Quarless with the Green Bay Packers in 2011
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||October 6, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||252 lb (114 kg)|
|High school:||Uniondale (NY)|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015|
Andrew Christopher Quarless (born October 6, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Penn State. Quarless was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and later won Super Bowl XLV with them over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has also been a member of the Detroit Lions.
Quarless attended Turtle Hook Junior High School in Uniondale, New York, then received a scholarship to Holy Trinity High School on Long Island until his junior year when he transferred to Uniondale High School. It was there that 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".
Quarless had a breakout season as a true freshman in 2006. He was pushed into Joe Paterno in a game against Wisconsin, which broke Paterno's leg. Success in the 2007 season was limited due to suspensions and loss of his starting position at tight end to Mickey Shuler, Jr. 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. He made the game-winning catch in the 2010 East-West Shrine Game.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in||254 lb||34 in||10 1⁄4 in||4.69 s||1.70 s||2.80 s||4.57 s||7.29 s||32 in||9 ft 4 in||23 reps|
|All values are from NFL Combine, except short shuttle and cone drill from Pro Day|
Green Bay Packers
Quarless was selected in the fifth round (154th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft. On July 12, 2010, he signed a contract with the Packers. Quarless scored 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. On December 7, 2011, Quarless was placed on injured reserve. He was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform on August 27, 2012. On November 7, 2012, Quarless was activated from reserve/physically unable to perform. He was placed on injured reserve on December 1, 2012. On March 13, 2014, Quarless was re-signed by the Packers. He was placed on injured reserve – designated for return on September 30, 2015. On December 21, 2015, Quarless was activated from injured reserve – designated for return. He was placed on injured reserve on January 15, 2016.
On August 15, 2016, Quarless was signed by the Detroit Lions. He was released on September 19, 2016.
The "Macho Gun Incident"
On July 4, 2015, Quarless was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in public in Miami Beach. Miami Beach Police were called by a parking attendant who witnessed Quarless' dispute and the firearm discharge who reported that Quarless and Michael Ritchie approached a white car filled with women. The attendant heard the women yell, "No! Get away! Leave me alone!"
Quarless then took out a semiautomatic handgun and fired two shots. One woman felt that Quarless did this "in an attempt to emphasize his dominance and manhood." Quarless was discovered by police, along with his handgun, attempting to hide in bushes in front of a nearby tavern. Bullets found at the scene of the crime matched the gun Quarless was found with.
On August 12, 2016, he was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2016 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
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- "TE Andrew Quarless placed on injured reserve". Packers.com. January 15, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
- "Lions sign TE Andrew Quarless and LB Dominique Tovell". DetroitLions.com. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- Rothstein, Michael (September 19, 2016). "Lions release TE Andrew Quarless, who was set to return from ban". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
- Patra, Kevin (July 4, 2015). "Packers TE Andrew Quarless arrested for firing gun". NFL.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
- Demovsky, Rob (August 12, 2016). "Former Packers TE Andrew Quarless suspended two games". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
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