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Marquice Cole
DB #34
Height:
5-10
Weight:
195
College:
Northwestern
Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 72 57 15 0 0 10 4 1 49 -- 35
2013 NE 13 15 10 5 0 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 NE 14 17 15 2 0 -- 3 1 0 0 -- 0
2011 NYJ 14 11 7 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYJ 12 22 20 2 0 0 5 2 1 49 24.5 35
2009 NYJ 11 7 5 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 64 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NE 13 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2012 NE 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYJ 14 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2010 NYJ 12 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 NYJ 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 64 1 -5 -5 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 NE 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYJ 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYJ 12 1 -5 -5 -5 0 0 0 0 1
2009 NYJ 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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COLE AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year cornerback who played 64 regular-season games (2 starts) in his first five NFL campaigns with the New York Jets (2009-11) and New England Patriots (2012-12).
• Has played at least 11 games in all five of his NFL seasons to start his career.
• Totaled 36 tackles (31 solo) with four interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown with 14 pass breakups in his career.
• Made 114 tackles with seven interceptions in 43 games at Northwestern University.
• Signed by Denver as a free agent on January 14, 2014
• Entered the NFL with Oakland as a college free agent on May. 4, 2007.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:Signed by Oakland as a college free agent 5/4/07; Waived by Oakland 9/1/07; Signed by Tennessee (practice squad) 12/11/07; Signed by Tennessee 1/7/08; Waived by Tennessee 8/31/08; Signed by New Orleans (practice squad) 12/10/08; Signed by N.Y. Jets 2/17/09; Waived by N.Y. Jets 9/14/09; Signed by N.Y. Jets (practice squad) 9/16/09; Signed by N.Y. Jets (active roster) 9/23/09; Signed by New England 3/19/12; Released by New England 9/1/13; Signed by New England 9/2/13; Released by New England 9/27/13; Signed by New England 10/1/13; Released by New England 10/4/13; Signed by New England 10/7/13; Released by New England 12/26/13.

COLE AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year cornerback who played 64 regular-season games (2 starts) in his first five NFL campaigns with the New York Jets (2009-11) and New England Patriots (2012-12).
• Has played at least 11 games in all five of his NFL seasons to start his career.
• Totaled 36 tackles (31 solo) with four interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown with 14 pass breakups in his career.
• Made 114 tackles with seven interceptions in 43 games at Northwestern University.
• Signed by Denver as a free agent on January 14, 2014
• Entered the NFL with Oakland as a college free agent on May. 4, 2007.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Oakland as a college free agent 5/4/07; Waived by Oakland 9/1/07; Signed by Tennessee (practice squad) 12/11/07; Signed by Tennessee 1/7/08; Waived by Tennessee 8/31/08; Signed by New Orleans (practice squad) 12/10/08; Signed by N.Y. Jets 2/17/09; Waived by N.Y. Jets 9/14/09; Signed by N.Y. Jets (practice squad) 9/16/09; Signed by N.Y. Jets (active roster) 9/23/09; Signed by New England 3/19/12; Released by New England 9/1/13; Signed by New England 9/2/13; Released by New England 9/27/13; Signed by New England 10/1/13; Released by New England 10/4/13; Signed by New England 10/7/13; Released by New England 12/26/13.

Cole’s Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 5, twice, last at Jacksonville, 12/23/12 (4 vs. Baltimore, 1/20/13). Interceptions — 2 vs. Buffalo, 1/2/11 (none). Interception return yards — 49 vs. Buffalo, 1/2/11 (none). Interception return touchdowns — 1 vs. Buffalo, 1/2/11 (none). Passes defensed — 3 vs. Buffalo, 1/2/11 (none). Fumble recoveries — 1 vs. Miami, 10/17/11 (none). Special-teams tackles — 4 at Miami, 9/26/10 (3 vs. Houston, 1/13/13).

2013: Cole played 13 regular-season games (0 starts) with New England, and made 10 tackles (8 solo) with one interception, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery... Intercepted a pass vs. Mia. (10/27)... Recovered a special-teams fumble vs. Den. (11/24)... Signed by Denver as a free agent Jan. 14... Appeared in Super Bowl XLVIII.

2012: Cole appeared in 14 regular-season contests (1 start) with the Patriots, finishing with 12 tackles, one interception, three pass breakups and seven special-teams tackles... Interecepted a pass and reistered a season-high five tackles in a start at Jac. (12/23)... Appeared in two playoff games, making four tackles with one pass breakup to go with four special-teams tackles... Made three special-teams tackles in the Divisional Round vs. Hou. (1/13)... Established a career playoff high with four tackles in the AFC Championship Game vs. Bal. (1/20).

2011: Cole played 14 games (0 starts) with the New York Jets, totaling three tackles with one fumble recovery... Added 11 special-teams stops.

2010: Cole appeared in 12 games (1 start) with the Jets, finishing with 10 tackles, seven pass breakups, two interceptions and a career-high 14 special-teams tackles... Made his first career start and set a career high with five tackles, two interceptions, three pass breakups and returned one touchdown 35 yards for a score vs. Buf. (1/2)... Played all three of the Jets’ postseason contests, making one tackle in the playoffs.

2009: Cole played 11 games (0 starts) with the New York Jets, making one defensive tackle to go with 11 special-teams stops... Added one quarterback hit and one pass breakup on defense... Began the season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster Sept. 23... Participated in all three playoff games.

2008: Cole competed in training camp with Tennessee before the team released him Aug. 31... Signed to the New Orleans practice squad Dec. 10.

2007: Cole signed with Oakland as a college free agent and participated in training camp with the Raiders... Waived by Oakland Sept. 1... Signed to the Tennessee practice squad Dec. 11.

COLLEGE: Cole finished his four-year career at Northwester University with 114 tackles, seven interceptions and one sack in 43 games... Averaged 13.8 yards per punt return, including one punt-return touchdown... Named to the Thorpe Award preseason watch list prior to his senior season with the Wildcats.

PERSONAL: Cole was a two-time all-conference, all-area and all-state selection at Hillcrest High School in Hillcrest, Ill.... Played wide receiver, kicker, punter, running back and kickoff/punt returner in high school... Made 71 tackles with three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four interceptions with one interception returned for a touchdown... Also caught 19 passes for 392 yards with five touchdowns and added five return scores on special teams... First name is pronounced mar-KWEECE... Marquice Cole was born on Nov. 13, 1983 in Hazel Crest, Ill.

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