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Quinton Coples
No. 98     New York Jets
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-22) June 22, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Kinston, North Carolina
High School: Kinston (NC)
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Debuted in 2012 for the New York Jets
Career history
*New York Jets ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-ACC (2010, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     30
Sacks     5.5
INTs     0
Forced fumbles     0

Quinton Coples (born June 22, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.

High school careerEdit

Coples attended Kinston High School, and later transferred to Hargrave Military Academy. He was rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.[1]

College careerEdit

As a junior in 2010 Coples was named a first team All-ACC selection after recording 59 tackles and 10 sacks.[2] Coples finished college with 144 tackles, 24 sacks and 5 Forced fumbles.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

He was considered one of the best defensive end prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.

New York JetsEdit

He was selected 16th overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.[4] He signed a four-year contract worth $8.8 million on May 17, 2012.[5][6]

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