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Hurricanes LB Shaquille Quarterman Picked No. 140 To Jaguars In NFL Draft

Andrew Irvins, USA TODAY Sports

With the 140th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Miami Hurricanes linebacker Shaquille Quarterman.

Quarterman (6-foot-0, 234 lbs), became the first Hurricanes player to ever start all 52 games of his collegiate career without missing a single start. In 2019, Quarterman totaled a team-high 107 total tackles (51 solo) and 15.5 tackles for loss, earning First-Team All-Conference. He finished his 4-year career with 356 tackles, the 9th most in Hurricanes history.

Quarterman was a Second-Team All-Conference pick after starting all 13 games his sophomore year, recording 83 tackles (7 for loss), 2.5 sacks, and five pass breakups. As a junior, Shaq notched 82 tackles (14 for loss), six sacks, and one interception, earning First-Team All-Conference.

“Four-year starter and team leader with a physical demeanor and impressive level of production,” said NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein. “Quarterman is durable and dependable in the middle of the defense, but he lacks NFL range and has below-average short-area agility and quickness as open-field tackler. He’s a linear, downhill thumper, but struggles to stay ahead of climbing blocks when runs flow wide. His size and toughness give him a shot as a backup inside linebacker.”

Born and raised in Miami, Anthony is the Editor-In-Chief of Immaculata-La Salle High School’s student newspaper. As the Founder and Owner of 305Sports, Anthony covers all Miami Sports.

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