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Quintin Lamon Demps (born June 29, 1985) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Texas-El Paso, and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Quintin Demps
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Demps with the Houston Texans in 2010
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1985-06-29) June 29, 1985 (age 34)
San Antonio, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:San Antonio (TX) Roosevelt
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-C-USA (2006, 2007)
  • Co-WAC Freshman of the Year (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:311
Forced fumbles:5
Pass deflections:44
Total touchdowns:3
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Demps has also been a member of the Hartford Colonials, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Chicago Bears.


Early yearsEdit

Demps was born in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in San Antonio and was a student and a letterman in football and track. In football, as a junior, he led his team to the District Title and was a second team All-District 26-5A selection. As a senior, he was named as an All-District 26-5A selection, an All-Greater San Antonio selection, and as an All-State Honorable Mention selection. Demps graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2003.

College careerEdit

Demps earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a senior at UTEP in 2007, when he had a pair of 100-yard interception returns. Demps ranks second in school history with 17 interceptions.

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Demps was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the team on May 30, 2008.[1]

Demps proved to be a very good kick returner for the Eagles in 2008, finishing fourth in the NFL in kick return yards. He averaged 25.3 yards per kick return. He scored his first career touchdown in week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens with a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown.[2] In his rookie season, Demps had 18 tackles and one sack.

According to former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, Demps was the favorite to start at free safety for the Eagles in 2009. However, Macho Harris beat Demps for the starting job.

Demps was waived by the Eagles on September 4, 2010.

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Demps was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on November 8, 2010.[2]

Houston TexansEdit

Demps was signed by the Houston Texans on December 7, 2010, after the team placed defensive end Jesse Nading on injured reserve. On September 3, 2011, Demps was cut. Demps re-signed with the Texans on October 25, 2011, after Danieal Manning was lost for 4–6 weeks due to a broken leg. Demps was again resigned on April 4, 2012 to a multi-year contract.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Demps was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 22, 2013.[3]

New York GiantsEdit

Demps was signed by the New York Giants on March 16, 2014. Demps intercepted 4 passes in his 2014 year with the Giants.[4]

Houston Texans (second stint)Edit

On August 19, 2015, Demps signed with the Houston Texans for a one-year contract.[5] On April 7, 2016, the Texans re-signed Demps to a one-year deal.

Chicago BearsEdit

On March 10, 2017, Demps signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[6] On September 29, 2017, Demps was placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured forearm in Week 3.[7]

On February 26, 2018, Demps was released by the Bears.[8]


  1. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 30, 2008). "Eagles, Demps Agree To Four-Year Deal". Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Hartford Colonials Game Notes". November 8, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Chiefs Tweak Roster on Defense". May 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Giants add Thurmond, Demps". March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Texans add Quintin Demps and Fili Moala". August 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 10, 2017). "Bears agree to 3-year deal with Demps".
  7. ^ "Bears place Quintin Demps on IR". September 29, 2017.
  8. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 26, 2018). "Bears release veterans McPhee, Demps".

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