2012 St Louis Rams rookies Brian Quick and Trumaine Johnson have had primetime matchup in 2009 when University of Montana faced off against Appalachian St in a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game in front of 24,207 fans on a chilly, snowy Saturday afternoon day in UMs Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
In just each ones sophmore year Quick out of App St and Tru out of Montana were pure cornerstones for their teams. The first/third-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies defeated the fifth-ranked Appalachian State Mountaineers 24-17. CB Trumaine Johnson said the biggest highlight of his college career was when his Montana team beat Appalachian State. In that game, Johnson broke up a late pass intended for WR Brian Quick. Both players were drafted by the Rams on Friday and arrived at Rams Park on Saturday. Although Johnson "played great," in Quick's words, the wideout pointed out that he caught "a couple" passes in the 2009 playoff loss. "A couple" is understating a 10-catch, 135-yard day
The last play of the game is the infamous matchup between Brian Quick and Trumaine Johnson, a jump ball with 01 second left on the clock to tie the game up granted a field goal. Although Johnson gets the better of Quick that time, throughout the game highlight reel, we do see many timely instances where Quick is being targeted, and although not all the passes shown turn out favorable results, it really speaks to how much faith the team has in him as only a sophmore, on certain downs and times during the game. At the start of the second quarter Quick hauls in a deep pass over double coverage to set App St up to tie the score at 1:17.
University of Montana vs Appalachian State Highlights 2009 (via ThrashedKid)