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Marquice Cole
DB #23
Height:
5-10
Weight:
195
College:
Northwestern
Hometown:
Hazel Crest, Ill.
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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Biography

Marquice Cole was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Oct. 7, 2013 ... Originally signed by Oakland as a rookie free agent (5/4/07) … Waived by Oakland (9/1/07) … Signed by Tennessee to the practice squad (12/11/07) … Waived by Tennessee from the practice squad (8/30/08) … Signed by New Orleans to the 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 to the practice squad (9/16/09) … Signed by N.Y. Jets to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (9/23/09) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (3/19/12) Signed by NewEngland as an unrestricted free agent (3/20/13) ... Released by New England (9/27/13) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (10/1/13) ... Released by New England (10/4/13).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Marquice Cole was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Oct. 7, 2013 ... Originally signed by Oakland as a rookie free agent (5/4/07) … Waived by Oakland (9/1/07) … Signed by Tennessee to the practice squad (12/11/07) … Waived by Tennessee from the practice squad (8/30/08) … Signed by New Orleans to the 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 to the practice squad (9/16/09) … Signed by N.Y. Jets to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (9/23/09) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (3/19/12) Signed by NewEngland as an unrestricted free agent (3/20/13) ... Released by New England (9/27/13) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (10/1/13) ... Released by New England (10/4/13).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Made the first start of his career in 2010 vs. Buffalo (1/2/11) and registered career-highs in tackles (5), interceptions (2), passes defensed (3) and scored the first touchdown of his career when he returned his first interception 35 yards for a score.


SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (10/0)
  • Appears mainly on special teams and as a reserve defensive back on defense.
  • Accumulated his first two special teams tackles of the season vs. New Orleans (10/13).
  • Saw extensive action on defense at N.Y. Jets (10/20) and made three tackles.
  • Recorded his first interception of the season vs. Miami (10/27) when Devin McCourty tipped an errant Ryan Tannehill pass back into the field of play where in was hauled in by Cole. The turnover resulted in a Patriots touchdown. Also made one tackle.


2012 (14/1, 2/0)
  • Appeared in 14 regular season contests, making one start and finished the season with 12 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and seven special teams tackles.
  • Played in both playoff games and compiled four tackles and four special teams tackles.
  • Was inactive at N.Y. Jets (11/22). and vs. Miami (12/30).
  • Started his first game of the season as the nickel defensive back in the win at Jacksonville (12/23), had a season-high five tackles and his first interception of the year.
  • Tallied a career playoff high four tackles vs. Baltimore (1/20).


2011 (14/0 – N.Y. Jets)
  • Played in 14 games, recording three tackles, one fumble recovery and 11 special teams tackles.
  • Recovered his first career fumble vs. Miami (10/17).

2010 (12/1, 3/0 – N.Y. Jets)
  • Appeared in 12 games with one start, finishing with 10 tackles, seven passes defensed, two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown and a career-high 14 special teams tackles.
  • Played in all three postseason games.
  • Made the first start of his career vs. Buffalo (1/2) and registered career-highs in tackles (5), interceptions (2), passes defensed (3) and scored the first touchdown of his career when he returned his first interception 35 yards for a score.

2009 (11/0, 3/0 – N.Y. Jets)
  • Played in 11 games, appearing primarily on special teams, recording 11 tackles.
  • Saw action on defense and finished the season with one tackle, one quarterback hit and one pass defensed.
  • Began the season on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster on Sept. 23.

2008 (0/0)
  • Went to training camp with Tennessee but was released prior to the start of the season.
  • Signed to the New Orleans practice squad on Dec. 10, 2008.

2007 (0/0)
  • Went to training camp with Oakland after signing with the Raiders as a rookie free agent.
  • Was released by Oakland prior to the start of the regular season and joined the Tennessee practice squad on Dec. 11, 2007.

COLLEGE
  • Four-year letter winner at Northwestern, finishing career with 114 tackles, seven interceptions and one sack in 43 games; also averaged 13.8 yards per punt return, including one touchdown.
  • Named to the Thorpe Award (top defensive back) preseason watch list before his senior season.

PERSONAL
  • A two-time all-conference, all-area and all-state selection at Hillcrest (Ill.) High School.
  • Saw action in all three phases of the game, registering 71 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown on defense, 19 receptions for 392 yards and five touchdowns on offense and scored five touchdowns, three kickoff returns and two punt returns, on special teams.
  • Played wide receiver, kicker, punter, running back and kickoff/punt returner.
  • Born Nov. 13, 1983 in Hazel Crest, Ill.

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