Shaquille Quarterman
No. 50 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1997-10-28) October 28, 1997 (age 23)
Orange Park, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Oakleaf High School
(Orange Park, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 140
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Total tackles:6
Sacks:0
Forced fumbles:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Shaquille Quarterman (born October 28, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early life and high school

Quarterman grew up in Orange Park, Florida and attended Oakleaf High School. He posted 137 tackles, 8 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks for the Knights in his junior season.[1] He was rated four-stars and as one of the top 10 inside linebacker recruits in the nation by ESPN, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports and committed to play college football at the University of Miami during his junior year.[2] As a senior, Quarterman made 101 tackles and was named the Regional Defensive Player of the Year by The Florida Times-Union and played in the All-America Bowl after the end of the season.[3] He finished his high school career with 412 tackles (23.5 for loss) and six sacks.[4]

College career

Quarterman enrolled early at Miami and was named a starter at inside linebacker for the Hurricanes going into his freshman season. He started all 13 Miami's games and finished second on the team with 84 tackles, with 10 going for a loss, and three sacks and was named was named third team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) by the league's coaches and honorable mention by the media. Quarteman was also named a freshman All-American by ESPN and Pro Football Focus.[5] As a sophomore, Quarterman was named second team All-ACC after again finishing second on the team in tackles with 83 with seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks with five passes broken up.[6] He was named first team All-ACC in his junior season after recording 82 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks, one interception, two pass breakups, six quarterback hurries, one forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.[7] Following the season Quarterman contemplated forgoing his final season of NCAA eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft but ultimately decided to return to Miami for his senior year.[8]

Quarterman was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press and several other media outlets, as well as to the watchlists for the Butkus and Chuck Bednarik Awards, going into his senior season.[9][10] Quarterman finished the season with 107 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble and was again named first team All-ACC.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+12 in
(1.84 m)
234 lb
(106 kg)
31+58 in
(0.80 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.74 s 31.0 in
(0.79 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

Quarterman was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13] Quarterman made his NFL debut on September 13, 2020 in the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, playing on special teams.[14] He was placed on injured reserve on November 7, 2020.[15] He was activated on December 5, 2020.[16]

References

  1. ^ Ferrelli, Andrew (January 27, 2015). "Miami Hurricanes Recruiting: Shaquille Quarterman Talks Junior Day And More". CanesWarning.com. FanSided. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Porter, Matt (October 5, 2015). "Recruiting: UM commit Shaquille Quarterman destroyed a quarterback". Canes Watch. The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Miller Degnan, Susan (July 20, 2016). "UM's next great linebacker?". ClayTodayOnline.com. Miami Herald. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hurricanes have precocious freshman at middle linebacker". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 8, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Cabrera Chirinos, Christy (July 15, 2017). "Leaner, stronger Quarterman hungry to lead Hurricanes defense". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Cabrera Chirinos, Christy (August 8, 2018). "UM's Shaq Quarterman named one of ESPN's top 50 college football players". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  7. ^ Miller Degnan, Susan (January 1, 2019). "Miami Hurricanes star LB Shaq Quarterman to return for senior season and skip NFL Draft". Sun Herald. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  8. ^ "Miami Hurricanes star LB Shaq Quarterman to return for senior season and skip NFL Draft". Miami Herald. January 1, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Shaquille Quarterman named preseason All-American". The Florida Times-Union. August 20, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Underwood, Cameron (July 23, 2019). "LBs Michael Pinckney, Shaquille Quarterman named to Butkus Award Watchlist". StateOfTheU.com. SB Nation. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Lake, David (January 15, 2020). "LB Shaq Quarterman shares thoughts on why UM struggled in 2019". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  12. ^ "Shaquille Quarterman Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  13. ^ Barney, Justin (April 25, 2020). "Jaguars draft Oakleaf High product Shaq Quarterman". News4Jax.com. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  14. ^ Shipley, John (September 15, 2020). "Jaguars Week 1 Rookie Report: Team's Youthful Core Shows Up in Colts Win". SI.com. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, James (November 7, 2020). "Jags make roster transactions on defense in preparation for Texans". USAToday.com. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jaguars Make Roster Moves". Jaguars.com. December 5, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.