Former UTEP Safety Quintin Demps Hosts Warm Clothing Drive for El Paso School
Former UTEP standout football player and ex-NFL safety Quintin Demps launched his own non-profit back in October to give back to at-risk and underserved youth in El Paso.
Two months later, Demps and his team donated 188 winter clothes to the students at La Fe Preparatory School as part of their Warm Clothing Drive for the holidays.
The Quintin Demps Foundation met with elementary students at La Fe Preparatory School in Segundo Barrio and donated sweaters, jackets, thermals and other new winter clothes for all of the students.
"Because of all the donations from the community, we were able to donate brand new clothes to all of the students," Demps said. "Our foundation wants to continue to give back to the community. Happy holidays El Paso."
The San Antonio, Texas native joined the Miners football team in 2004 and quickly became an impact player on the defense. He was named as a first-team All-Conference USA recipient in 2007, which is the same season that he had a pair of 100-yard interception returns. He's second in school history with 17 interceptions.
He had a 10-year NFL career that spanned with the Eagles, Texans, Chiefs, Giants and Bears. Demps was drafted by Philadephia in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He emerged as a kickoff return specialist and then grew into a bigger role as a safety.
Now, Demps is a secondaries coach at Trinity International and wants to give back to the youth of El Paso. Previously, The Quintin Demps Foundation held fundraisers for the Reynolds Home and the UTEP Food Pantry.