Robert Quinn (American football)
Robert Quinn is an American football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at North Carolina, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Quinn attended Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he played for the Fort Dorchester Patriots high school football team; as a senior, his season was shortened after undergoing brain surgery for a benign tumor. Quinn was able to resume his football career, he registered 54 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 5 sacks and 21 quarterback hurries before the surgery. He was ranked the 19th best defensive end recruit by Scout.com and the 18th by Rivals.com He was a 3-time heavyweight state champ in 4A wrestling. He played in the 2008 U. S. Army All-American Bowl. Quinn attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team; as a freshman in 2008, Quinn started 12 of 13 games, recording 34 tackles and two quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles.
He was named the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award winner as the league's most courageous player and finished third in the voting for the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. As a sophomore in 2009, Quinn had 52 tackles and led the ACC and was 15th in the country in tackles for losses with 19.0 and was second in the league and 16th in the nation in sacks with 11.0 sacks. Additionally, he had three pass breakups and was second in the ACC and fourth in the country with six forced fumbles. For his efforts, he was a First-team All-ACC selection and was a Second-team All-American by CBS, he finished second in the ACC Defensive Player of the Year voting. As a junior in 2010, Quinn missed the season after he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for lying to investigators about receiving travel accommodations and jewelry. On November 19, 2013, the University of North Carolina sent a permanent disassociation letter to Quinn, Marvin Austin, Greg Little for the improper benefits taken during their time at the university.
The three athletes are prohibited from contacting current North Carolina athletes and are not allowed inside the Kenan Football Center or other athletic facilities on campus. In April 2010, Quinn was regarded as one of the top prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft. Despite sitting out all of his junior season, he was still projected to be a top-10 selection in January 2011, his stock dropped after the combine, projecting him at No. 11 in early March. Quinn was drafted in the first round as the 14th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. On July 30, 2011, he signed a four-year $9.4 million contract with the Rams and arrived a day late to practice due to the birth of his first son. On September 19, 2011, Quinn recorded his first career sack against the Giants on Monday Night Football. On October 30, 2011, he recorded his second sack and blocked a punt against the New Orleans Saints, earning the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award for his effort. Quinn ended his rookie season with five sacks, three blocked punts, generated positive reviews for his pass rushing skills.
In 2012, Quinn started fourteen of the Rams' sixteen games. He set career highs in sacks with 29 and 10.5, respectively. In Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, he recorded 3 sacks, a pass deflection, the first forced fumble of his career. In Week 1 of 2013 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Quinn tied his career high for sacks in a game with three, causing two fumbles and was held once by Cardinal left tackle Levi Brown in a 27–24 Rams win in St. Louis. For his efforts, he was named Sports Illustrated's NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time. In addition he was named the Official NFL NFC Defensive Player of the Week on September 11, 2013. In Week 11, Quinn forced a fumble, recovered for a touchdown by Chris Long and for their efforts they were named co-Sports Illustrated's NFC Defensive Players of the Week. In Week 16, Quinn recorded 3 sacks against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, passing Kevin Carter for the most sacks in a single season by a Ram with 18. Quinn was awarded the 2013 PFWA Defensive Player of the Year award.
On September 13, 2014, Quinn signed a six-year extension with the Rams through the 2019 season. On December 15, 2016, Quinn was placed on injured reserve with a concussion. On March 14, 2018, Quinn was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick and a swap of sixth-round picks, he started all 16 games, finishing with a team-leading 6.5 sacks, along with 38 combined tackles and two forced fumbles. On March 28, 2019, Quinn was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick. Quinn is the brother of Puerto Rican hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn. Los Angeles Rams profile North Carolina bio ESPN profile
Robert Wolfe Quine was an American guitarist, known for his innovative guitar solos. A native of Akron, Quine worked with a wide range of musicians, though he himself remained unknown in comparison. Critic Mark Demming writes "Quine's eclectic style embraced influences from jazz and blues players of all stripes, his thoughtful technique and uncompromising approach led to rewarding collaborations with a number of visionary musicians."His collaborators included Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, Marianne Faithfull, Lloyd Cole, Tom Waits, Matthew Sweet, Jody Harris, many more, including a rare 7" by rock critic and friend Lester Bangs. Bangs once said of him: Someday Quine will be recognized for the pivotal figure that he is on his instrument—he is the first guitarist to take the breakthroughs of early Lou Reed and James Williamson and work through them to a new, individual vocabulary, driven into odd places by obsessive attention to On the Corner-era Miles Davis.
