Quinten Rollins, a former member of the Miami University football team, was selected by the Green Bay Packers on Friday, May 1 in the second round of the National Football League Draft. He was taken with the 62nd overall pick and was the first player from the Mid-American Conference selected.
Rollins is the first RedHawk picked in the NFL Draft since Zac Dysert was selected in the seventh round in 2012 by the Denver Broncos.
Rollins is also the highest Miami player selected since Ben Roethlisberger was taken 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.
The Wilmington, Ohio native has one of the most unique stories in this year’s draft. The defensive back played just one year of college football after participating with the Miami basketball team for four years.
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Rollins is believed to be the only student-athlete in history to record a steal versus Duke in Cameron Indoor and have interceptions inside Paul Brown Stadium and Michigan Stadium.
In his final game as a RedHawk the senior logged a pair of interceptions versus arch-rival Ohio, returning one for a 27-yard touchdown, his lone score of his college career.
On the basketball court Rollins finished his career ranked second in Miami history in steals (214), fourth in assists (391), seventh in games started (106) and ninth in minutes played (3,448).