All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate ? Enters fall practice as the projected starter at tailback ? Showed flashes of brilliance during his first three seasons, turning in some spectacular performances when Marcel Shipp was injured ? Has played in 36 career games, making five starts.
2000: Saw action in every game of the season at tailback, starting twice ? Also one of UMass? top kickoff returners ? Rushed 130 times on the season for 686 yards and six touchdowns ? Also caught 12 passes for 133 yards and returned 13 kickoffs for 220 yards ? Ranked second on the team with 1,039 all-purpose yards ? Ran four times for 21 yards at Rhode Island ? Had four carries for 28 yards and one reception for 18 yards against Delaware ? Rushed 12 times for 54 yards in the victory over Villanova ? Ran 16 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns against AIC, in addition to catching two passes for 16 yards ? Caught a team-high four passes for 44 yards against Maine, while also carrying 15 times for 43 yards ? Had 38 carries for a career-high 241 yards and two touchdowns in victory at Northeastern ? Placed ninth on the UMass single-game rushing list with his 241 yards against the Huskies, and fourth for carries with 38 ? Received the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet as the New England Division I Player of the Week, while also being named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week and the WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following the Northeastern game ? Also selected to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll after his performance against Northeastern ? Rushed 10 times for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Hofstra ? Carried 13 times for 50 yards against New Haven ? Rushed 11 times for 36 yards against William & Mary.
1999: Backup tailback ? Also one of UMass? top kick returners ? Played in all 13 games on the season, starting twice (against Rhode Island and Hofstra) ? Rushed 86 times for 413 yards and three touchdowns ? Also caught 12 passes for 120 yards and returned eight kickoffs for 130 yards ? Totaled three receptions for 22 yards and six carries for 16 yards in NCAA first-round win at Furman ? Had 16 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown against Connecticut, while also catching two passes for 28 yards and running back a kickoff for 20 yards ? Ran 10 times for 27 yards at William & Mary ? Had five carries for 47 yards at Richmond ? Rushed four times for 29 yards against Rhode Island, while also making a tackle ? Ran for a season-high 127 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in the win over Northeastern, while also catching three passes for 26 yards ? Caught three passes for 37 yards against Hofstra, while also rushing once for 14 yards ? Had two carries for 12 yards at Villanova ? Carried eight times for 27 yards against New Hampshire, while also catching a pass for seven yards.
1998: Second string tailback for the Minutemen ? Played in 12 games on the season with one start (at McNeese State) ? Ranked second on the team in rushing with 61 carries for 293 yards and seven touchdowns ? His 24.4 yard average on kickoff returns was the seventh-best single-season mark in UMass history ? Returned 15 kickoffs for 366 yards, good for a 24.4 yard average ? Also returned 10 punts for 35 yards ? Ran five times for 32 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game ? Had three carries for 30 yards and a touchdown in NCAA semifinal victory at Northwestern State (La.) ? Carried four times for 11 yards in NCAA quarterfinal win over Lehigh ? Made his first career start in place of the injured Marcel Shipp at McNeese State in the NCAA first round, and ran for a season-best 147 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries ? Ran for two touchdowns on only three carries at New Hampshire, while also returning two kickoffs for 74 yards ? Had two carries for 20 yards and a touchdown at Connecticut, while also returning two kickoffs for 79 yards ??Carried 11 times for 46 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo.
Before UMass: Played for Richard Cullen at Malden (Mass.) Catholic High School ? Boston Globe Player of the Year as a senior ? Rushed for 4,366 yards and 70 touchdowns (both school records) on 571 carries during his four-year high school career ? Two-time All-Scholastic choice by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald ? Two-time Catholic Conference Most Valuable Player ? Three-time All-Catholic Conference selection ? Posted 1,670 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns on 211 carries during his senior year ? Also played safety, recording 96 total tackles with four sacks and three fumble recoveries ? Selected to play in the Shriner?s All-Star Game following his senior season ? Had 1,570 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns (school single-season mark) on 202 carries as a junior ? Registered 1,051 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on 151 carries as a sophomore ? Captain of his high school?s indoor track team, specializing in the 50-yard dash ? Member of the Class B state champion 4x50 relay.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Patrick Quinlan ? Son of William and Patricia Quinlan ? Born January 9, 1980, in Malden, Mass. ? Majoring in Sociology.
Quinlan's Rushing Statistics
Quinlan's Receiving Statistics
Quinlan's Kickoff Return Statistics
Quinlan's Punt Return Statistics
Quinlan's Career Highs
Rushing Yards 241 vs. Northeastern, 10/7/00 Rushing Attempts 38 vs. Northeastern, 10/7/00 Long Run 50 vs. Northeastern, 10/7/00 Touchdowns Rushing 2 five times, last vs. AIC, 10/21/00 Long Touchdown Run 50 vs. Northeastern, 10/7/00 Receptions 4 vs. Maine, 10/14/00 Receiving Yards 44 vs. Maine, 10/14/00 Longest Reception 25 vs. Hofstra, 9/30/00 All-Purpose Yards 267 vs. Northeastern, 10/7/00