Quine was ranked 80th by Rolling Stone magazine's David Fricke in his list of "100 Greatest Guitarists."Quine was a nephew of the philosopher W. V. Quine and second cousin once removed of the Black Keys' guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach. Quine was born in Akron, the son of Rosalie and Robert Cloyd Quine. After graduating from Earlham College in 1965, Quine earned a law degree "out of inertia" from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968. Although he never practiced law and failed the California bar exam on several occasions, he wrote tax law textbooks for Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based publisher Prentice Hall for three years after moving to New York City in 1971 by virtue of his admission to the Missouri bar in 1969. Quine enrolled at the Berklee School of Music at an indeterminate point without taking a degree. In 1969, Quine made a series of cassette recordings of the Velvet Underground performing live in St. Louis and San Francisco, where he lived between late 1969 and 1971; these saw official release in 2001 by Polydor Records, titled Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes.
Though lo-fi in sound quality, the album is an important document of the group. In the liner notes, Quine writes: "I got a lot of inspiration from these performances; as a guitar player, they were an important element in shaping what musical direction I wanted to take." While in St. Louis, he performed in a band called Bruce's Farm that specialized in Byrds covers. Throughout his San Francisco years, Quine "sort of began to come up with my own style," performing under the influence of LSD. During this period, his influences included John Coltrane's Ascension, Elvis Presley's singles for Sun Records, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, James Burton, Mickey Baker and Little Richard. Upon moving to New York, he began to gravitate toward a new array of influences, including the 1972-1975 electric oeuvre of Miles Davis, The Stooges' Raw Power and Brian Eno. After leaving Prentice Hall to focus on his musical career in the mid-1970s, he worked at the Greenwich Village bookstore Cinemabilia with Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine, the co-founders of the influential punk band Television.
Hell invited him to join his new band The Voidoids. Hell's two Voidoid albums feature Quine's distinctive guitar work. After The Voidoids broke up, Quine recorded with Jody Harris and Material. From September 1979 to July 1980, Quine and Harris recorded various guitar improvisations with a drum machine. In 1981, some of those experiments were released as Escape. With Material bandmate Fred Maher, Quine recorded his only other solo album, released in 1984. In the early 1980s, former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed drafted Quine to join his group, he appeared on Reed's acclaimed as one of Reed's best albums. The Reed-Quine guitar work leads. Reed's 1983 album Legendary Hearts featured most of the same group, but Quine quit due to tensions with Reed, exacerbated when Reed mixed down or removed most of Quine's guitar parts on Legendary Hearts. Quine claimed that when he got his advance copy of the album, he was so disgusted by this, he smashed the cassette into "smithereens" with a hammer. Reed persuaded Quine to rejoin for a world tour, documented on the video A Night with Lou Reed and the album Live in Italy.
He ended his partnership with Reed for good in 1985. Although Quine collaborated with Eno from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, "almost none of came out." In a 1997 interview with Perfect Sound Forever, he claimed to have introduced Eno to "He Loved Him Madly," a thirty-two minute 1974 Miles Davis song that Eno has cited as a pivotal influence in his development of ambient music. Throughout the remainder of the 1980s, Quine made scattered appearances as a session player on records by Tom Waits, John Zorn, Marianne Faithfull and Scritti Politti. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Quine began collaborations with a few musicians wh
Robert H. Quinn
Robert Henry Quinn was a Massachusetts attorney and politician. Quinn was born January 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the youngest of seven children. When Quinn was six his father died. Quinn received a scholarship to Boston College High School and attended Boston College on a football scholarship. While at BC, he was stricken with tuberculosis and it was believed that he would die. Quinn recovered after spending three years in the hospital, he went on to finish college and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1955. Quinn was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1957 to 1969 and the speaker of that body from 1967 to 1969. During his tenure in the house, he played a role in the founding of the University of Massachusetts Boston by co-sponsoring the legislation that established the university. Quinn was elected Massachusetts Attorney General by the Massachusetts Legislature sitting in Joint Convention following Elliot Richardson's selection as Under Secretary of State.
