Marquice Cole
No. 34, 23     
Cornerback / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-13) November 13, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Hazel Crest, Illinois
Career information
College: Northwestern
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2007)*
Career highlights and awards
* Second Team All-Big Ten (2006)
Tackles     72
Pass deflections     10
Interceptions     4
Fumbles recovered     2
Touchdowns     1
Stats at

Marquice Jermal Cole [Mar-KWEECE] (born November 13, 1983[1]) is a former American football cornerback of the National Football League. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Northwestern.

Cole has been a member of the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Denver Broncos

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

Cole who went undrafted out of Northwestern was picked up by the Oakland Raiders following the completion of the 2007 NFL Draft.[2] Cole was later waived by the team on September 2, 2007.[3]

Tennessee TitansEdit

Cole would be signed by the Tennessee Titans and placed on the team's practice squad on December 11, 2007.[4] Cole was later re-signed by the team on January 7, 2008.[4] Cole was later waived by the Titans on August 30, 2008.[5]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Cole was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on December 10, 2008.[4] He was later released from the team.

New York JetsEdit

On February 17, 2009, the New York Jets would sign Cole.[4] Cole was waived by the team on September 15, 2009[6] only to be signed to the team's practice squad two days later on September 17, 2009.[6] On September 23, 2010, Cole was promoted to the active roster.[7] Cole made several tackles throughout the 2009 season primarily playing on special teams.[8]

Cole was an "integral" part of the Jets' special teams unit, as a gunner,[9] and has improved his understanding of the defensive schemes to the point where he is involved in series of packages on defense.[1] Cole started the Jets' final regular season game against the Buffalo Bills recording his first two interceptions, one of which he returned for his first career touchdown.[10]

Cole, an exclusive rights free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Jets on January 26, 2011.[11]

New England PatriotsEdit

Cole, a free agent, signed with the New England Patriots on March 19, 2012.[12] On March 20, 2013, Cole re-signed with Patriots. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.[13] On September 27, 2013, Cole was released by the Patriots. Cole played in the first 3 regular season games, but recorded no statistics. On Oct. 1 2013, Cole was re-signed to the Patriots. On Oct. 4 2013, Cole was released by the Patriots. On December 26, 2013, he was released yet again.[14]

Denver BroncosEdit

Cole was signed by the Broncos on January 14, 2014 after injuries to Chris Harris, Jr. and Derek Wolfe.[15]


Cole has one son, Marquice Cole JR. [16] Cole is a MMA fan.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Zimmerman, Lisa (September 28, 2010). "The Disruptive Marquice Cole". TheJetsBlog. Archived from the original on October 1, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  2. White, David (May 2, 2007). "Raiders complete roster with free agents / Oakland signs seven heading into weekend minicamp". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  3. "Oakland Raiders Transactions - 2007". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Marquice Cole". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  5. "Tennessee Titans Transactions - 2008". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "New York Jets Transactions - 2009". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  7. Mehta, Manish (September 23, 2009). "NY Jets sign cornerback Marquice Cole from practice squad, waive TE Matthew Mulligan". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  8. "Marquice Cole". Archived from the original on September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  9. "Marquice Cole Q&A", (Yahoo! Sports), October 8, 2010, archived from the original on 2010-10-10,, retrieved October 16, 2010
  10. Cimini, Rich (January 2, 2011), "A lot of players rest, but not the defense", ESPN, archived from the original on January 6, 2011,, retrieved January 6, 2011
  11. Vrentas, Jenny (January 26, 2011), "Jets deny Raiders permission to interview secondary coach Dennis Thurman", The Star-Ledger, archived from the original on January 26, 2011,, retrieved January 26, 2011
  12. "Patriots sign free agent Trevor Scott; Sign free agent Marquice Cole". New England Patriots. 19 March 2012. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
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  14. "Patriots release CB Marquice Cole". Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  15. Sessler, Marc (January 14, 2014). "Denver Broncos sign Marquice Cole, place Wolfe on IR". Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  16. Hutchinson, Dave (September 9, 2009). "Cornerback Marquice Cole beats the odds to make NY Jets". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved October 2, 2010.

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