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#28 Quentin Hildreth
Position: Tailback
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
City/State: Aurora, Colo.
High School: Denver East
Experience: Redshirt
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AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.)-Enters the fall listed second at tailback after having a fine spring; he was the recipient of the Fred Casotti Award as the team's most improved offensive back.  He had 26 carries for 94 yards and three touchdowns in the three main spring scrimmages.

2009 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced all fall at tailback after joining the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.

HIGH SCHOOL-He earned honorable mention All-State from the Rocky Mountain News and honorable mention All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post as a senior in 2008 when he also earned first-team All-Central Metro League honors, as well.  Over the course of his junior and senior seasons, he rushed for 2,442 yards and 28 touchdowns and he had a knack from scoring touchdowns from long distances.  He scored from 40-plus yards out 15 times spanning his junior and senior seasons, including seven times from 70 yards or.  As a senior, he rushed 183 times for 1,256 yards and 14 touchdowns and also had 12 receptions for 179 yards and a touchdown.  He had six 100-yard rushing games and scored 18 touchdowns and was responsible for 19, as on top of his 14 rushing touchdowns, he had two on kickoffs, one on a punt return and one touchdown reception and also threw for a touchdown (while also having a 58-yard interception return that he didn't score on).  He completed 6-of-7 passes on the season for 102 yards, returned 13 punts for 213 yards and had 12 kickoff returns for 404 yards.  Defensively, he recorded seven tackles, one sack and had one interception and three pass break-ups.  Against George Washington in a 42-0 victory, he had 204 yards rushing on just seven carries (29.4 per rush).  He rushed for three touchdowns on runs of 57, 65 and 78 yards and also had a 94 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  Against Hinkley, he scored four touchdowns, including two rushing as well as scores on a 71 yard reception and 85 yard kickoff return.  Against Highlands Ranch, he scored three touchdowns in a 49-30 win, including one from 74 yards out.  East held a 35-30 lead entering the fourth quarter before he scored twice to put the game out of reach.  He had 30 rushes for 194 yards and three touchdowns against Montbello and against Ranum, he scored on a 51 yard punt return and also had the 58-yard interception return in that game.  He recalls the top moment of his high school career when East beat Thomas Jefferson, 21-20, for the first time in 30 years.  He helped East to a 21-0 halftime lead with a score in the first half as the Angles held off a second-half rally.  He earned first-team All-Central Metro League honors as a junior when he rushed 137 times for 1,186 yards and 14 touchdowns.  He also had 10 receptions for 38 yards, eight punt returns for 94 yards and six kickoff returns for 142 yards.  He scored 87 points, including 14 touchdowns, one two-point conversion and was 1-of-2 on points after touchdowns.  Defensively, he recorded 12 tackles, two interceptions and four pass break-ups.  He had 15 rushes for a career-best 256 yards (17.1 per rush) and four touchdowns against Overland in a 51-45 victory, including scoring runs of 64 and 80 yards.  He scored three touchdowns against Fruita Monument off just 11 carries when he racked up 182 yards with scoring runs of 44, 58 and 61 yards.  He had 17 rushes for 168 yards and three touchdowns against Brighton, with one of the touchdowns a 44 yard scamper.  Against Thomas Jefferson, he had two rushing touchdowns, including one from 72 yards out.  A four-year letterman under coach Ron Woolfork (a former buff linebacker from 1990-93), East was 7-4 his senior year and 8-3 his junior season, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs both years.  An accomplished basketball player, he earned four letters as the point guard on the two-time state championship squad.  He also earned one letter in track while at East.

ACADEMICS-He is undecided on a major at Colorado.

PERSONAL-Born April 16, 1991 in Denver.  He was a prep classmate of two current Buffs, DaVaughn Thornton and Zach Grossnickle, who both signed with Colorado in February.  His hobbies include listening to music, playing basketball and video games. 

 

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