He was elected Attorney General by the voters in 1970. In 1970, Quinn championed legislation that offered financial incentives to law enforcement officers who pursued higher education, which became known as the "Quinn Bill". Quinn was defeated by Michael Dukakis. Following his defeat, co-founded the Quinn and Morris law firm and was a prominent lobbyist, he served as chairman of the board of trustees of University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Quinn died in Falmouth, Massachusetts on January 12, 2014 at the age of 85
Bob Quinn (Australian footballer)
Robert Berrima Quinn MM was a champion Australian rules footballer with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League, a decorated soldier of the Second World War. Quinn was born in Birkenhead, South Australia, the third of four sons of John Quinn, Sr, a leading footballer of the 1890s and 1900s who captained Port Adelaide Football Club in 1904 and 1905 and represented South Australia. Jack Quinn was a Port Adelaide wharf labourer and gave Quinn the middle name "Berrima" in memory of the SS Berrima, a troop ship that Quinn Snr worked on prior to Bob Quinn's birth. Quinn went to the Le Fevre Peninsula School; the Port River lapped only yards from the back door of the Quinn's Birkenhead family home, twice weekly Bob and his father, rowed across where the Birkenhead Bridge has since been built, climbed up a ladder to the wharf, walked to Alberton Oval. As a junior Quinn played for the Semaphore Centrals Football Club. On the 6 May 1933, Bob Quinn made his debut for Port Adelaide in Round 2 match of the 1933 SANFL season in a draw against Norwood at Alberton Oval.
During the match he was named in Port Adelaide's best. Playing as a rover, Quinn gained a reputation as one of the leading players in South Australia. In 1934 Quinn impressed observers from early in the season, with one reporting that "Quinn is assured of a position in the side as a rover, his displays in both trial games were full of merit." Port started in the 1934 season, despite a 131-point win over Glenelg Football Club, but improved markedly in the second half of the home and away season, showing a "machine-like" efficiency and winning their last seven games comfortably to finish minor premiers and clear flag favourites. In the first semi final, Port Adelaide again defeated Glenelg comfortably, this time by 65 points, had a week's break while Glenelg played Sturt Football Club for the right to play Port in the Grand Final. Glenelg won but Port went into the Grand Final with Quinn expected to star. In the 1934 SANFL Grand Final, Quinn was prominent from the early stages of the match and was involved in a "battle royale" with Glenelg's star rover Roy Colyer.
Although Port Adelaide trailed throughout the match and lost to Glenelg by 21 points, Quinn was close to best on ground, kicking a match high five goals. During the 1935 SANFL season Port Adelaide would win the minor premiership but falter in the Grand Final to South Adelaide by 8 points. In 1936 Bob Quinn was named in South Australia's state team for the first time, it would be a breakthrough year for Port Adelaide winning the 1936 SANFL Grand Final against Sturt Football Club, Port were trailing by five goals at half time but, led by Quinn's "magnificent roving", Port recovered to win by three points. It was Quinn's first senior premiership and the clubs first since 1928. In 1937, Quinn was runner-up in the Magarey Medal, won the club Best and Fairest and was Port's leading goalkicker with 51 goals in another premiership year. In the Magarey Medal count, Quinn came second behind North Adelaide Football Club's Harold Hawke, polling 36 voyes to Hawke's 37; the voting Magarey Medal voting is conducted under a 3–2–1 vote system but under a trial, 1937 saw votes awarded under a 5–3–1 system.
Had 1937 been conducted under the 3–2–1 system, Quinn would have beaten Hawke 24 votes to 23 to receive what would have been the first of three Magarey Medals. In 1938 Quinn was awarded the Magarey Medal for the best player in the SANFL as well as a second Port Best and Fairest award. Following a match for South Australia against Victoria in Adelaide in early July 1938, Quinn was offered a contract with VFL club Geelong. Quinn was believed to be prepared to accept the offer if the VFL dropped its residency rule where interstate players were required to stand out of football for twelve months before being allowed to play in the VFL. In the year, Quinn was reported to have changed his preference of VFL clubs to St Kilda, was quoted as saying he had "definitely decided to go to Victoria" and that Port Adelaide had agreed not to oppose his transfer. At the start of 1939 both St Kilda and Geelong were both pursuing Bob Quinn sending scouts to Adelaide in addition to Richmond secretary Maurie Sheahan enquiring about his services.
