John “Red” O'Quinn, Jr.

Bio

Full name: John William O'Quinn, Jr.

Nickname: Red

Born: Sept. 7, 1925 in Lilesville, NC

Died: April 21, 2002

Last Season (1959) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Position: E
  • Jersey: #73
Amateur Programs
  • Wake Forest
  • Asheboro HS (Asheboro, NC)
8 Season Career

Active years: 1952–1959
Active teams (1):

  • MTL 1952–1959

111 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 108 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
3 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
8 seasons
(Rank: T937th,
91st percentile,
8 CFL seasons)
1 team 108
(Rank: T965th,
91st percentile,
108 CFL games)
0 3
1952 MTL E 73 12 -- 0
1953 MTL E 73 14 -- 0
1954 MTL E 73 14 -- 1
1955 MTL E 73 12 -- 1
1956 MTL E 73 14 -- 1
1957 MTL E 73 14 -- 0
1958 MTL E 73 14 -- 0
1959 MTL E 73 14 -- 0
John “Red” O'Quinn, Jr. Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Grey Cup
Longest Reception – Play T3rd 90 yards (TD) MTL 1954 EDM 26 vs MTL 25 Nov. 27, 1954–Nov. 24, 2002
Receiving Yards – Game 1st 290 yards MTL 1954 EDM 26 vs MTL 25 Nov. 27, 1954–Present
-- 134 yards MTL 1955 MTL 19 vs EDM 34
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

John “Red” O'Quinn, Jr. was inducted into the Player wing in 1981 (CFHoF profile).