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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

Players

Andrew Quarless
TE #81
Height:
6-4
Weight:
252
Age:
25
College:
Penn State
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
32
YDS
312
AVG
9.8
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 56 586 10.5 23 3 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2013 GB 16 10 32 312 9.8 22 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 GB 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 GB 10 2 3 36 12 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 GB 13 3 21 238 11.3 23 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF L 28-34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 WAS W 38-20 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CIN L 30-34 3 21 7 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 DET W 22-9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 19-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CLE W 31-13 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @MIN W 44-31 2 13 6.5 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 CHI L 20-27 5 34 6.8 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 PHI L 13-27 1 8 8 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @NYG L 13-27 2 18 9 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 MIN L 26-26 2 22 11 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @DET L 10-40 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 ATL W 22-21 6 66 11 21 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @DAL W 37-36 6 66 11 22 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 PIT L 31-38 1 19 19 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @CHI W 33-28 2 31 15.5 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

  • Sidelined for the entire 2012 campaign as he continued his rehabilitation from a significant knee injury sustained at the N.Y. Giants in Week 13 of the 2011 season.
  • Played in 23 games with five starts in his first two seasons (2010-11).
  • Finished his rookie season of 2010 with 21 catches for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and a TD.
  • Posted career highs in Week 14 of 2010 at Detroit with five receptions for 62 yards. The yardage total the most by a Green Bay rookie TE since Ron Kramer’s 68 yards at Detroit on Nov. 27, 1958.
  • Holds the Penn State records for receptions by a tight end in a career (87) and single season (41 in 2009). Finished his career ranked second in school history for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,146.
  • Capped his college career with a Penn State bowl-record eight receptions in Capital One Bowl vs. LSU (Jan. 1) and then caught game-winning TD pass in final seconds of East-West Shrine Game.


Pro Highlights:

  • Missed the entire 2012 season as he continued his rehabilitation from a significant knee injury sustained at the N.Y. Giants in Week 13 of the 2011 season.
  • Played in 23 games with five starts in his first two seasons (2010-11), catching 24 passes for 274 yards (11.4 avg.) and one TD.
  • Appeared in 10 contests with two starts in 2011, but saw his season cut short in Week 13 when he sustained the severe knee injury covering a kickoff in the fourth quarter.
  • Made noticeable strides as a blocker in ’11, playing regularly as part of two-TE sets and out of the backfield in a FB role. Caught three passes for 36 yards (12.0 avg.) on the season.
  • Also saw time on special teams in 2011, contributing two tackles.
  • Took on a larger role than expected as a rookie in 2010 when starter Jermichael Finley was lost for the season due to a knee injury in Week 5.
  • Produced two 50-yard receiving games in ’10 and finished his rookie season with 21 catches for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and a TD, adding five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.) in the postseason.
  • Was taken with the first of Green Bay’s two fifth-round picks in 2010, the 154th overall selection and the 11th tight end selected. Became the first Penn State TE drafted in team history.


2012 SEASON
: Missed the entire offseason and training camp while rehabilitating his knee injury…Was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform on Aug. 27…Was activated from reserve/physically unable to perform on Nov. 7…Returned to practice with the club, but continued soreness in the knee led to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve on Dec. 1.

2011: Appeared in 10 contests with two starts and caught three passes for 36 yards (12.0 avg.) on the season…Added two tackles on special teams…Was sidelined for two games early in the season (Weeks 5-6) due to a knee injury sustained vs. Denver in Week 4…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Recorded his first reception of the season on the first drive of the second quarter, a 21-yard grab on a drive that culminated with K Mason Crosby’s 39-yard FG…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Recorded one catch for 8 yards, a reception that gave Green Bay a first-and-goal from the Vikings’ 4 early in the fourth quarter. QB Aaron Rodgers hit WR Jordy Nelson two plays later on a TD pass to extend the lead to 38-7…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Made his first coverage tackle of the season when he brought down WR Sammie Stroughter at the Tampa Bay 24 on a second-quarter kickoff return…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Started as part of a two-TE set and made one catch, a 7-yarder that picked up a first down on a third-quarter TD drive. Suffered a severe knee injury while covering a kickoff late in the fourth quarter and did not return. Was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 7.

