Quentin Lowry

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Quentin Lowry
No. 56, 64
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-11-11) November 11, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Shaker Heights (OH)
College: Youngstown State
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 12 / Pick: 329
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Quentin Ivory Lowry (born November 11, 1955) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Youngstown State University.

Early years[edit]

Lowry attended Shaker Heights High School, where he received All-League and All-District honors. He accepted a scholarship from Division II Youngstown State University.

As a sophomore, he became a starter at defensive end, registering 105 tackles (11 for loss) and 3 fumble recoveries. The next year he had 32 tackles (2 for loss) and one interception.

As a senior, he posted 94 tackles (21 for loss) and 5 fumble recoveries, while helping his team reach the 1978 Mid-Continent Conference Championship and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. He finished his career with 231 tackles (34 for loss), 8 fumble recoveries and one interception.

In 1999, he was inducted into the Youngstown State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Lowry was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the twelfth round (329th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft, with the intention of converting him into a linebacker. He was waived on August 6.

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

In 1980, he was signed by the Los Angeles Rams. He was released on August 19.[1]

Hamilton-Tiger Cats (CFL)[edit]

In March 1981, he was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was released before the start of the season.

Washington Redskins[edit]

In 1981, he was signed by the Washington Redskins. On August 24, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a thigh injury and returned to play in 9 games mainly on special teams.[2]

He was released on September 5, 1982.[3] He was recalled on September 7 and played in 9 games.[4] He was a part of the Super Bowl XVII winning team.

Lowry was cut on August 28, 1983.[5] On September 20, he was re-signed to replace Monte Coleman who was placed on the injured reserve list.[6] He was released after 3 games.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 3, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[7] On December 15, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a knee injury. He was not re-signed after the season.

Personal life[edit]

His brother Orlando played in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts.[8] Lowry currently lives in Greenbelt, Maryland with his wife Tammy, and daughters Tai and Kelli.


  1. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Washington Redskins Tuesday obtained tight end Gregg McCrary". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Washington Redskins Monday cut 10 players". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tuesday's Sports Transactions". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Deals". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Washington Redskins Wednesday signed linebacker Quentin Lowry". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Vikings Not In A Pickle With QB Dils". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "This giving man needs a gift of his own: a kidney". Retrieved September 24, 2016. 

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