THIS IS EPISODE 319 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Johnny Quinn is an author and speaker who went from NFL football player to Olympic bobsledder. He is the author of the book “PUSH: Breaking Through the Barriers,” which was released in February 2018.
In college, Quinn was a wide receiver with North Texas, where he was a member of three Sun Belt Conference championship teams, and was inducted into the North Texas Hall of Fame in 2011. He bounced around the NFL for two years before playing in the CFL. His football career ended when he blew out his knee.
But then Quinn began competing in the sport of bobsled in 2010, and he became a U.S. Olympian in 2014. His four-man bobsled team finished 10th in the 2014 Sochi Games. Quinn is just the third person to have played in the NFL and have competed in the Winter Olympics (Herschel Walker and Jeremy Bloom were the others).
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Quinn about his crazy journey from football to bobsledding, becoming a new dad, his pursuit of an NFL career, the viral moment at the Olympics (it’s not what you think), and what it looks like to stand for Christ and live unashamed for Him.
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(Swipe 👈🏻) 5 years ago today, we walked in the Opening Ceremony at the 2014 Winter @Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. To wear the Red, White and Blue, and represent the United States on the world’s greatest athletic stage was unbelievable! Of course, I had to hit the @UNT “Eagle Claw” for Denton, America! #GoMeanGreen Also, check out the Ralph Lauren app we had on our phone to make sure we had all the right gear on to walk! #TeamUSA #Olympics #WinterOlympics
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