2010: Played in 13 games with three starts and posted 21 receptions for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and a TD, plus one special teams tackle…Added five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.) in the postseason, playing in all four games with one start…Inactive (healthy scratch) for the season’s first two games and also missed one game due to a shoulder injury (vs. Dallas, Week 9)…At Chicago (Sept. 27): Made his NFL debut, playing on special teams and on offense…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 3): Made his first career start as Packers opened in two-TE set…At Washington (Oct. 10): Pressed into action following injuries to Finley and Donald Lee, he had four catches for 51 yards (12.8 avg.), including two grabs of 9 and 21 yards on the final drive of regulation, setting up a late FG attempt…Vs. Minnesota (Oct. 24): Caught two passes for 16 yards (8.0 avg.), including his first career TD, a juggling 9-yard catch in the back of the end zone…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Left the game with an injured shoulder and missed the following contest vs. Dallas (Nov. 7)…At Detroit (Dec. 12): Bounced back from an early fumble after a 12-yard reception to lead the team with career highs of five catches and 62 yards (12.4 avg.), including grabs of 20 and 11 yards from QB Matt Flynn on the opening drive of the second half to set up a FG. Yardage total was the most for a Green Bay rookie TE since Ron Kramer’s 68 yards at Detroit on Nov. 27, 1958…At Philadelphia (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 9): Caught two passes for 27 yards (13.5 avg.), his postseason highs, including a 15-yarder on the Packers’ first play from scrimmage…2010 Draft: Selected with the first of Green Bay’s two fifth-round picks, 154th overall and the 11th TE. Became the first Penn State player drafted by the Packers since 2001 (CB Bhawoh Jue, third round) and the first Penn State TE drafted in team history.

COLLEGE: Finished his career as Penn State’s all-time leader in receptions among tight ends…In 49 career games, including 29 starts, caught 87 passes to break the previous school record for a TE held by Ted Kwalick (1966-68)…Totaled 1,146 yards for a 13.2-yard average and eight TDs…His yardage total made him one of only three TEs in school history to top 1,000 career receiving yards, and he finished his career ranked second in school history behind Kwalick’s 1,343…He also fell two TDs short of Kwalick’s career mark of 10…Graduated in December 2009 with a degree in telecommunications…Senior season (2009): Concluded his collegiate career with by far his best year, nearly doubling his career totals for both receptions and yards coming in…Won the starting job and started all 13 games, catching 41 passes for 536 yards (13.1 avg.) and three TDs for the Big Ten’s second-ranked offense…Was the only Penn State player to catch a pass in every game and caught at least three passes in eight contests…Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition and was named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list…His 41 catches broke the school’s single-season record for a TE held by Tony Stewart (38 in 2000) and his 536 yards were the most by a Penn State TE since 1977 (Mickey Shuler Sr., 600)…Was a standout during East-West Shrine Game practices and caught the game-winning TD pass with six seconds left, lifting the East to a 13-10 win…At Michigan (Oct. 24), caught two passes for career-high 91 yards (45.5 avg.) and a TD – a  career-long 60-yard catch-and-run, the second-longest pass play on the season by the Nittany Lions and the longest completion to a Penn State TE in six years…In the Capital One Bowl in Orlando vs. LSU (Jan. 1), broke the school record for receptions in a bowl game with a career-high eight catches for 88 yards in 19-17 victory…Junior season (2008): Played in 12 of 13 games, with one start, serving a one-game suspension vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) for a violation of team rules…Lost his starting job to Mickey Shuler Jr. and caught just 11 passes for 117 yards (10.6 avg.) and one TD…Recorded season highs with four receptions for 50 yards (12.5 avg.) vs. Temple (Sept. 20)…Sophomore season (2007): Started seven of 11 games played, catching 14 passes for 205 yards (14.6 avg.) and two TDs, with five receptions going for 20 yards or longer…Sat out the season’s first two games vs. Florida International (Sept. 1) and vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 8) for a team rules violation…Made season debut vs. Buffalo (Sept. 15) with two receptions, both for TDs, of 21 and 4 yards…Posted season highs with three receptions for 48 yards (16.0 avg.) vs. Iowa (Oct. 6)…Freshman season (2006): Earned freshman All-Big Ten honors from Sporting News, playing in 13 games with eight starts and catching 21 passes for 288 yards (13.7 avg.) and two TDs…Fifteen of his receptions came in the season’s final five games…Recorded his first two collegiate receptions, for 12 yards (6.0 avg.), vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 16)…Established regular-season career high with five receptions for 62 yards at Wisconsin (Nov. 4)…Caught four passes for season-high 87 yards (21.8 avg.) and his first collegiate TD, a 17-yarder, vs. Michigan State (Nov. 18).

