Quantwan Cosby better known as Quan Cosby (born in Waco, Texas on December 23, 1982) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football for the Texas Longhorns. He also played four years of professional baseball for the Anaheim Angels.
Quan Cosby was a stellar athlete for Mart High School, excelling in football, baseball, and track. In football he was a two time 2A All State selection at quarterback, where he was also selected to the second team all USA-Today Team and named Offensive Player of the Year. He was also selected All State once at defensive back and kick returner. In baseball, he was mainly known for his blazing speed stealing 81 of 82 bases during his Junior and Senior years. He was not bad with the bat either, posting a .479 batting average his Senior year with three home runs and 33 RBI. He won a total of three state titles in high school: one his junior year in football and two his senior year in track in the 100m and 200m dashes with times of 10.46 and 21.31 respectively. He attended the University of Texas.
Cosby was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft and left his commitment to the University of Texas to do so. He wound up playing for four years in the outfield for the Angels organization. He started his career in the Arizona League where he played 41 games, hitting .243 with eight RBI and eight stolen bases for the Angels. His second year he played for the Provo Angels of the Pioneer League where he recorded a .302 average with nine doubles, 29 RBI, and 22 stolen bases in a total of 76 games. He continued his career playing for the Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels. His first year with them he hit .249 with four doubles, 21 RBI, and 17 stolen bases in 104 games. The next year he attained a .249 batting average, again, with eight doubles, 12 triples, five home runs, and 24 stolen bases in 119 games. At that point he had a career average of .260 in 340 total games. Though his average had not improved greatly, his power numbers had. After playing four years in the Angels minor league system, Cosby decided to attend the University of Texas where he would go on to play football.