Brady Quinn will be the guest speaker for the 2023 Central Ohio High School Sports Awards, presented by Encova Insurance, on June 15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The show is produced with the support of Nationwide Children's Hospital.
A Columbus native who starred at Dublin Coffman, Quinn went on to be a two-time All-American quarterback at Notre Dame before playing seven seasons in the NFL, including three with the Cleveland Browns.
In high school, Quinn was listed as No. 20 on ESPN’s Top 100 prospects list after throwing for 2,200 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and 2,149 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior.
At the collegiate level, Quinn was a four-year starter at Notre Dame, where he set 36 single-season and career records. He ranks No. 1 in school history in pass attempts (1,602), completions (929), yards passing (11,762) and touchdown passes (95), and his 29 wins as a starter are tied for the most by a Notre Dame quarterback. He led the Fighting Irish to back-to-back BCS bowl berths (2006 Fiesta Bowl, 2007 Sugar Bowl) and finished fourth (2005) and third (2006) in Heisman Trophy voting.
In 2006, he became the first Notre Dame player since 1977 to win the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s top player.
Quinn was selected by the Browns with the No. 22 overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft. He played seven seasons with six teams, spending 2013, his final season, with the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams.
The Central Ohio High School Sports Awards show is part of the USA Today High School Sports Awards program, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. This year, more than 300 coaches and athletes will be recognized and players of the year will be named in 30 sports. Also, $63,000 in scholarships will be rewarded: $60,000 donated by Encova Insurance and the $3,000 Warren B. Sneed Memorial Scholarship.
Tickets for the even can be purchased at ventures.enmotive.com/events/register/central-ohio-high-school-sports-awards.
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