Cyhl Quarles

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Cyhl Quarles
Position: Strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-06) April 6, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Tucker, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Norcross (GA) Meadowcreek
College: Wake Forest
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Cyhl Quarles (pronounced "Kyle") (born April 6, 1989) is a former American Football strong safety. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. He played college football at Wake Forest.

Early years[edit]

Quarles grew up on Singleton Road in the neighborhood of Gladiator, which is located in Norcross, Georgia. Quarles attended Meadowcreek High School, also in Norcross. Quarles was ranked as the 88th-best safety nationally by Scout and also was ranked as 49th-best prospect of the state of Georgia.[1] He was a sprinter on the track high school team in which he ran the 100 meter dash 10.68 seconds.[1] Quarles was named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Defensive Player of the Week once during high school.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Cyhl Quarles
Outside linebacker
Norcross, Georgia Meadowcreek High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 4.92 Sep 21, 2006 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 90 (S)   Rivals: -- (OLB), -- (G)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Quarles played at Wake Forest. For his career at Wake Forest, he finished with 239 tackles, 2 interceptions, 6 passes defended and one forced fumble.

In his senior year, he had a career-high 101 tackles, 3 passes defended and 2 fumble recoveries.[2] On September 1, 2011, he had 10 tackles against Syracuse in the season opener but Wake Forest loss 36-29 in overtime.[3] On September 10, 2011, he recorded 12 tackles along with one pass deflection against North Carolina State helping Wake Forest win 34-27.[4] On September 17, 2011, he recorded 5 tackles against Gardner-Webb helping Wake Forest win that game 48-5.[5]

In his junior year, he had 71 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one passes defended.[2]

In his sophomore year, he had 62 tackles, one interception, 2 passes defended for the season.[2]

In his freshman year, he only had 5 tackles for the entire season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

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 1 in 223 lb 32 in 9 in 4.53 s 4.32 s 7.21 s 32.5 in 119 ft 0 in 19.0 reps
All values from the NFL Combine [6]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On April 30, 2012, Quarles signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.[7] On August 31, 2012, he was released.

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 12, 2012, Quarles signed with the New England Patriots to join their practice squad.[8][9] On September 28, 2012, Quarles was released from the practice squad.[10] On December 26, 2012, Quarles re-signed with the team to join the practice squad.[11]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On January 28, 2013, Quarles signed with the Chicago Bears to a reserve/future contract.[12]

On August 11, 2013, Quarles was waived by the Bears.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Georgia Tech profile". Archived from the original on 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "Cyhl Quarles Wake Forest Statistics". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wake Forest 29, Syracuse 36 Box Score". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "North Carolina State 27, Wake Forest 34 Box Score". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gardner-Webb 5, Wake Forest 48 Box Score". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Cyhl Quarles NFL Combine profile
  7. ^ "Ravens sign Wake Forest S Quarles as undrafted free agent". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cyhl Quarles added to P-squad". Retrieved 12 September 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  9. ^ "Patriots sign S Cyhl Quarles to practice squad; Release TE Alex Silvestro". Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Patriots sign DL Marcus Forston to practice squad; Release S Cyhl Quarles". Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Patriots Sign Three To The Practice Squad". Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Bears Sign S Cyhl Quarles To A Reserve/Future Contract". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bears place Hayden on IR, sign Hartson". Yahoo! Sports. August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 

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