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Former UK Football Star Quentin McCord Dead at 42

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Former Kentucky football star wide receiver Quentin McCord has passed away. He was 42.

One of Tim Couch’s favorite targets in Hal Mumme’s Air Raid offense, McCord caught passes for the Wildcats from 1996-00. He finished his career with 112 receptions for 1,743 yards and 15 touchdowns. He ranks sixth in school history in career receiving yards and is tied for third in 100-yard receiving games with four.

A native of LaGrange, Georgia, McCord played professionally in his home state. Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft, he recorded 23 receptions for 427 yards and a touchdown in three years with the team. He was a member of the Oakland Raiders practice squad in 2004, his last year in the NFL. McCord bounced around the CFL before ultimately ending his football career back in Lexington with the Kentucky Horsemen in 2009.

Our thoughts and prayers are with McCord and his family during this difficult time.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for Former UK Football Star Quentin McCord Dead at 42

  1. ClutchCargo
    4:40 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

    Really hate to hear this. Any word on what happened?

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    5:00 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

    Oh no. Prayers for his family.

    My main memory of Quenton is the end around run he had to set up the winning field goal against LSU in Baton Rouge. He was a burner, and it was a huge win for Mumme and the Cats. I also am fond of the fact that he played in the CFL. Ever since I married a Canuck girl, I try once a year to peruse CFL rosters to see what former Cats are there.

    Anyway, if anyone from the McCord family sees this, I pray you lean on God in this time and I wish you comfort.

  3. middlesborocat
    5:13 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

    So young. Prayers to the family.

  4. zoupman
    7:44 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

    Cause of death?