PERSONAL: Given name Andrew Christopher Quarless…Last name is pronounced QUAR-liss...Nicknamed “Drew”…Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. …Has a 3-year-old son…High school: At Uniondale (N.Y.) High, was rated the 11th TE prospect in the nation by Scout.com and the 13th by Rivals.com…As a senior, earned second-team all-state and first-team all-county honors as he posted 600 receiving yards, 325 rushing yards and nine TDs…During his junior season, caught 39 passes for 843 yards and six TDs, and also recorded 50 tackles and 16 sacks on defense…Began his prep career at Holy Trinity H.S. in Hicksville, N.Y. …Community involvement: Took part in the United Way’s annual Hometown Huddle project in October 2011 at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary…Attended the annual Families of Children with Cancer party, participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, and helped coach at a local Oneida Nation football clinic…Also was part of the United Way’s annual Hometown Huddle project, helping to refurbish existing and construct new playground equipment at Tank Elementary School…At Penn State, worked with local Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity programs…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys watching standup comedy and is a fan of Martin Lawrence’s TV shows…Also enjoys writing music and playing video games, naming “Call of Duty” one of his favorites…Residence: New York, N.Y.

  • Sidelined for the entire 2012 campaign as he continued his rehabilitation from a significant knee injury sustained at the N.Y. Giants in Week 13 of the 2011 season.
  • Played in 23 games with five starts in his first two seasons (2010-11).
  • Finished his rookie season of 2010 with 21 catches for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and a TD.
  • Posted career highs in Week 14 of 2010 at Detroit with five receptions for 62 yards. The yardage total the most by a Green Bay rookie TE since Ron Kramer’s 68 yards at Detroit on Nov. 27, 1958.
  • Holds the Penn State records for receptions by a tight end in a career (87) and single season (41 in 2009). Finished his career ranked second in school history for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,146.
  • Capped his college career with a Penn State bowl-record eight receptions in Capital One Bowl vs. LSU (Jan. 1) and then caught game-winning TD pass in final seconds of East-West Shrine Game.


Pro Highlights:

  • Missed the entire 2012 season as he continued his rehabilitation from a significant knee injury sustained at the N.Y. Giants in Week 13 of the 2011 season.
  • Played in 23 games with five starts in his first two seasons (2010-11), catching 24 passes for 274 yards (11.4 avg.) and one TD.
  • Appeared in 10 contests with two starts in 2011, but saw his season cut short in Week 13 when he sustained the severe knee injury covering a kickoff in the fourth quarter.
  • Made noticeable strides as a blocker in ’11, playing regularly as part of two-TE sets and out of the backfield in a FB role. Caught three passes for 36 yards (12.0 avg.) on the season.
  • Also saw time on special teams in 2011, contributing two tackles.
  • Took on a larger role than expected as a rookie in 2010 when starter Jermichael Finley was lost for the season due to a knee injury in Week 5.
  • Produced two 50-yard receiving games in ’10 and finished his rookie season with 21 catches for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and a TD, adding five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.) in the postseason.
  • Was taken with the first of Green Bay’s two fifth-round picks in 2010, the 154th overall selection and the 11th tight end selected. Became the first Penn State TE drafted in team history.


