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2017 NFL Free Agency: Louisville WR James Quick signs with the Washington Redskins

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Quick leaves Louisville with one of the most polarizing careers.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Former Louisville wide receiver James Quick has signed with the Washington Redskins.

Quick leaves Louisville as being one of the most scrutinized players throughout his career as a Cardinal. He’s part of two infamous plays (humorously against the same team) in recent program history; the “Run to the pylon!” and the questionable location of the 1st down marker. Ironically, both against Clemson in Death Valley. He’ll be remembered as the most heralded recruit that Louisville has signed, spurning both Ohio State and Oregon to stay and play for his hometown program.

For his career, Quick has played in 42 games (starting 28 of them), catching 126 passes for 2,032 yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged 16.1 yards per catch and his longest receptions was 74 yards. He hauled in 35 receptions of 20 or more yards and fumbled the ball only twice in his career.

Hopefully, in time, Quick will not be remembered as a “bust” at Louisville, but as a quality receiver who stayed home to play for the program he grew up watching.

Best of luck to James in the NFL!