Andrew Quarless

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Andrew Quarless
Andrew Quarless-81.jpg
Quarless with the Green Bay Packers
No. 81 Green Bay Packers
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: Injured reserve Designated to return
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2015
Receptions: 87
Receiving Yards: 923
Receiving Touchdowns: 6
Stats at

Andrew Christopher Quarless (born October 6, 1988) is an American football player for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football at Penn State under Joe Paterno. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Andrew Quarless attended Holy Trinity High School on Long Island until his junior year when he transferred to Uniondale High School, where 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.[2] He was pushed into Joe Paterno in a game against Wisconsin, which broke Paterno's leg.[3] Success in the 2007 season was limited due to suspensions and loss of his starting position at tight end to Mickey Shuler, Jr.[4] 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.[2][5] He caught the game-winning catch in the 2010 East-West Shrine Game.

Professional career[edit]

Quarless in motion, December 2013

Quarless was drafted by the Packers in Round 5, pick 23 being 154th player picked overall in the draft. He made 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 2012-2013 season.

Andrew Quarless, August 1, 2011

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 a injury, this time a MCL and he is expected to return when the Packers play the Chicago Bears on thanksgiving day. [7] He was placed on temporary injured reserve on September 30, 2015. [8]

Career statistics[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 26 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
Total 55 26 85 909 10.7 34 6

The "Macho Gun Incident"[edit]

"The 26-year-old [Quarless][1] was arrested at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday [July 4th 2015] and charged with misdemeanor discharging a firearm in public, Miami Beach PD confirmed to NFL Media.[10]

"According to a police report released to New Times, MBPD was called by a parking attendant near Lenox Avenue and Fifth Street who witnessed Quarless' dispute and the gunshots. According to the parking attendant, Quarless and another man — identified as Michael Ritchie, a 31-year-old from New York — were leaving the garage in a black Porsche Panamera when they approached a white car filled with several women. An argument ensued, with the attendant hearing the women yell, "No! Get away! Leave me alone!"

That's when Quarless took out a semiautomatic handgun — ID'ed by police as a .45-caliber weapon — and fired two shots, one straight up into the sky. Why? When police later interviewed a woman in Quarless' car, she said he'd fired "in an attempt to emphasize his dominance and manhood."

After the parking attendant called 911, police quickly responded and found the black Porsche a few blocks away. Quarless was soon found in front of Siena Tavern, police say, "attempting to conceal himself and a black firearm in a nearby plant."

Police dug the gun out of the plant and later matched rounds found on the ground near the garage with the gun. Quarless was arrested on a misdemeanor count of firing a firearm in public and taken to Turner Knight Guilford Correctional Center for processing." [11]


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