|23 Quay Johnson|
High School: two-year letterman for coach Robert Senseney at Knightdale High School ... Chosen as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's (NCHSAA) Male Athlete-of-the-Year at the conclusion of senior prep campaign ... Also selected as the program's offensive MVP and was the Greater Neuse Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year as a junior and senior ... Named to the all-metro squad as a team captain in 2013 ... Key member of a Knights team that rolled to a conference title and a 12-2 overall record ... Ranked among the top 65 prospects in North Carolina (2014 recruiting class) ... Versatility enabled valuable contributions from many positions, including running back, receiver, defensive back and as a return specialist ... Racked up nearly 2,000 total yards, rushed for 18 touchdowns, passed for 11 and caught three more in '13 ... Helped KHS to a 7-4 overall mark and a 5-2 Greater Neuse 4-A Conference record in 2012 ... Made commitment to ECU on Sept. 6, a day after the Pirates' "Paint It Black" victory over Florida Atlantic ... A highly-regarded track athlete who competes in the 400m, 500m, 4x400m and 4x800m events and has been a part of seven state titles ... Captured the North Carolina championship in the 400 as a junior and his 4x400 relay unit established a state record ... Also earned one letter as a point guard on the basketball floor.
Personal: Full name is Marquarious Johnson, but prefers to go by Quay ... Born Jan. 15, 1995 at Tarboro, N.C. ... Son of Wanda Pittman ... Success in classroom enabled selection to All-Academic Conference squads in both football and track ... Brother Devin Johnson is a track letterman at the collegiate level ... Hobbies include traveling.