During his nine-year career as an NFL wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles, Mike Quick had multiple big games.
Now Quick, who made All-Pro five times, just talks a big game. He is in his 11th year as an analyst on the Eagles' radio network. The flagship station is WYSP.
"It beats working,'' quipped 49-year-old Quick, a Hamlet native and top receiver at N.C. State from 1979 to 1981.
Quick, who lives in New Jersey, also owns a fitness company that trains young athletes. But he says his "No. 1 job" is raising his two teenage sons as a single parent.
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Son Ronson is being recruited as a basketball player, and Stephen is an actor who plans to attend a performing arts college.
Quick also stays in touch with several former N.C. State alums, including Bill Cowher, and follows the Wolfpack "from afar." He says he likes what he hears about coach Tom O'Brien.
And, of course, O'Brien would like to recruit another receiver like Quick.