|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||April 30, 1983|
|Place of birth:||San Diego, California|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||317 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||Lebanon (OR)|
|NFL draft:||2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 211|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Patrick Shawn McQuistan (born April 30, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football for Weber State University.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 References
- 6 External links
McQuistan attended and played football at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Oregon, earning second-team All-Valley League honors as a junior defensive lineman. In his last year, he was moved to the offensive line and earned honorable mention All-Valley League honors as an offensive tackle and punter.
He played baseball for one season at Edmonds Community College. In 2002, he signed to play for Weber State University but was declared academically ineligible. The next year he enrolled during the summer and sat out the season as an academic redshirt.
Dallas Cowboys (first stint)
McQuistan was selected in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and ended up making the team over previous year starter Rob Petitti. As a rookie he was declared inactive for the first 15 games of the season.
In 2008, he played mainly on special teams. The next year he was inactive for the first nine games until Marc Colombo was lost for the season with a broken left fibula, he was activated for the remaining seven games, playing mainly on special teams and as a backup.
During his time with the team he was a backup offensive tackle and played special teams. He was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft choice on September 3, 2010. The teams were going to switch 2011 sixth-round draft positions if the Dolphins had the worst record (and higher pick), eventually no exchange was made because that condition wasn't met.
In 2010, he appeared in all 16 games with a career-high eight starts for the Miami Dolphins. At the end of the season his contract was due to expire, and the Dolphins chose to not re-sign him, releasing McQuistan to free agency.
Tennessee Titans (first stint)
New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys (second stint)
On June 8, 2012, McQuistan was signed by the Dallas Cowboys, reuniting with the team for whom he played 3 seasons. He was cut from the team to make room for the final 53 man final roster on August 31.
Tennessee Titans (second stint)
- "Pat McQuistan signs with Cowboys, provides OL depth". Retrieved June 9, 2012.
- Falcons Sign Veteran OT McQuistan
- Falcons Make Initial Wave of Final Cuts