About Johnny Quinn

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U.S. Olympian Johnny Quinn

Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn is a highly sought-after speaker for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Johnny has been featured on: ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Known for his thought-provoking and action-packed speeches, Johnny has spoken on some of the biggest stages, such as: Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Zillow, LiftMaster, Fiserv and Lockheed Martin. Johnny’s speeches are designed for in-person and virtual events. Each speech is handcrafted to perfectly align with your audience. He can deliver keynote, banquet and workshop style presentations. Johnny can also accommodate half-day, full day and multi-day conferences. There is no audience too big or small for Johnny Quinn. Talk to Johnny about your next event!

 
AUTHOR

Johnny’s newest book, PUSH: Breaking Through The Barriers ushers readers through the valleys of life to the thrills of rocketing down icy mountains at 80+ mph with no seat belt. Johnny’s book will equip you to embrace change, accept risks and learn to PUSH through barriers, to live a life on purpose!

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PUSH: BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS

Johnny Quinn was cut three times, lost 2.6 million dollars in NFL contracts and blew out his knee. Then he became an Olympian for the United States of America. From an NFL failure to a U.S. Olympian, Johnny’s “what’s next” attitude led him to success he never imagined. Johnny’s book equips us to embrace change, accept risk and learn to PUSH Through the Barriers, to live life on purpose.
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U.S. OLYMPIAN

Johnny is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He has traveled the world with Team USA competing in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. Competing, living and interacting within different cultures around the world has given Johnny a unique perspective and ability to connect with today’s diverse workforce.

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    Getting ready to walk in the Opening Ceremony with snowboarding legend Shaun White

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    Pushing the bobsled off the start block in the Olympics

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    On the Olympic bobsled track going 80+ mph with no seat belts

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    Celebrating in the leader’s box in the Olympics

 
THE DOOR AND MEETING THE PRESIDENT IN WHITE HOUSE

During the Sochi Olympics, Johnny got stuck in his Olympic Village bathroom and had to break down the door. The picture of the busted bathroom door has been retweeted over 22,000 times and seen by an estimated 10 million people around the world!
Johnny has been featured on media and news outlets around the world and he earned a spot to compete on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior!

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The broken door from the Olympics, and meeting President Obama in the White House

 
Johnny had the opportunity to tour The White House and met The President and First Lady with his Olympic teammates.
 

PRO FOOTBALL

Johnny declared for the NFL Draft in 2007 and was ranked in Top 10 at the wide receiver position in career receptions, career yards and career touchdowns at the collegiate level. 35 wide receivers went on to be selected in the 2007 NFL Draft and he was not one of them. Shortly after the draft concluded, Johnny signed his first free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills. He signed his second free-agent contract in 2008 with the Green Bay Packers. After bouncing around the NFL for two years, Johnny went on to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2009 as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Johnny’s team played the Montreal Alouettes in the 97th Grey Cup and lost 28-27 on a 33-yard field goal as time ran out.

Fun Fact: Johnny is the third person ever to have played in the NFL and competed in the Winter Olympics (2014). The first two people to accomplish this milestone were Herschel Walker (1992) and Jeremy Bloom (2002, 2006).

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In practice with the Buffalo Bills

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Looking for the end zone with the Green Bay Packers

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Returning a punt with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

COLLEGE

Despite leading the state of Texas in receptions and finishing second in receiving touchdowns at the Class-5A level (McKinney High School), Johnny was a non-recruited student-athlete coming out of high school. It wasn’t until two days before National Signing Day that Johnny received his only Division 1 scholarship offer to the University of North Texas.

At North Texas, he was part of three football conference championships and played in three bowl games (2002, 2003, 2004). Johnny left as the schools All-Time Leading Receiver in receptions (187) and receiving yards (2,718). He finished second in school history in all-purpose yards (3,835). Johnny also walked-on to the track and field team and helped anchor the 4×100 relay to the third fastest time in school history (39.92) and a trip to the NCAA Regional Track & Field Championships.

Johnny graduated with a degree in Pre-Law in 2006. In 2011, he was inducted into the University of North Texas Hall of Fame as a first ballot candidate. In 2013, Johnny was selected as one of two receivers to the University of North Texas All-Century Team.

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Returning a punt in the New Orleans Bowl

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Anchoring the 4×100 relay


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Running the 100m Dash

JOHNNY’S FAMILY

Johnny married his lovely wife, Amanda on May 3, 2014! They have two beautiful children, Amelia (2018) and Oliver (2021), and reside in McKinney, Texas.


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