Quick to make pro debut Sunday
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Former ASU receiver Brian Quick makes his professional football debut Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.
Quick was taken by the Rams with the 33rd selection of the 2012 draft. According to a report by St. Louis Dispatch writer Jim Thomas, the Rams have struggled with consistency from their receiving corps during the beginning of training camp. Thomas reported that Quick has struggled with some drops, but also made some outstanding catches during practice.
"A lot of the young guys are coming along," Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer told the Dispatch. "I think you see a guy like Brian Quick picking it up now. For him, third, fourth time (going through the offense) he's starting to get it. Chris Givens is showing up."
Several other former Mountaineers took to the field during the first week of the NFL preseason. Former ASU safety Corey Lynch made four solo tackles in the San Diego Chargers’ 21-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night.
Lynch signed a free-agent contract with the Chargers over the summer after spending the previous three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Another former Mountaineer who signed as a free agent with the Chargers, DeAndre Presley, returned a kickoff 19 yards and three punts for 17 yards during the game. His longest punt return went for six yards.
Presley also made two tackles in the game. He and Lynch played extensively in the second half against the Packers. Presley switched from quarterback to cornerback his senior season at Appalachian State. He also played receiver with the Mountaineers in his sophomore and senior seasons at ASU.
Former Appalachian State
linebacker D.J. Smith also had four tackles, three solo, for the Packers
against the Chargers. Smith signed with the Packers out of Appalachian State
last year and played mostly special teams, though he made 37 tackles in four
games when Green Bay’s starters Desmond Bishop and A.J. Hawk were injured.
In Chicago, former ASU defensive end Jason Hunter started for the Denver Broncos in Denver’s 31-3 pasting of the Chicago Bears. Hunter started in front of the Broncos’ top draft pick Derek Wolfe.
Hunter did not make a tackle, while Wolfe had three tackles, including two sacks.