Quinn Pitcock

Quinn Pitcock
Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-14) September 14, 1983
Place of birth: Piqua, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 329 lb (149 kg)
Career information
High school: Piqua (OH)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 18
Quarterback sacks: 1.5
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 13
Quarterback sacks: 5.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Quinn Michael Pitcock (born September 14, 1983) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Ohio State University, and earned consensus All-American honors. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and played a single regular NFL season for the Colts.

Early years

Pitcock was born in Piqua, Ohio. He attended Piqua High School, and played defensive tackle for the Piqua Indians high school football. He received all-state honors as a senior in 2001, and was rated as a Top 100 college prospect by Scout.com.

College career

Pitcock attended Ohio State University, where he played for coach Jim Tressel's Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 2002 to 2006. As a junior in 2005, he was a second-team All-Big Ten selection; as a senior in 2006, he was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and a consensus first-team All-American, and was awarded the Bill Willis Trophy.

Professional career

Pitcock was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round (98th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He opted to retire after just one season in the NFL[1] due to bouts of depression and video game addiction.[2]

During his retirement, the Indianapolis Colts and Quinn's agents helped him to rehab after being diagnosed with mild depression and ADHD. The Colts considered letting him compete for a roster spot during their 2010 training camp, but felt it would be a distraction to the team.[3]

After being waived from the reserve/did not report list by the Colts, Pitcock officially came out of retirement and signed with the Seattle Seahawks on August 4, 2010.[4] However, he was waived by the Seahawks during final cuts on September 4, 2010.

On July 29, 2011, Pitcock signed with the Detroit Lions.[5]

Pitcock was assigned to the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League in 2012. On January 16, 2014, Pitcock was traded to the Arizona Rattlers in exchange for LaMark Brown, Joe Gibbs, Arness Ikner and Justin Wells.


  1. James, Tom (30 June 2008). "Camp Scene: Pitcock ends his NFL career after 1 season". Tribune-Star. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  2. Williams, Eric (August 5, 2010). "Curry misses fourth day of practice, DT Pitcock in the fold". The News Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  3. Chappell, Mike (April 19, 2011). "Source: Ex-Colts Quinn Pitcock getting his life back in order". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  4. Wilson, Aaron (August 4, 2010). "Source: Seahawks sign Quinn Pitcock". nationalfootballpost.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  5. "Detroit Lions sum up first official practice: 'Crisp'". www.MLive.com. July 29, 2011.
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