Quentin Saulsberry

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Quentin Saulsberry
No. 22     New Orleans VooDoo
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-14) October 14, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Independence (MS)
College: Mississippi State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2014 for the New Orleans VooDoo
Career history
*Offseason and/or Practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AP All-SEC Honorable Mention (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played 0
Games started 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics
Receptions 1
Tackles 3
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Quentin Cortez Saulsberry (born October 14, 1988) is an American football offensive lineman for the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League (AFL). He attended Mississippi State University from 2007 to 2011. Saulsberry is the only player in MSU Bulldogs history to play and start every game of his career (49). He was regarded as one of the best center prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Saulsberry attended Independence High School in Independence, Mississippi, where he was a three-star offensive line prospect.[2] He chose Mississippi State over Ole Miss and Memphis.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his initial year at Mississippi State, Saulsberry started all 12 games of the year at right tackle. In his sophomore year, he made the transition to left guard, where he started all 12 games and helped pave the way for Anthony Dixon to set a new school record with 1,391 yards. The Bulldog offense lead the SEC and finish ninth nationally in rushing offense, averaging more than 227 yards per game.

In his junior season, Saulsberry started all but three games at right guard. He once started at left guard, and against Houston and Florida, replaced an injured J. C. Brignone at center.[3] In his senior season, he started all 13 games, nine of which at right guard and four at center. He earned All-SEC Honorable Mention by the Associated Press,[4] and played in the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Considered a bit too small for an elite NFL interior lineman, Saulsberry projects as a late-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] He eventually went undrafted, but was signed immediately afterwards by the Vikings.[6] On August 31, 2012 as the Vikings reduced their roster down to league maximum of 53 players, he was released.[7]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2⅜ in 304 lb 33¾ in 9⅞ in 5.38 s 4.99 s 8.19 s 22 in 7 ft 6 in 26 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Denver Broncos[edit]

On September 3, 2012, Saulsberry was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad. On August 25, 2013, he was waived by the Broncos.[8]

Los Angeles KISS[edit]

On October 23, 2013, Saulsberry was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS of the Arena Football League.

New Orleans VooDoo[edit]

On January 23, 2014, Saulsberry was traded to the New Orleans VooDoo for claim order positioning. The VooDoo placed Saulsberry on the exempt list on April 9, 2014 when he signed with the Blue Bombers. He was activated on June 12, 2014 following his release from the Blue Bombers. Saulsberry started the remaining games for the VooDoo upon his return. On September 24, 2014, the VooDoo picked up Saulsberry's rookie option to retain him for the 2015 season.[9]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On April 10th, 2014, Saulsberry was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. [10] He was released on June 12, 2014.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Center". CBSsports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rivals.com Profile
  3. ^ Miller, David (October 11, 2010). "Mullen puts stamp on MSU". The Dispatch. 
  4. ^ 2011 Associated Press All SEC team
  5. ^ Perillo, Paul (February 23, 2012). "Plenty of inside options up front". Patriots Football Weekly. 
  6. ^ Undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams
  7. ^ Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Caldwell, Gray (August 25, 2013). "Broncos Trim Roster to 77". DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ Hayley Asaro (September 26, 2014). "VooDoo retain QB Kennedy among seven rookies". www.sportsnola.com. SportsNOLA.com/LeSEA Broadcasting. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.bluebombers.com/article/bombers-sign-ol-release-lb
  11. ^ "June 2014". cfl.ca. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 

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