THE BLUE CROSS BLUE
SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OCTOBER 21-28)
Full Name: Kwashaun Quick
Major: Sports Science
Hometown: Laurinburg, N.C.
Professional Goals: "I want to coach and give back to the community. I want to teach kids the game of football at a young age, so I can see them grow up and be successful."
The Student-Athlete: "To me they all tie into one. I must give both of them my all if I want to be successful at both.
The evidence for being the BCBSNC Athlete of the Week: Quick started at quarterback in the Aggies first game of the season, a 29-13 loss at Coastal Carolina. The freshman hasn't played much since veteran quarterback Lewis Kindle returned from suspension. But with Kindle struggling during the first half of last week's homecoming game against Norfolk State, Quick changed the dynamic of the game by replacing Kindle to open the second half. Quick led the Aggies on a touchdown drive by scoring on a 29-yard touchdown run. The Aggies outscored the Spartans 23-0 in the second half to earn a 30-9 win.
Quick on being named BCBSNC Athlete of the Week: "I look at it as I'm just playing my role. I go to practice every day and work as hard as I can, so I can make the team better and so I can make myself better. I've been observing Kindle because he is a really good player. But when your opportunity comes, you have to take it."