T-formation had not lost a game since 1939.[2] Greenough was chosen as an All-American, helping the Beavers to a Pacific Coast Conference championship and berth in the 1942 Rose Bowl.[3] With Greenough anchoring the offensive line, the underdog Beavers won their first (and so far, only) Rose Bowl, upsetting Duke 20–16.[4]

He later played in the 1944 East-West Shrine Game, and after his college career, served in the United States Coast Guard and played on the Coast Guard's football team.[1]

After football[edit]

When his playing career ended, Greenough became an assistant football coach under Beavers head coach Lon Stiner. He married Rae Ardis DeMoss, becoming the brother-in-law of his Rose Bowl teammate Don Durdan, who was married to another DeMoss sister. (Another sister was Oregon golf champion Grace DeMoss.) Greenough later set up his own general contractor business in Corvallis, Oregon.[1]

Greenough was named to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1981<[5] and the Oregon State University Hall of Fame in 1991.[4] He died in Corvallis in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Obituary: Quentin Greenough". Corvallis Gazette-Times. October 20, 2004. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  2. ^ Clark Shaughnessy Says Best Team Won, Eugene Register-Guard, October 12, 1941.
  3. ^ "Oregon State Football All-Americans" (PDF). Oregon State Football Media Guide. OSUBeavers.com. 2007. p. 191. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame". Oregon State Sports Information. Archived from the original on 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Roll of Honor Members". Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011.