Quentin Lowery | YSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Quentin Lowery | YSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Quentin Lowry

  • Football (1975-78)
  • Inducted 1998

Youngstown State University foot­ball is steeped with tradition. An inte­gral player in laying part of the founda­tion of that tradition is 1999 Hall of Fame inductee Quentin Lowry. Lowry, who was a three-time letterwinner, played under the tutelage of legendary coach Bill Narduzzi from 1975-78.

He guided the Penguins to a four-year record of 26-15 and YSU's second-ever NCAA playoff appearance.

The Shaker Heights, Ohio, native was an All-League stand­out and earned All-District honors at Shaker Heights High School before continuing his athletic and academic career at Youngstown State.

In 1976, Lowry collected 105 tackles, including 65 solo tackles, three fumble recoveries, and eleven tackles for loss. The 6-3 defensive end recorded 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss, as the Penguins defeated Morehead State, 33-7. The very next week against Villanova, Lowry recorded a career-high 13 tackles with a fumble recovery in a 34.14 loss.

As a junior during the 1977 season, Lowry was credited with 32 total tackles, including 16 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and one interception.

During his senior campaign, Lowry led YSU to the 1978 Mid-Continent Conference Championship and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The Penguins defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 21-14, at Austintown Fitch Stadium, than fell victim to Eastern Illinois, 26-22, in the quarterfinals.

Lowry was a mainstay on Narduzzi's defensive front and was part of a defense that allowed just 15.1 points per game. He finished third on the 10-2 team with 94 tackles, including 42 solo tackles, five fumble recoveries, and 21 tackles for loss. Lowry recorded a season-high and tied a career-high 13 tackles, includ­ing, two tackles for loss, against Villanova on October 28, 1978. Also that season, Lowry was named the Mid-Continent Confer­ence Defensive Player of the Year.

Lowry, a Division II All-American in 1978, ended his career with 231 career tackles, including 123 solo tackles, eight fumble recoveries, 34 tackles for loss, and one interception.

In 1979, Lowry was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and then signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 1980. In 1981,he signed with the Hamilton Tigercats of the Canadian Football League and finished that season with the Washington Redskins. Lowry, who played for the Redskins from 1981-83,was a member of the 1982 Super Bowl Champions.

In 1983, Lowry endedhis professional football career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Lowry is the security director for Thomas House, a retirement community.