Andrew Quarless

Andrew Christopher Quarless (born October 6, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Penn State. Quarless was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and later won Super Bowl XLV with them over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has also been a member of the Detroit Lions.

Andrew Quarless
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Quarless with the Green Bay Packers in 2011
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:October 6, 1988 (age 30)
Brooklyn, New York
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school:Uniondale (NY)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:89
Receiving yards:940
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Quarless attended Turtle Hook Junior High School in Uniondale, New York, then received a scholarship to Holy Trinity High School on Long Island until his junior year when he transferred to Uniondale High School. It was there that he had his greatest season before entering Penn State. After winning the Super Bowl he returned to Uniondale, where he was honored by Uniondale Ave being renamed "Andrew Quarless Way".

College career

Quarless had a breakout season as a true freshman in 2006.[1] He was pushed into Joe Paterno in a game against Wisconsin, which broke Paterno's leg.[2] Success in the 2007 season was limited due to suspensions and loss of his starting position at tight end to Mickey Shuler, Jr.[3] Quarless saw limited playing time in 2008 until the Illinois game when he started in the place of an injured Shuler and caught a key 4th-quarter touchdown.[1][4] He made the game-winning catch in the 2010 East-West Shrine Game.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
254 lb
(115 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.69 s 1.70 s 2.80 s 4.57 s 7.29 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
23 reps 17[5]
All values are from NFL Combine, except short shuttle and cone drill from Pro Day[6][7]

Green Bay Packers

Andrew Quarless
Quarless in August 2011

Quarless was selected in the fifth round (154th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft.[8] On July 12, 2010, he signed a contract with the Packers.[9] Quarless scored his first NFL career touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. In the 2010 regular season, he had picked up 238 yards. He had 21 receptions averaging 11.3 yards per catch. At the end of the 2010 season, Jackson and the Packers appeared in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had one reception for five yards in the game.[10] In 2011, he had three receptions for 36 yards and was the primary backup to Jermichael Finley. His role was a blocker. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in a 4th quarter kickoff return in the 38-35 win against the New York Giants on Sunday December 4, 2011. On December 7, 2011, Quarless was placed on injured reserve.[11] He was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform on August 27, 2012.[12] On November 7, 2012, Quarless was activated from reserve/physically unable to perform.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on December 1, 2012.[14] On March 13, 2014, Quarless was re-signed by the Packers.[15] He was placed on injured reserve – designated for return on September 30, 2015.[16] On December 21, 2015, Quarless was activated from injured reserve – designated for return.[17] He was placed on injured reserve on January 15, 2016.[18]

Detroit Lions

On August 15, 2016, Quarless was signed by the Detroit Lions.[19] He was released on September 19, 2016.[20]

Statistics

Source: NFL.com

Year Team G GS Receiving Fumbles
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
Regular season
2010 GB 13 3 21 238 11.3 23 1 1 1
2011 GB 10 2 3 36 12.0 21 0 0 0
2013 GB 16 10 32 312 9.8 22 2 0 0
2014 GB 16 11 29 323 11.1 34 3 0 0
2015 GB 5 1 4 31 7.8 13 0 0 0
Total 60 27 89 940 10.6 34 6 1 1
Postseason
2010 GB 4 1 5 46 9.2 15 0 0 0
2013 GB 1 1 1 8 8.0 8 0 0 0
2014 GB 2 0 4 31 7.8 13 1 0 0
2015 GB 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 2 10 85 8.5 15 1 0 0

The "Macho Gun Incident"

On July 4, 2015, Quarless was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in public in Miami Beach.[21] Miami Beach Police were called by a parking attendant who witnessed Quarless' dispute and the firearm discharge who reported that Quarless and Michael Ritchie approached a white car filled with women. The attendant heard the women yell, "No! Get away! Leave me alone!"

