- Played in all 16 games for the second straight season in 2014, opening a career-high 11 contests and posting career bests for receiving yards (323) and TD catches (three).
- Moved into a starting role in 2013 in Week 8 following TE Jermichael Finley’s season-ending neck injury and responded with a career-high 32 receptions for 312 yards (9.8 avg.) and two TDs.
- 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 a severe knee injury covering a kickoff in the fourth quarter.
- Played regularly as part of two-TE sets and out of the backfield in a FB role in ’11. Caught three passes for 36 yards (12.0 avg.) on the season.
- Took on a larger role than expected as a rookie in 2010 when Finley was lost for the season due to a knee injury sustained 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.
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 the 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 a 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…Broke the school record for receptions in a bowl game with a career-high eight catches for 88 yards in the 19-17 victory vs. LSU (Jan. 1) in the Capital One Bowl…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 a season-high 87 yards (21.8 avg.) and his first collegiate TD, a 17-yarder, vs. Michigan State (Nov. 18).
Given name Andrew Christopher Quarless…Last name is pronounced QUAR-liss...Nicknamed “Drew”…Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. …Has a 5-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…Residence: New York, N.Y.