Iowa Hawkeyes Recap logo
Personalize this site

707 highlight videos and 674 full game videos gathered from the internet about the past 4,413 Iowa Hawkeye football (since 1889) and basketball (since 1901) games. We also have profiles for 1592 players and 60 coaches.

12/2/2023 Football vs  Michigan

12/4/2023 Basketball @  Purdue

12/7/2023 Basketball vs  Iowa State

Check back after the game for videos! View all upcoming games or buy tickets (all sports)


Brian Ferentz Contract Tracker >>>

Quinn Early
Quinn Early - Image courtesy of
Quinn Early
Quinn Early

Contact us if you have a better photo of Quinn Early. Ideally, looking for good quality, close-up action photos where you can see their face.
Vote as one of your Favorite Players
Is Quinn Early one of your favorites?
Login above to cast your vote!

Click if you have met Quinn Early
Have you met Quinn Early?
Login above to keep track

Quinn Early      New York Wikipedia LinkedIn Twitter 

Position(s): WR

Quinn Early attended Great Neck South High School in West Hempstead, New York. He chose Iowa for the arts program and the uniforms that looked like the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At Iowa, he had 103 catches for 1813 yards, averaging 17.6 yards per catch, and had 13 touchdowns from 1984-1987. His 256 receiving yards against Northwestern in 1987 still ranks first for a single game in program history. He also had 10 catches and scored four touchdowns in that game.

He earned first team All-Big Ten in 1987, was team captain his senior year, and was also a two-time Big Ten long jump champion for track.

He received his degree in Commercial Art at Iowa, and was commissioned by the University of Iowa to paint an oil portrait of Hayden Fry after his death in 2019.

He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 1988 NFL Draft, and played in 12 NFL seasons from 1988 to 1999 for the Chargers, Saints, Bills, and Jets. His best season as a pro was in 1995 as a member of the New Orleans Saints, where he caught 81 passes for 1,087 yards and 8 touchdowns. He still holds records for the Hawkeyes and Bills for longest catch of 95 yards.

Early fulfilled a promise to his mother, Ann Early to publish her book, Bryant Acres.

Born 4/13/1965 and is 58 years old.

All Conference: 1st Team (1987) Drafted Round 3 by San Diego Chargers in 1988 



Into the Lions Den - Hayden Fry and Jerry Levias Into the Lions Den - Hayden Fry and Jerry Levias (1/1/2023)
A Marine turned football coach (Hayden Fry) creates a winning tradition wherever he goes. He builds character and is a mentor to young men. His courage is tested in 1965 when he gives a scholarship to a high school football star (Jerry Levias) who happens to be Black. Together, the two would help reshape the landscape of college football history in the south. A film directed by former Iowa player Quinn Early.

The Shoulders of Giants The Shoulders of Giants (9/4/2021)
In 1895, the son of a runaway slave overcame various obstacles and fought racial inequality as he embarked on a journey, becoming the first African-American college football player in the state of Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa and lead the Hawkeyes to their first ever conference championship. His name was Frank Kinney Holbrook. Directed by Quinn Early.

Bryant Acres Bryant Acres (8/15/2018)
At the height of slavery in the antebellum south, a free man of color sold himself into indentured servitude and went on to become one of the wealthiest land owners of the time. And in the process built a multi-racial community.

Contact us if you have books or movies written by or about Quinn Early that we should include



Contact us if you find other videos to include, or Search YouTube >>>

FAMOUS QUOTES from Quinn Early

Sorry, no quotes found from Quinn Early

FAMOUS QUOTES about Quinn Early

Sorry, no quotes found about Quinn Early from other players or coaches


Contact us if you have interesting quotes we should include (please be as detailed as possible)


Nick Dejong
Ettore Ewen
George Kittle
Jess Settles
Sebastian Castro

View all players >>>


Shop Iowa Hawkeyes Fan Gear

Quinn Early - Iowa Hawkeyes Player Profile | Football - Summary of Iowa football and basketball games