NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) — The College of North Carolina confirmed the dying of one of its greatest previous soccer players Tuesday.
Quincy Monk, who experienced 247 tackles and four sacks for the Tar Heels ahead of getting drafted in 2002 by the New York Giants, died at 36 a long time aged. Monk died following a battle with adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer, in accordance to WRAL-Tv.
Monk was married and a father of two. His job finished in 2004, right after two seasons with the Giants and two seasons with the Houston Texans.
“I am deeply saddened to find out of Quincy’s passing this afternoon,” UNC head mentor Larry Fedora stated in a statement. “Quincy arrived and spoke to the team previously this year ahead of our Wake Forest recreation. In the quick time I understood him, it grew to become obvious how excellent of individual he was, how considerably this University meant to him and how a lot this football software was portion of his life. My ideas and prayers are with his wife, Lisa, and his two beautiful youngsters, Naomi and Aiden.”
Monk was honored as a Kenen Legend, together with UNC soccer captains, on the area Oct. seventeen at North Carolina’s recreation against Wake Forest.
Monk also experienced a stroke final June.
A GoFundMe account titled: “Assist us Heel our Giant, Quincy Monk” experienced elevated $ sixty,199 in 3 months.