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Texans’ Glover Quin Selected to Join United Way’s “Team NFL”

04-16-2012 10:53 PM CET | Sports

Press release from: Glover Quin and United Way "Team NFL"

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HOUSTON, TX – Houston Texans’ strong safety, Glover Quin, was selected to join United Way’s “Team NFL” in its fight to address the increasing number of high school drop outs in America. Quin joins a host of NFL stars representing all 32 franchises, including Baltimore Ravens’ Vonta Leach, Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, Green Bay Packers’ Greg Jennings, and Philadelphia Eagles’ Nnamdi Asomugha.

As a United Way representative, Quin will be responsible for a multitude of activities to help garner volunteers who will tutor and mentor young people until they graduate. Through traditional and social media, Quin will work with the local United Way chapter to engage the Houston community and challenge them to work with “Team NFL”. Additionally, he will participate in the NFL Live United Campaign, acting as spokesperson for United Way’s work in education.

By 2014, Quin has been challenged to help recruit 3,000 volunteer pledges. “Team NFL” currently represents 96,000 pledges, less than 10% of the overall goal. Quin’s role kicks off in June when he joins the rest of the team in Washington D.C. for United Way’s national “Team NFL” Day of Action.

“It truly is an honor and a blessing to be in a position where I am able to give back to the community,” said Quin. “United Way has provided me an opportunity to encourage others to get involved and make a difference in the lives of the next generation.”

One million students drop out of high school each year in America. United Way aims to cut this number in half by 2018. Through partners like the National Football League, United Way will recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors by 2014. To implement this key strategy, a group of college-educated players from each of the 32 NFL teams have been selected as ambassadors for United Way’s “Team NFL”. The players will utilize their relationships to help 560,000 young people graduate high school by 2018.

About Glover Quin
Glover Quin is a starting strong safety for the Houston Texans. He is from Summit, Mississippi and played college football at the University of New Mexico. Quin was picked up by the Texans during the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft. Quin’s incredible performance on the field earned him a Texans franchise record for the most interceptions in a game by a single player.

About United Way “Team NFL”
United Way’s “Team NFL” is a core group of college-educated, civic-minded players from each of the 32 NFL teams. “Team NFL” was created to address the problem of the increasing number of high school drop outs in the United States. The team will round up volunteers who will tutor and mentor young people until they graduate. The “Team NFL” term will last from April 2012 to June 2014.

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