Former UK Football Star Quentin McCord Dead at 42: Check Death Cause & Reason

Former UK Football Star Quentin McCord Dies at 42: Death Cause & Reason Not Known Yet


Born on July 26, 1978, the former Kentucky football star Quentin McCord died on August 13, 2020. The wide receiver passed away at age 42.

McCord used to catch passes for the Wildcats from 1996 to 2000. He was one of Tim Couch’s favorite targets in Hal Mumme’s Air Raid offense. In his career, Quentin recorded a total of 112 receptions for 1743 yards and 15 touchdowns. Speaking of his school history, he stands at number 6 in career receiving yards and is tied for third in 100-yard receiving games with four.

McCord is a native of LaGrange, Georgia. He had played professionally in his home state too. Atlanta Falcons drafted him in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He remained with the Falcons for three years, and recorded 23 receptions for 427 yards and a touchdown.

In 2004, he was one of the teammates for the Oakland Raiders. It was his last year in NFL. Before ending his career, he bounced around the CFL. Ultimately, he ended his career back in Lexington with the Kentucky Horsemen in 2009.

In his career, McCord has also played for the Oakland Raiders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. McCord studied at the University of Kentucky where he got the tag of one of the first players in the “La Grange pipeline”. 2002 turned out to be the best year for him, statistically.

In the year, he recorded 11 receptions for 253 yards and one touchdown. Once he had been a kick and punt returner. In 2004, he spent the entire season on the practice squad of the Oaklad Raiders.

Not much detail on Quentin McCord’s death are available right now. So, stick with us. We will update as more information arrives.

RIP Quentin McCord. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Quentin McCord Stats, Wiki/Biography

No. 15, 23, 80, 88
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:June 26, 1978 (age 42)
LaGrange, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:LaGrange (GA)
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
  • Atlanta Falcons (2001–2003)
  • Oakland Raiders (2004)*
  • Georgia Force (2006)*
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2006–2007)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (2007–2008)
  • Kentucky Horsemen (2009)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:427
Receiving TDs:1
Kickoff returns – yards:3 – 78
Punt returns – yards:1 – 46
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Receiving yards:296
Receiving TDs:0
Kickoff returns – yards:1 – 18
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