2012 SEASON
: Missed the entire offseason and training camp while rehabilitating his knee injury…Was placed on reserve/physically unable to perform on Aug. 27…Was activated from reserve/physically unable to perform on Nov. 7…Returned to practice with the club, but continued soreness in the knee led to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve on Dec. 1.

2011: Appeared in 10 contests with two starts and caught three passes for 36 yards (12.0 avg.) on the season…Added two tackles on special teams…Was sidelined for two games early in the season (Weeks 5-6) due to a knee injury sustained vs. Denver in Week 4…At Minnesota (Oct. 23): Recorded his first reception of the season on the first drive of the second quarter, a 21-yard grab on a drive that culminated with K Mason Crosby’s 39-yard FG…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Recorded one catch for 8 yards, a reception that gave Green Bay a first-and-goal from the Vikings’ 4 early in the fourth quarter. QB Aaron Rodgers hit WR Jordy Nelson two plays later on a TD pass to extend the lead to 38-7…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Made his first coverage tackle of the season when he brought down WR Sammie Stroughter at the Tampa Bay 24 on a second-quarter kickoff return…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Started as part of a two-TE set and made one catch, a 7-yarder that picked up a first down on a third-quarter TD drive. Suffered a severe knee injury while covering a kickoff late in the fourth quarter and did not return. Was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 7.

2010: Played in 13 games with three starts and posted 21 receptions for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and a TD, plus one special teams tackle…Added five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.) in the postseason, playing in all four games with one start…Inactive (healthy scratch) for the season’s first two games and also missed one game due to a shoulder injury (vs. Dallas, Week 9)…At Chicago (Sept. 27): Made his NFL debut, playing on special teams and on offense…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 3): Made his first career start as Packers opened in two-TE set…At Washington (Oct. 10): Pressed into action following injuries to Finley and Donald Lee, he had four catches for 51 yards (12.8 avg.), including two grabs of 9 and 21 yards on the final drive of regulation, setting up a late FG attempt…Vs. Minnesota (Oct. 24): Caught two passes for 16 yards (8.0 avg.), including his first career TD, a juggling 9-yard catch in the back of the end zone…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Left the game with an injured shoulder and missed the following contest vs. Dallas (Nov. 7)…At Detroit (Dec. 12): Bounced back from an early fumble after a 12-yard reception to lead the team with career highs of five catches and 62 yards (12.4 avg.), including grabs of 20 and 11 yards from QB Matt Flynn on the opening drive of the second half to set up a FG. Yardage total was the most for a Green Bay rookie TE since Ron Kramer’s 68 yards at Detroit on Nov. 27, 1958…At Philadelphia (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 9): Caught two passes for 27 yards (13.5 avg.), his postseason highs, including a 15-yarder on the Packers’ first play from scrimmage…2010 Draft: Selected with the first of Green Bay’s two fifth-round picks, 154th overall and the 11th TE. Became the first Penn State player drafted by the Packers since 2001 (CB Bhawoh Jue, third round) and the first Penn State TE drafted in team history.

