Marquice Cole

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Marquice Cole
Free agent
Position: Cornerback / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-13) November 13, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth: Hazel Crest, Illinois
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Northwestern
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles: 72
Pass deflections: 10
Interceptions: 4
Fumbles recovered: 2
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

Marquice Jermal Cole [Mar-KWEECE] (born November 13, 1983[1]) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Northwestern.

Cole has been a member of the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Denver Broncos

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Cole who went undrafted out of Northwestern was picked up by the Oakland Raiders following the completion of the 2007 NFL Draft.[2] Cole was later waived by the team on September 2, 2007.[3]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Cole would be signed by the Tennessee Titans and placed on the team's practice squad on December 11, 2007.[4] Cole was later re-signed by the team on January 7, 2008.[4] Cole was later waived by the Titans on August 30, 2008.[5]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Cole was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on December 10, 2008.[4] He was later released from the team.

New York Jets[edit]

On February 17, 2009, the New York Jets would sign Cole.[4] Cole was waived by the team on September 15, 2009[6] only to be signed to the team's practice squad two days later on September 17, 2009.[6] On September 23, 2010, Cole was promoted to the active roster.[7] Cole made several tackles throughout the 2009 season primarily playing on special teams.[8]

Cole was an "integral" part of the Jets' special teams unit, as a gunner,[9] and has improved his understanding of the defensive schemes to the point where he is involved in series of packages on defense.[1] Cole started the Jets' final regular season game against the Buffalo Bills recording his first two interceptions, one of which he returned for his first career touchdown.[10]

Cole, an exclusive rights free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Jets on January 26, 2011.[11]

New England Patriots[edit]

Cole, a free agent, signed with the New England Patriots on March 19, 2012.[12] On March 20, 2013, Cole re-signed with Patriots. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.[13] On September 27, 2013, Cole was released by the Patriots. Cole played in the first 3 regular season games, but recorded no statistics. On Oct. 1 2013, Cole was re-signed to the Patriots. On Oct. 4 2013, Cole was Released by the Patriots. On December 26, 2013, He was released yet again.[14]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Cole was signed by the Broncos on January 14, 2014 after injuries to Chris Harris, Jr. and Derek Wolfe.[15]


Cole has one son, Marquice Jr.[16] Cole is a MMA fan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Zimmerman, Lisa (September 28, 2010). "The Disruptive Marquice Cole". TheJetsBlog. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ White, David (May 2, 2007). "Raiders complete roster with free agents / Oakland signs seven heading into weekend minicamp". Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oakland Raiders Transactions - 2007". Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Marquice Cole". Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tennessee Titans Transactions - 2008". Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "New York Jets Transactions - 2009". Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 23, 2009). "NY Jets sign cornerback Marquice Cole from practice squad, waive TE Matthew Mulligan". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Marquice Cole". Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Marquice Cole Q&A", (Yahoo! Sports), October 8, 2010, retrieved October 16, 2010 
  10. ^ Cimini, Rich (January 2, 2011), "A lot of players rest, but not the defense", ESPN, archived from the original on January 6, 2011, retrieved January 6, 2011 
  11. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (January 26, 2011), "Jets deny Raiders permission to interview secondary coach Dennis Thurman", The Star-Ledger, archived from the original on January 26, 2011, retrieved January 26, 2011 
  12. ^ "Patriots sign free agent Trevor Scott; Sign free agent Marquice Cole". New England Patriots. 19 March 2012. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Patriots release CB Marquice Cole". Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ Sessler, Marc (January 14, 2014). "Denver Broncos sign Marquice Cole, place Wolfe on IR". Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  16. ^ Hutchinson, Dave (September 9, 2009). "Cornerback Marquice Cole beats the odds to make NY Jets". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 

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