San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke told a reporter "he fell in love with Quinton Dial's story" during the pre-draft process. This love encouraged him to pull the trigger and draft Quinton in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. With this pick the 49ers acquired the rights to an extremely versatile defensive lineman that can play any position on the line. Most importantly, Quinton's still learning how to best harness his athletic talents, and his best days are ahead of him.
Quinton's childhood was more difficult than most. His mother passed at an early age and the financial strains of being a single parents proved too much for his Father. Quinton and his Father were evicted from their suburban Birmingham home during his High School years. Fortunately, Quinton's relationship with God led him to meet a family through his weekly church routine that soon became his stable family infrastructure. Quinton moved in Paul and Denise Denham and respected their three daughters as his very own sisters.
Quinton's family stabilization allowed him to focus on obtaining his college degree. Quinton began his collegiate career at East Mississippi Community College. The Denham's attended all his games, and Quinton won a National Championship anchoring their defensive line as a defensive tackle. After playing in the Junior College ranks, Quinton was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to play for Coach Saban at the University of Alabama. During his two year stint at The University of Alabama, Quinton received considerable playing time as part of a defensive front rotation that won two BCS National Championships. Most importantly, Quinton received his college degree and had the Denham's by his side to congratulate him.
Quinton's 6 foot 6 inch frame and lengthy wingspan is highly desirable in the National Football League. The 49ers plan on using Quinton in many defensive packages as they defend their NFC championship during the 2013 season.