COLLEGE: Finished his career as Penn State’s all-time leader in receptions among tight ends…In 49 career games, including 29 starts, caught 87 passes to break the previous school record for a TE held by Ted Kwalick (1966-68)…Totaled 1,146 yards for a 13.2-yard average and eight TDs…His yardage total made him one of only three TEs in school history to top 1,000 career receiving yards, and he finished his career ranked second in school history behind Kwalick’s 1,343…He also fell two TDs short of Kwalick’s career mark of 10…Graduated in December 2009 with a degree in telecommunications…Senior season (2009): Concluded his collegiate career with by far his best year, nearly doubling his career totals for both receptions and yards coming in…Won the starting job and started all 13 games, catching 41 passes for 536 yards (13.1 avg.) and three TDs for the Big Ten’s second-ranked offense…Was the only Penn State player to catch a pass in every game and caught at least three passes in eight contests…Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition and was named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list…His 41 catches broke the school’s single-season record for a TE held by Tony Stewart (38 in 2000) and his 536 yards were the most by a Penn State TE since 1977 (Mickey Shuler Sr., 600)…Was a standout during East-West Shrine Game practices and caught the game-winning TD pass with six seconds left, lifting the East to a 13-10 win…At Michigan (Oct. 24), caught two passes for career-high 91 yards (45.5 avg.) and a TD – a  career-long 60-yard catch-and-run, the second-longest pass play on the season by the Nittany Lions and the longest completion to a Penn State TE in six years…In the Capital One Bowl in Orlando vs. LSU (Jan. 1), broke the school record for receptions in a bowl game with a career-high eight catches for 88 yards in 19-17 victory…Junior season (2008): Played in 12 of 13 games, with one start, serving a one-game suspension vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) for a violation of team rules…Lost his starting job to Mickey Shuler Jr. and caught just 11 passes for 117 yards (10.6 avg.) and one TD…Recorded season highs with four receptions for 50 yards (12.5 avg.) vs. Temple (Sept. 20)…Sophomore season (2007): Started seven of 11 games played, catching 14 passes for 205 yards (14.6 avg.) and two TDs, with five receptions going for 20 yards or longer…Sat out the season’s first two games vs. Florida International (Sept. 1) and vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 8) for a team rules violation…Made season debut vs. Buffalo (Sept. 15) with two receptions, both for TDs, of 21 and 4 yards…Posted season highs with three receptions for 48 yards (16.0 avg.) vs. Iowa (Oct. 6)…Freshman season (2006): Earned freshman All-Big Ten honors from Sporting News, playing in 13 games with eight starts and catching 21 passes for 288 yards (13.7 avg.) and two TDs…Fifteen of his receptions came in the season’s final five games…Recorded his first two collegiate receptions, for 12 yards (6.0 avg.), vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 16)…Established regular-season career high with five receptions for 62 yards at Wisconsin (Nov. 4)…Caught four passes for season-high 87 yards (21.8 avg.) and his first collegiate TD, a 17-yarder, vs. Michigan State (Nov. 18).

PERSONAL: Given name Andrew Christopher Quarless…Last name is pronounced QUAR-liss...Nicknamed “Drew”…Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. …Has a 3-year-old son…High school: At Uniondale (N.Y.) High, was rated the 11th TE prospect in the nation by Scout.com and the 13th by Rivals.com…As a senior, earned second-team all-state and first-team all-county honors as he posted 600 receiving yards, 325 rushing yards and nine TDs…During his junior season, caught 39 passes for 843 yards and six TDs, and also recorded 50 tackles and 16 sacks on defense…Began his prep career at Holy Trinity H.S. in Hicksville, N.Y. …Community involvement: Took part in the United Way’s annual Hometown Huddle project in October 2011 at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary…Attended the annual Families of Children with Cancer party, participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, and helped coach at a local Oneida Nation football clinic…Also was part of the United Way’s annual Hometown Huddle project, helping to refurbish existing and construct new playground equipment at Tank Elementary School…At Penn State, worked with local Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity programs…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys watching standup comedy and is a fan of Martin Lawrence’s TV shows…Also enjoys writing music and playing video games, naming “Call of Duty” one of his favorites…Residence: New York, N.Y.

 

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