Quincy McDuffie

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Quincy McDuffie
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Kickoff returner
Punt returner
Personal information
Born: (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990 (age 27)
Orlando, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Edgewater
College: UCF
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Conference USA first team (2010, 2012)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Quincy McDuffie (born September 24, 1990)[1] is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was most recently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the UCF Knights of the University of Central Florida. He was named to the All-Conference USA first team in 2010 and 2012. McDuffie has also been a member of the Denver Broncos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Dallas Cowboys.

High school[edit]

McDuffie played on the track and football teams at Edgewater High School.[2] He ran a 46-second quarter-mile[3] and was the district champion and regional champion in the 200 meters in track in 2008.[2] He played defensive back and wide receiver in football.[2]


McDuffie played on the UCF football team from 2009 to 2012. As a true freshman in 2009, he had 8 receptions for 126 yards, 11 rushes for 55 yards, and 39 kickoff returns for 944 yards. He had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in his first collegiate game.[2]

The following year, McDuffie had 13 receptions for 144 yards, 10 rushes for 54 yards, and 27 kick returns for 869 yards. He had kickoff returns of 93 yards and 95 yards for touchdowns. He was a first team All-Conference USA selection.[2]

McDuffie had 43 receptions for 482 yards, 12 rushes for 132 yards, and 7 kickoff returns for 106 yards in 2011.[2]

In 2012, McDuffie had 28 receptions for 350 yards, 19 rushes for 170 yards, and 17 kickoff returns for 582 yards. His 34.2 yard average on kick returns ranked first in the nation. In an October game against Marshall, McDuffie set a school and Conference USA record by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns – one 97 yards and the other 98 yards – in the same game.[4] In November, he scored a touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return against ECU.[5] McDuffie was named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year and was a first team All-Conference USA selection.[2][6][7] He set school records for career kickoff returns, with 90; career kickoff return yards, with 2,501; and career kickoff return touchdowns, with 6.[2][6]

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

McDuffie was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos on April 28, 2013. He was waived by the team on August 26, 2013, after suffering a hamstring injury.[8]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

McDuffie was signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on May 27, 2014. In two seasons in Hamilton, McDuffie only played in two games, catching 2 passes for 8 yards.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On January 22, 2016 McDuffie signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[9] McDuffie played in 13 games for the Bombers in 2016, mostly playing as kick and punt return specialist.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On January 31, 2017, McDuffie signed a reserve/future contract with the Dallas Cowboys.[10] He was waived on June 2, 2017.[11]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On August 1, 2017, McDuffie signed a two-year contract with the Ottawa Redblacks.[12] He was released by the Redblacks on April 3, 2018.[13]


McDuffie was born in Orlando, Florida[14] to Quincy Howard and Vonetta Burch.[2] He has a younger brother, Alton Howard, who played receiver, running back and defensive back in his junior year at Edgewater High School and College ball for the Tennessee Volunteers.[15] McDuffie is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 178 pounds. His major is general studies, with minors in coaching and hospitality management.[2]


  1. ^ "Athlete Profile: Quincy McDuffie". IAAF. 2012. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Quincy McDuffie Profile". UCF Football. 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Buchalter, Bill (December 13, 2013). "Edgewater's Quincy McDuffie a true success story". Bright House Sports Network. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tenorio, Paul (October 28, 2012). "UCF's Quincy McDuffie set school, NCAA records with kickoff return touchdowns". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Haisten, Bill (November 17, 2012). "Key matchup: Cole Way vs. Quincy McDuffie". Tulsa World. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "UCF's Kemal Ishmael, Quincy McDuffie earn C-USA player of the year honors". Orlando Sentinel. December 5, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Around the Conference USA". USA Today. December 12, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wide receivers Greg Orton, Quincy McDuffie among Denver Broncos' early cuts". FoxNews.com. August 25, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  9. ^ Rosset, Mitch. "Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring in international quarterback and receiver". Global News. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  10. ^ Phillips, Rob (January 31, 2017). "Cowboys Sign Two Receivers To Their Reserve/Future List". DallasCowboys.com. 
  11. ^ Phillips, Rob (June 2, 2017). "Cowboys Waive WR Quincy McDuffie, Sign Center Ross Burbank". DallasCowboys.com. 
  12. ^ "Redblacks sign former Bombers WR McDuffie - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  13. ^ "Transactions | April 3, 2018 - Ottawa REDBLACKS". Ottawa REDBLACKS. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-04-04. 
  14. ^ "#14 Quincy McDuffie". The Washington Post. 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ Sonnone, Brendan (February 20, 2011). "Talent is in the genes for Edgewater's Alton Howard and UCF's Quincy McDuffie". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 4, 2013.