Quinn would be elevated to captain-coach of Port Adelaide in 1939. Quinn would lead Port to a premiership in his first year as coach with new recruit Bob McLean dominating in the ruck and up forward for Port Adelaide; the 1939 premiership was Quinn's third as a player. The start of the Second World War led many of his leading players to quit football to enlist in the armed forces. Bob Quinn enlisted for the Australian Army in June 1940 as a Warrant Officer Class 2 while still serving as captain-coach of the Port Adelaide Football Club. Quinn was soon after shipped out to fight in the North African campaign as part of the 2/43rd battalion to be stationed in Tobruk, Libya. Showing the same fearlessness that he displayed in football, as a Warrant Officer Quinn was awarded the Military Medal for bravery at the Siege of Tobruk, when, on 3 August 1941, Quinn took command of the 10th platoon and defied German troops, ignoring the wounds he received during the battle. Commissioned a lieutenant, Quinn was transferred to the Pacific, in September 1943 injured his knee and face in New Guinea.
It was feared. When he did return to football, Quinn wore a leather strap on his arm to protect it. Bob Quinn's brother George played with Port Adelaide before being killed in action in Egypt in July 1942. George had faked his age i
Robert E. Quinn
Robert Emmet Quinn was an American attorney and politician from Rhode Island. He served as the 58th Governor of Rhode Judge for the Rhode Island Superior Court. Quinn was born in 1894 in the son of Charles Quinn and Mary Ann Quinn, he graduated from Brown University in 1915, completed his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1918. He served in the United States Foreign Service during World War I as a member of the U. S. Diplomatic Intelligence Service in England and France. After he left the Foreign Service in 1919, he practiced law with his uncle in Rhode Island, he began his political career as a Democrat in the Rhode Island Senate serving from 1923 to 1925 and again from 1929 to 1933. In 1932 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island and served from 1933 to 1937, he served as governor from 1937 to 1939. Quinn entered the Rhode Island Senate in 1923 as one of a trio of young progressive politicians, a group which included Governor William S. Flynn and Lt. Governor Felix A. Toupin, their agenda of reform included a 48-hour work week and an end to property qualifications for voting in city council elections.
The Republican-controlled state senate blocked these reforms, the 1923 and 1924 sessions were spent in deadlock. In June 1924, Quinn and Lt. Governor Toupin came up with a desperate plan: they would stage a marathon multi-day filibuster. Toupin read from "Hamlet" and the Encyclopædia Britannica, in hopes that enough exhausted Republicans would leave the chamber, giving Democrats the majority they needed to pass the measure. By June 19, Republicans had had enough, sent a Boston gangster to set off a bromine gas bomb in the Senate chamber. Quinn and Toupin were unhurt, but the entire Republican delegation fled the chamber, indeed fled the state; the Senate was unable to form a quorum to get anything done. The Providence Journal blamed the gas attack on the Democrats, who lost in November 1924, he was nominated for governorship of Rhode Island when incumbent Governor Theodore Francis Green chose to run for a seat in the United States Senate. He held the governor's office from January 5, 1937 to January 3, 1939.
During his administration, Quinn advocated a merit system for state workers, a personal income tax, exemption for the poor from real estate taxes. Nicknamed "Fighting Bob", he set up a battle known as the "Race Track War" against the successful Thoroughbred racing venue Narragansett Park in 1937. From the first incident on September 2, the "War" would not be resolved until October 16; the National Guard was called out and men with machine guns blocked the front entrance to the track. Time Magazine reported the story nationwide in October 1937. Quinn won in the short-term, as Walter O'Hara was removed from his post as president and manager of the Narragansett Racing Association, Judge James E. Dooley took control of the track. Quinn was unsuccessful in his re-election bid in 1938 when he lost to millionaire William H. Vanderbilt III, a brother to Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II, a major figure in Thoroughbred racing; the "Race Track War" was considered a national embarrassment. Quinn returned to his law practice after leaving the governor's office.
He won appointment to a Superior Court judgeship in 1941, serving as judge for the Rhode Island Superior Court. During World War II, he entered the military as a commander in the navy's legal branch, he served for four years. He returned to the bench after the end of the war. On May 22, 1951 he was nominated by President Truman as Chief Judge of a new United States Court of Military Appeals, he was confirmed by the Senate June 19, was sworn the next day, June 20 of 1951. He was reappointed to his position as Chief Justice by President Johnson for another 15-year term, but he retired from that in 5 years in 1971, he retired from the court in 1975, shortly before his death. In 1964 he was awarded the first honorary life membership by the Federal Bar Association, in 1966 he was elected to the Rhode Island Hall of Fame. Quinn died on May 1975 at age 81 in a nursing home in Warwick, he is interred at Quinn Family Cemetery in West Warwick. In 1923 Quinn married Mary Carter, they had five children including Norma Marie, Robert Carter, Cameron Peter and Penelope Dorr.
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