NEW MEXICO: Returning quarterback who got thrown into the in the fall of 2012 after arriving that August ... a strong-armed passer with a season behind him, should have his feet on the ground and be more comfortable in the system ... his experience will be an asset in 2014 with more QBs on the roster.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in six games for the Lobos due to injuries to the top two quarterbacks, B.R. Holbrook and Cole Gautsche, during the course of the season ... completed 4 of 11 passes for 26 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... the TD pass came on a career-long 19-yard play to wide receiver Lamaar Thomas vs. Fresno State ... also had eight rushes for seven yards on the season.
JUNIOR COLLEGE Played for Modesto Junior College in Modesto, Calif., and coach Sam Young from 2010-2012...had 2500 total yards, with 500 of them being rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a freshman...finished the season with a record of 8-3.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Hilmar HS in Hilmar, Calif., played for Head Coach Frank Marques...was a two-time All-League Quarterback and a three-time All-League basketball player...was also on the Honor Roll four times.
PERSONAL: Born September 28, 1991 in Turleck, Calif....full name is Quinton Colby McCown...son of Annette and Kevin McCown...has two siblings, an older brother, Justin (23) and a younger sister, Rylee (18)...hobbies include being outdoors or anything involving sports...favorite food athletes are Tom Brady and LeBron James...intended major is Communications.