LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a multi-year contract extension. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dunbar (6-2, 197) originally joined the Redskins as a college free agent wide receiver on May 11, 2015. Since transitioning to cornerback in training camp during his rookie season, he has appeared in 40 career regular season games with seven starts, compiling 65 career tackles (58 solo), 18 passes defensed, three interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery.
This past season, Dunbar recorded career highs in games played (15), starts (four), total tackles (28), solo tackles (24) and passes defensed (eight). In Week 7, he recorded the third interception of his career, picking off Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
Dunbar played collegiately at Florida, where he appeared in 49 games with 23 starts as a wide receiver from 2010-14. He recorded 111 career receptions for 1,500 yards and eight touchdowns for the Gators.
Dunbar, 25, attended Booker T. Washington H.S. in Miami, where he earned first-team All-Dade honors in 2008. He was born July 22, 1992.