Andrew Quarless

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Andrew Quarless
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Quarless with the Green Bay Packers
No. 49 Detroit Lions
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: 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
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Receptions: 89
Receiving yards: 940
Receiving touchdowns: 6
Player stats at NFL.com

Andrew Christopher Quarless (born October 6, 1988) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State. Quarless was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Andrew Quarless attended Turtle Hook Junior High School in Uniondale , N.Y. 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[edit]

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[edit]

Quarless in motion, December 2013

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Quarless was selected in the fifth round (154th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5] He scored his first NFL career touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. At the end of the 2010 regular season he had picked up 238 yards. He had 21 receptions averaging 11.3 yards per catch. 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. He was placed on injured reserve the following week.[6] Quarless sat out the entire 2012 season.

Andrew Quarless, August 1, 2011

Quarless re-signed with the Packers on March 13, 2014.[7] On September 20, 2014, Quarless was fined $8,268 for his role in an endzone brawl during the 31-24 victory over the New York Jets in Week 2. On September 28, 2015 during the Packers 38-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Quarless suffered an injury, this time a MCL and he is expected to return when the Packers play the Chicago Bears on thanksgiving day.[8] He was placed on temporary injured reserve on September 30, 2015.[9] On January 15, 2016, Quarless was placed on injured reserve.[10]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Quarless was signed by the Detroit Lions on August 15, 2016.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[12]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2010 Green Bay Packers 13 3 21 238 11.3 23 1
2011 Green Bay Packers 10 2 3 36 12 21 0
2013 Green Bay Packers 16 10 32 312 9.8 22 2
2014 Green Bay Packers 16 11 29 323 11.1 34 3
2015 Green Bay Packers 5 1 4 31 7.8 13 0
Total 60 27 89 940 10.6 34 6

Postseason[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2010 Green Bay Packers 4 1 5 46 9.2 15 0
2013 Green Bay Packers 1 1 1 8 8.0 8 0
2014 Green Bay Packers 2 0 4 31 7.8 13 1
2015 Green Bay Packers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 2 10 85 8.5 15 1

The "Macho Gun Incident"[edit]

On July 4, 2015, Quarless was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in public in Miami Beach.[13] 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.[14]

On August 12, 2016, he was suspended for the first two games of the 2016 NFL season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "10 Andrew Quarless". Pennsylvania State University. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  2. ^ Fittipaldo, Ray (2006-11-05). "Paterno". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  3. ^ "Penn St. tight end Andrew Quarless suspended for unspecified violation". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Penn State remains unbeaten, tops Illinois, 38-24". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  5. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft 2010 - Andrew Quarless". NFL.com. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://packersnews.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20111207/PKR01/111207162/-1/7daysarchives/Notebook-Packers-promote-Harrell-roster-rather-than-lose-him-Bills
  7. ^ Demovsky, Rob (March 13, 2014). "Andrew Quarless re-signs with Pack". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/andrew-quarless-thankful-his-knee-injury-isnt-worse-b99592960z1-331502231.html
  9. ^ http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2015/09/30/packers-place-quarless-temporary-ir/73114776/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  10. ^ "TE Andrew Quarless placed on injured reserve". www.packers.com. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  11. ^ "Lions sign TE Andrew Quarless and LB Dominique Tovell". DetroitLions.com. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ Statistics
  13. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 4, 2015). "Packers TE Andrew Quarless arrested for firing gun". NFL.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/andrew-quarless-packers-tight-end-arrested-in-south-beach-for-firing-gun-7727991
  15. ^ Demovsky, Rob (August 12, 2016). "Former Packers TE Andrew Quarless suspended two games". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 

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