Memphis, Tenn. — The wait lasted three days but it was worth it for Cordova graduate Quinton Bohanna.
The Memphis kid is a Dallas Cowboy.
“I don’t know how to feel right now,” Bohanna said. “It hit me so hard. It shocked me.”
Bohanna said he got the call from team owner Jerry Jones right before hearing his name called in the 6th round.
“He told me, ‘I told you you was a Cowboy when we talked,’” he said. “I was like, I believed you. I was waiting on you.”
Bohanna admitted that he shed some tears.
“I cried a little bit with my mom and my brother, just all what we’ve been through,” he said. “All this coming to fruition for today.”
A day shared with a lot of family, including his proud parents.
“Today when we heard his name called, oh my god,” his mother Estella Bohanna-Bounds said. “That was, the most, oh my God, exciting moment.”
His father, Courtney Ingram, said the moment still hasn’t fully hit him.
“I’m still taking it in,” Ingram said. “I’m more happy for him. This his game. This his field. This what he do.”
Bohanna finished his career at Kentucky as a captain and All-SEC defensive lineman.
The 6-4, 357-pounder knows there’s work to do as a late-round pick but said he isn’t shying away from the competition.
“I’m from Memphis,” he said. “That grit and grit and grind mindset. Just take that with me everywhere I go and it’s been working with me good so far.”