Quarless then took out a semiautomatic handgun and fired two shots. One woman felt that Quarless did this "in an attempt to emphasize his dominance and manhood." Quarless was discovered by police, along with his handgun, attempting to hide in bushes in front of a nearby tavern. Bullets found at the scene of the crime matched the gun Quarless was found with.[22]

On August 12, 2016, he was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2016 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.[23]

References

  1. ^ a b "10 Andrew Quarless". Pennsylvania State University. Archived from the original on September 14, 2008. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
  2. ^ Fittipaldo, Ray (November 5, 2006). "Paterno". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  3. ^ "Penn St. tight end Andrew Quarless suspended for unspecified violation". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "Penn State remains unbeaten, tops Illinois, 38-24". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 27, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2008.
  5. ^ "2010 Green Bay Packers draft picks". JSOnline.com. April 22, 2010. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Andrew Quarless". NFL.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "Andrew Quarless - Penn State, TE : 2010 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft 2010 - Andrew Quarless". NFL.com. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Packers sign TE Quarless". Packers.com. July 12, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. December 7, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Packers reduce active roster to 75". Packers.com. August 27, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Packers activate Quarless, place Perry on IR". Packers.com. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "Packers sign two from practice squad". Packers.com. December 1, 2012. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  15. ^ Demovsky, Rob (March 13, 2014). "Andrew Quarless re-signs with Pack". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  16. ^ "Packers place Quarless on Injured Reserve – designated for return". Packers.com. September 30, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  17. ^ "Packers move TE Andrew Quarless to active roster". Packers.com. December 21, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  18. ^ "TE Andrew Quarless placed on injured reserve". Packers.com. January 15, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  19. ^ "Lions sign TE Andrew Quarless and LB Dominique Tovell". DetroitLions.com. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  20. ^ Rothstein, Michael (September 19, 2016). "Lions release TE Andrew Quarless, who was set to return from ban". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  21. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 4, 2015). "Packers TE Andrew Quarless arrested for firing gun". NFL.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  22. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/andrew-quarless-packers-tight-end-arrested-in-south-beach-for-firing-gun-7727991
  23. ^ Demovsky, Rob (August 12, 2016). "Former Packers TE Andrew Quarless suspended two games". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.

External links

2006 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2006 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Joe Paterno. It played its home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

2007 Outback Bowl

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2007 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2007 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

The 2006 season began with the Nittany Lions ranked #19 in the AP and Coaches preseason polls. The team dropped out of the rankings with losses to Notre Dame and Ohio State, but finished the season ranked #25 in the Coaches Poll and #24 in the AP Poll with a final record of 9–4.

2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2009 college football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State had the highest graduation rate among all of the teams on the Associated Press Top 25 poll with 89% of its 2002 enrollees graduating. Miami and Alabama tied for second place with a graduation rate of 75%. The Nittany Lions finished the season with an 11–2 record and won the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy award to the best team in the ECAC for the 28th time and the second consecutive year.

2010 East–West Shrine Game

The 2010 East–West Shrine Game was the 85th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 100 players from the 2009 college football season, and prospects for the 2010 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL), as well as for the United Football League's inaugural draft. In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East-West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.Marty Schottenheimer and Romeo Crennel served as the two teams' coaches for the game. The East team won by a 13–10 margin on the strength of a touchdown with just six seconds remaining. Wisconsin defensive end O'Brien Schofield and Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka, both of the East team, were defensive and offensive MVPs, respectively.Although no players from this game were chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft and only seven were chosen on the second day of the draft (rounds 2 & 3), a total of 34 participants were selected during the draft's seven rounds. This includes four selections by the Pittsburgh Steelers and three each by the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers. Three Utah Utes football players and five offensive tackles from this game were selected in the draft.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

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The Packers would lose the next game 40-10 to the Lions on Thanksgiving to sit at 5-6-1, threatening to miss the postseason for the first time since 2008. The Packers then rallied to beat the Falcons 22-21 to even their record at 6-6-1. The following week, the Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 in Dallas after they had trailed 26-3 at halftime. The comeback was the largest in franchise history. The Packers would then lose a shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 at home to sit at 7-7-1, the first meeting between the teams since Super Bowl XLV. The following week, the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 33-28 at Soldier Field to clinch the NFC North in a game in which the winner would've clinched the division. The game is well-known for a touchdown catch made by Randall Cobb from Aaron Rodgers with less than a minute remaining to seal the win. The play came on a 4th and 8 situation in which Cobb was wide open near the endzone. The Packers entered the playoffs as the 4 seed in the NFC. In the wild card game, they lost 23–20 in a rematch with the 49ers on a Phil Dawson field goal as time expired. The game was one of the coldest in NFL playoff history, with a final temperature of 5 °F (-15 °C)

The Packers would again lose Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury almost four years later in 2017. However, the team’s fortunes without Rodgers were much poorer the second time; the team would fail to win the division that year, finishing in third behind a more competent Detroit Lions team and surrendering the division title to arguably one of the most talented Minnesota Vikings teams in years. As a result, the Packers did not qualify for the postseason that year.

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