Quinn makes the Olympic team

North Texas Hall of Fame wide receiver Johnny Quinn, left, and pilot Nick Cunningham celebrate their second-place finish in the two-man bobsled World Cup event on Dec. 14 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Quinn made the U.S. Olympic team on Sunday. (Associated Press/Mike Groll)

Former North Texas wide receiver Johnny Quinn has made the U.S. Olympic bobsled team as a push athlete.

The team was announced today.

The announcement ensures there will be another chapter written in the unlikely athletic career of Quinn.

The McKinney native was a late add to UNT’s recruiting class and redshirted his freshman year before going on to a Hall of Fame career.

Quinn was never the biggest or fastest player UNT had, but he worked at making the most of his talents and went on to become one of the best players of his era at UNT.

He ran on the track team in the off-season in the hopes of improving his speed.

Quinn went to training camp in the NFL and then played in the Canadian League before turning his attention to bobsledding.

I should be able to catch up with Quinn in the next few days.

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