Lobos receiver Q’ Drennan has a new love for football

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Q’ Drennan has always enjoyed playing football, but after last season that love has grown.

“Losing football made me want football even more,” said Drennan.

The University of New Mexico receiver lost football because of a season-ending injury in 2018.

Drennan caught his first and only pass of the game against Incarnate Word and landed awkwardly. The bad landing led to a dislocated hip that required season-ending surgery. 

“You know, it’s funny because it’s not as painful as some people may think. I was more angry because I knew what had happened,” said Drennan. “I knew that was it.”

Drennan is healthy now and is participating in drills in spring football.

“You know that was a gruesome, gruesome injury, almost catastrophic,” said Lobos Head Coach Bob Davie. “To see him back, see him back is very encouraging. He’s kind of a remarkable guy, I think, in a lot of ways.”

Always the optimist, Drennan never let the injury derail him too much.

He even joked about it on Twitter on the day it happened, comparing it to a dance. 

“My leg was sort of sideways like the Stanky leg dance back in 2008 or whatever it was,” said Drennan.

“You know, it’s just one of those things. I try to stay as positive as possible, especially in that situation. You know, one of my coping mechanisms is joking. So, I just made a joke about it.”

Drennan will be a senior in the 2019 season.

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