Onochie Quincy Enunwa was born on May 31, 1992 in Moreno Valley, California to Nigerian parents who immigrated to the U.S. before he was born. At Rancho Verde High School Quincy played football and was a triple jump and high jumper on the track team. Excelling in football, Quincy was selected to the All-Inland Valley League first team as well as playing in the Inland Empire All-Star Game his senior season. As a senior, he would catch 40 passes for more than 600 yards and 15 touchdowns. Impressing many college teams with his speed and size as a wide receiver, Enunwa chose to play football at Nebraska. Quincy started 34 games for Nebraska over his career with 115 catches for 1,526 yards and 15 touchdowns, including 12 his senior season. His senior year he was voted captain as well as Nebraska’s Offensive MVP and the 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl MVP, where he broke the Nebraska school record for longest reception when he scored a touchdown on a 99-yard reception. In Quincy’s senior year he also broke Johnny Rodger’s school record for most touchdowns in a single season.
Life as a Pro
Coming out of Nebraska Quincy participated in the 2014 NFL Combine where he ran a 4.45 forty. Considered to be strong after the catch and in the red zone, Enunwa was selected 209th overall by the New York Jets at the 2014 NFL Draft. After initially being put on the practice squad Quincy fought to make it to the Jets’ active roster his rookie season and played in one game. His second season for the Jets Quincy saw more playing time and would play in 12 games, receiving for 315 yards. His third season in the NFL Quincy had a breakout year posting receptions, yards and touchdown stats that were only second on the team. He had a total of 58 catches, 857 yards and four touchdowns his and things looked promising going into his fourth season when he was sidelined due to a neck injury which would require surgery and cause him to miss his fourth season in the NFL. Working hard to rehab his neck and with a strong desire to return to playing football, Quincy was able to come back to the active roster in 2018 and has become a go-to receiver for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. In the 2018 season, Quincy finished with 38 receptions for 449 yards and 1 touchdown. He signed a 4-year extension with the Jets and with Coach Gase taking over, Quincy will hope to become a focal point of the Jet's offense and continue to build a relationship with Sam Darnold.
Off the Field
Quincy is active with the New York Jets’ community outreach programs including Jets Play 60 Challenge as well as the NFL Flag Football League. In 2016 Quincy received the Jets’ Marty Lyons Community Service award as well as the United Way of New York City’s Hometown Hero award. In 2017, Quincy was named the New York Jets’ Walter Payton Man of the Year.