Quincy Enunwa

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Quincy Enunwa
No. 81 – New York Jets
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 27)
Moreno Valley, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Rancho Verde
(Moreno Valley, California)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 209
Career history
Roster status:Reserve/physically unable to perform
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receiving yards:1,617
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Onochie Quincy Enunwa (born May 31, 1992)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Nebraska, and he was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Enunwa attended Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, California. He was selected All-Inland Valley League first-team in high school. He played football and ran track. As a senior, he caught 40 passes for more than 600 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was selected and played in the Inland Empire All-Star Game while in high school.

In addition to football, he competed as a jumper on the school's track & field team. He finished sixth in the triple jump at the 2009 CIF-Southern Meet, setting a personal-best leap of 13.79 meters.[2] He won the high jump at the 2010 Rancho Verde Relays of Champions, with a career-best jump of 2.06 meters.[3]

College career[edit]

Enunwa was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his junior season. He was selected as the 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl MVP and was also the Nebraska Offensive MVP in his senior season. In the 2013 season, Enunwa broke Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers's school record for most touchdown receptions in a season, catching 12 touchdowns in his senior year. At the 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Enunwa broke the Nebraska school record for longest reception, by scoring a touchdown on a 99-yard reception from quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. in the third quarter.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
32 58 in
(0.83 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.45 s 1.56 s 2.50 s 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

The New York Jets selected Enunwa in the sixth round (209th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft on May 10, 2014.[7]


On May 15, 2014, the New York Jets signed Enunwa to a four-year, $2.29 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $78,680.[8]

He was released by the team on September 1, 2014[9] and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[10] Enunwa was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2014.[11] During his rookie year in 2014, Enunwa played in only one game, which was in Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins,[12] and did not record any statistics. On October 19, 2015, Enunwa was suspended for four games of the 2015 season without pay due to violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.[13]


On November 21, Enunwa was re-activated from his suspension. During the 2015 season, he played in 12 games and recorded 315 receiving yards.[14]


With the Jets being short-handed on tight ends in 2016, the team announced that Enunwa would be the slot receiver and an end-around sweep specialist.[15]

In 2016, Enunwa has had a breakout year filling in for the injured wide receiver Eric Decker, coming second in receptions, yards, and touchdown receptions on the team. Enunwa posted a quality performance on Thursday Night Football in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills on September 15, 2016 when he had six receptions for 92 yards in the 37–31 victory.[16][17][18] Enunwa had a great third season, having totals of 58 catches, 857 yards, and four touchdowns.[19]


On August 7, 2017, Enunwa was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury.[20] It was eventually revealed that Enunwa was diagnosed with bulging discs in his neck, and that aftermath of surgery could require from six to nine months to recover.[21][22]


Enunwa returned healthy in 2018, recording 38 receptions for 449 yards and one touchdown.[23] He was placed on injured reserve on December 29, 2018.[24]

On December 28, 2018, Enunwa signed a four-year, $36 million contract extension with the Jets through the 2022 season.[25]


On September 11, 2019, it was announced that Enunwa would miss the remainder of the season after suffering a neck injury in the first quarter of the Jets' season-opening loss to the Bills.[26]


On May 5, 2020, the Jets announced that Enunwa would miss the entire 2020 season and was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.[27][28]


  1. ^ "Quincy Enunwa Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  2. ^ http://ca.milesplit.com/meets/54166/results/93075
  3. ^ http://ca.milesplit.com/meets/65189/results/115373
  4. ^ "Notes: Enunwa lands in Husker record book, not once but twice". omaha.com. Omaha World-Herald. January 1, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=107139&draftyear=2014&genpos=WR
  6. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/quincy-enunwa?id=2543828
  7. ^ "NFL Draft 2014: Jets select receiver Quincy Enunwa, defensive end IK Enemkpali with back-to-back sixth-round picks". nj.com. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Spotrac.com: Quincy Enunwa contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  9. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "Jets Sign CB Adams, Release WR Enunwa". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  10. ^ Slater, Darryl (September 2, 2014). "Jets complete practice squad by adding rookies Quincy Enunwa, Jeremiah George". NJ.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  11. ^ Cosentino, Dom (December 27, 2014). "Jets place safety Rontez Miles on IR, promote wideout Quincy Enunwa from practice squad". NJ.com. Archived from the original on December 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  12. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/quincyenunwa/2543828/gamelogs?season=2014
  13. ^ "Jets wideout Quincy Enunwa suspended four games". nbcsports.com. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  14. ^ "Quincy Enunwa 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  15. ^ Phillips, Gary. "Expect Quincy Enunwa to be a major factor in Jets offense". Jets Wire. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "Jets Week 2 Game Ball: Quincy Enunwa". Gang Green Nation. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  17. ^ Hughes, Connor. "Jets have found their 3rd option on offense: Quincy Enunwa". NJ.com. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  18. ^ Costello, Brian. "Jets' new-found weapon solves a year-long dilemma". New York Post. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  19. ^ "Quincy Enunwa 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  20. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Jets place Quincy Enunwa (neck) on injured reserve". NFL. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  21. ^ "Quincy Enunwa likely out 6-9 months due to bulging disk in neck". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  22. ^ Allen, Eric (August 7, 2017). "Quincy Enunwa Likely Out 6-9 Months". NewYorkJets.com.
  23. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/E/EnunQu00.htm
  24. ^ Allen, Eric; Greenberg, Ethan (December 29, 2018). "Jets Place CB Morris Claiborne, WR Quincy Enunwa and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com.
  25. ^ Knoblauch, Austin (December 28, 2018). "Quincy Enunwa signs four-year, $36M Jets extension". NFL.com.
  26. ^ "Jets' Quincy Enunwa done for season after suffering another neck injury". MSN. September 11, 2019.
  27. ^ Cimini, Rich (May 5, 2020). "Jets WR Quincy Enunwa still can't play, out for 2020 season". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  28. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (May 5, 2020). "Jets Place WRs Quincy Enunwa, Josh Bellamy on Reserve/PUP". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved May 5, 2020.

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