April 27, 2012. From GoASU: The St. Louis Rams selected Appalachian State University wide receiver Brian Quick with the first pick of the second round (33rd overall) of the 2012 National Football League Draft on Friday evening at Radio City Music Hall, making Quick the highest NFL draft pick in Appalachian State history.
Linebacker Dino Hackett held the distinction of being ASU’s all-time highest draft pick for 26 years after the Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the 35th overall pick in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft. Hackett went on to enjoy a seven-year NFL career with the Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks and played in the Pro Bowl following the 1988 season.
Quick is Appalachian’s all-time leading receiver with 202 receptions, 3,418 yards and 31 touchdown catches, breaking school records that had stood for seven, 31 and 43 years, respectively. He is the only two-time all-America wide receiver in Mountaineer history, having earned the recognition following his junior and senior campaigns.
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