Kelcy Quarles

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Kelcy Quarles
No. 64 Indianapolis Colts
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-01-23) January 23, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth: Hodges, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Greenwood (SC)
College: South Carolina
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 1
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Kelcy Quarles (born January 23, 1992) is an American football defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina, and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Quarles has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts.

College career[edit]

As a junior in 2013, Quarles was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) and second-team All-American selection.[1] and was an All-American by Sporting News.[2][3][4]

Professional career[edit]

On May 10, 2014, Quarles signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. On August 31, 2014, the New England Patriots claimed Quarles off waivers from the Giants.

On September 16, 2014, the Indianapolis Colts signed Quarles from the New England Patriots practice squad. In his first NFL game he recorded a sack. He was waived on November 24, 2014,[5] and re-signed to the practice squad on November 25. On September 5, 2015, Quarles was waived by the Colts.[6]

The New England Patriots signed Quarles back to their practice squad on December 2, 2015. They released him on December 15, 2015.

On December 18, 2015, the Indianapolis Colts announced they had signed Quarles to their practice squad.[7] He was elevated to the active roster on December 21.[8]

On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Colts as part of final roster cuts.[9] On September 4, 2016, he was signed to the Colts practice squad.[10] Quarles was released on September 13.[11] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 19, 2016.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Quarles is the nephew of Patriots Hall of Fame tight end Ben Coates.[13] It is through his mother, Mattie Quarles (née Coates) that he is related to Ben Coates.

Quarles' father, Buddy Quarles, played for the South Carolina Gamecocks for coach Joe Morrison from 1984-1987 as an offensive lineman. Quarles initially played as an offensive lineman before switching to defensive around eight grade, however Buddy continued to teach him the tips and tricks of offensive linemen so that he would know what to look for.[14]


  1. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Three Gamecocks named to coaches All-SEC team
  3. ^ Quarles named first-team All-American by Sporting News
  4. ^
  5. ^ d'Oliviera, Sean (November 24, 2014). "Colts sign Victor Butler, waive Kelcy Quarles". Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ Bowen, Kevin. "Colts Make Final Cuts, Assemble 53-Man Roster". 
  11. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad moves". September 13, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". 
  13. ^
  14. ^ Brittany Lane (September 21, 2012). "Kelcy Quarles Bolstered by Strong Parents, Support System". Retrieved 29 July 2016. 

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