David Quick played on offense, defense and special teams for the Coconino Panthers in Flagstaff, Arizona. According to his coach Jeremiah Smith the was a top rusher, leading tackler and a team leader.
Now he will take his game to a higher level, 7,750 to be exact. There he will join the Western State Colorado Mountaineers. They are a D2 school in the RMAC Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
In spite of his single game rushing record of 340 yards vs Mohave and his 10 TD's and 823 yards he will likely play defense in college. A good fit for the Panthers leading tackler and sack leader.
He is as talented and as tough as they come. I was at the Mohave game. David rarely left the field and was involved in every phase of the game. When he was on the sidelines he was tossing his cookies.
Leaving the field after the game, he could barely walk. I figured he would be rehab until mid-week. On Saturday as I was taking photos before the NAU Lumberjacks played, in walks David. He was moving well, I asked him how he was feeling. He said great and moved to his seats with his buddies.
David is an amazing young man that worked hard on the field and in the classroom. He likes the Chemistry program the University has and will do well.
Coconino High School is a school with great teachers and students, he will be missed. I believe he could have found a spot on the NAU Lumberjacks squad. He reminds me of another former Jacks player named John Buckley.
Coach Smith knows David will be a success. His family is proud and Flagstaff sends another great student athlete on to college athletics.