December 10th, 2013

Catching up with Trinity's Fab Five

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer


Catching up with Trinity's Fab Five
Inside photo (James Quick) from bigstory.ap.org / cover photo (Dalyn Dawkins) from http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com

Remember the Fab Five that led Trinity’s football team to a 43-2 record, three state championships and a national championship?  

James Quick (University of Louisville), Travis Wright (Florida International), Jason Hatcher (University of Kentucky), Ryan White (Vanderbilt) and Dalyn Dawkins (Purdue) took their talents to Division I schools.

Some saw success in their first year; others are part of a rebuilding process.  

Quick, a heralded five-star wide receiver, is playing for Charlie Strong at U of L.

Some considered the Cardinals a national title contender until they lost to Central Florida on Oct. 18. Despite the loss, the Cards finished the season with an 11-1 record.

Quick played in eight games and caught five passes for 60 yards. He scored his first collegiate touchdown when he returned a fumble 30 yards for a score against Central Florida. He will have a chance to get his first receiving touchdown when the Cards play Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando.

Wright, Trinity’s former quarterback, didn’t see any playing time in his first year at Florida International. FIU went 1-11 this season.

Hatcher is a part of Mark Stoops' rebuilding project at UK. Unlike his former Shamrock teammates, Hatcher earned a good bit of playing time as a freshman and recorded 19 tackles, three for losses, and two sacks. However, he was suspended for the game against Georgia due to a violation of team rules.

UK went 2-10, and didn’t win a game in the Southeastern Conference. However, help is on the way with a top-notch recruiting class.

White plays on a Vanderbilt team that’s going bowling for a third straight year, a school record.

In his first year playing for the Commodores, White didn’t record an official stat, but it’s expected that he will play more in 2014. Vanderbilt will play in the BBVA Bowl on Jan. 4 against Houston.  

Dawkins played for a Purdue team that finished 1-11. The freshman rushed 32 times for 123 yards and caught nine passes for 184 yards.

While the Fab Five didn’t play much as freshmen, their futures look bright.  

 

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