Athletics

The Monk Legacy

Former Carolina football player honored by his teammates

Quincy Monk playing at Carolina

Former Carolina football player honored by his teammates

North Carolina native and former Carolina football player Quincy Monk ’02 is being honored and remembered with a meeting room in Kenan Football Center that bears his name.

Upon graduation from Carolina and a three-year career in the NFL, Monk returned to the Triangle area to settle down and raise a family. After a battle with adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer, Monk died in November 2015. The Quincy Monk Inside Linebacker Room was dedicated in March 2021 through gifts from Monk’s teammates to ensure that his legacy will continue to impact football players at Carolina for years to come.

“Seeing what his teammates have done to honor him with this legacy tribute is really special,” said Brian Chacos, a former teammate of Monk’s and currently a major gift director with the Rams Club. “I love seeing our former student-athletes giving back to Carolina, and in this case, honoring an incredible man like Quincy.”

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