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 Shriners 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 schools 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.
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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