Ryan Quigley
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Little River, South Carolina
Career information
College: Boston College
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2012)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Punts     330
Punting yards     14,555
Average     44.1
Inside 20     113

Ryan Andrew Quigley (born January 26, 1990) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Boston College.

He has played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings.

Early lifeEdit

Quigley attended North Myrtle Beach High School, where he played for the football team.[2] In his senior year, Quigley led the state of South Carolina in yards per punt with 46. He also played kicker, and made six of eight field goals, and kicked 93 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks. He was later named first-team All-State by the Associated Press along with being named the South Carolina Special Teams Player of the Year.[3]

College careerEdit

Quigley attended Boston College.[4] As a freshman in 2008, he finished with 59 punts for 2,334 net yards for a 39.6 average.[5] In 2009, Quigley broke the school record for the most punts in a season with 77, and he would later break the record a year later with 79.[6] Overall, in the 2009 season, he finished with 77 punts for 3,145 net yards for a 40.8 average.[7] As a junior in 2010, he finished with 79 punts for 3,282 net yards for a 41.5 average.[8] In his senior year, he was ranked fourth in the nation for punts inside the 20-yard line with 28.[1] Overall, in the 2011 season, he finished with 69 punts for 2,657 net yards for a 38.5 average.[9] He is the school's all-time leader in career punts with 283 punts for 11,418 yards.[10]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 195 lb 5.23 s 1.81 s 3.03 s 27 in 10 reps

Chicago BearsEdit

Quigley was signed by the Chicago Bears after the Draft.[1] He replaced Adam Podlesh at punter for the preseason after Podlesh sustained a hip flexor against the Washington Redskins in the second preseason game.[11] Against the New York Giants in the third preseason game, he had three of his seven punts land inside the 20-yard line, and the Giants were only able to muster six yards on four returns. However, Quigley also had a punt blocked to set up a Giants touchdown, though the Bears would go on to win 20–17.[12] He later made the 53-man roster.[13] However, Podlesh ended up punting in the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.[14] Quigley was waived on September 10.[15]

New York JetsEdit

On April 11, 2013, Quigley signed with the New York Jets.[16] He was released on August 26, 2013.[17] He was re-signed on September 16, 2013, after the Jets released Robert Malone.[18]

On September 22, 2013, Quigley made his NFL debut against the Buffalo Bills. He finished the game with seven punts for 294 net yards for a 42.00 average.[19] Overall, in the 2013 season, he finished with 72 punts for 3,278 net yards for a 45.5 average.[20]

In the 2014 season, Quigley finished with 78 punts for 3,580 net yards for a 45.9 average.[21]

In Week 9 of the 2015 season, Quigley was named the AFC Special Team's Player of the Week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Filling in as placekicker after Nick Folk suffered a season-ending injury in pregame warmups, he made all four extra points in addition to placing five punts inside the 20.[22] Overall, in the 2015 season, he finished with 75 punts for 3,287 net yards for a 43.8 average.[23]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Quigley signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on April 18, 2016. Quigley was released by the team on May 23, 2016.[24]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On June 16, 2016, Quigley was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. On August 29, 2016, he was waived by the Jaguars.[25]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 28, 2016, Quigley was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[26] On November 15, 2016, he was released by the Cardinals.[27] In his time with the Cardinals in the 2016 season, he had 34 punts for 1,416 net yards for a 41.6 average.[28]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On April 3, 2017, Quigley signed with the Minnesota Vikings.[29] Overall, in the 2017 season, he finished with 71 punts for 2,994 net yards for a 42.2 average.[30]

On September 2, 2018, Quigley was released by the Minnesota Vikings prior to the start of the season after the team acquired Matt Wile.[31]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mayer, Larry (May 13, 2012). "Bears add seven to roster after rookie minicamp". Chicago Bears. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  2. Haggard, Mark. "Ryan Quigley out of North Myrtle Beach signs with Minnesota Vikings" (in en-US). WPDE.
  3. " Ryan Quigley Profile". Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  4. "Ryan Quigley College Stats" (in en).
  5. "Ryan Quigley 2008 Game Log" (in en).
  6. Associated Press (August 12, 2011). "Ryan Quigley, Boston College Eagles think less is more". Boston Herald. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  7. "Ryan Quigley 2009 Game Log" (in en).
  8. "Ryan Quigley 2010 Game Log" (in en).
  9. "Ryan Quigley 2011 Game Log" (in en).
  10. Dickerson, Jeff. "Ryan Quigley impresses Chicago Bears". ESPN. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  11. "Bears "very concerned" about injury to punter Adam Podlesh". Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  12. "Chicago Bears: Ryan Quigley's punting gives Chicago Bears a lift". Chicago Tribune. August 25, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  13. Mayer, Larry (August 31, 2012). "Bears reach 53-man roster limit". Chicago Bears. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  14. Jensen, Sean (February 22, 1999). "Adam Podlesh will punt for Bears in opener vs. Colts - Inside the Bears". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  15. Mayer, Larry. "Bears add Scott, Collins to roster". Chicago Bears. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  16. Orr, Conor (April 11, 2013). "Jets sign free agent K Derek Dimke". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  17. Jets Staff (August 26, 2013). "Jets Release 14 Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 26, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  18. Wilson, Aaron (September 16, 2013). "Jets cut Robert Malone, sign Ryan Quigley". National Football Post. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  19. "Buffalo Bills at New York Jets - September 22nd, 2013" (in en).
  20. "Ryan Quigley 2013 Game Log" (in en).
  21. "Ryan Quigley 2014 Game Log" (in en).
  22. "Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets - November 8th, 2015" (in en).
  23. "Ryan Quigley 2015 Game Log" (in en).
  24. "Eagles sign DT Derrick Lott, release P Ryan Quigley". NBC Sports Philadelphia. May 23, 2016.
  25. Oehser, John (August 29, 2016). "CB Demetrius McCray among eight players waived".
  26. Urban, Darren. "Cardinals Add Aaron Brewer To Snap". Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  27. Urban, Darren (November 15, 2016). "Cardinals Re-Sign Punter Drew Butler".
  28. "Ryan Quigley 2016 Game Log" (in en).
  29. "Vikings Sign Punter Ryan Quigley". April 3, 2017.
  30. "Ryan Quigley 2017 Game Log" (in en).
  31. "Vikings Claim P Matt Wile Via Waivers, Sign 9 Others To Practice Squad". September 2, 2018.

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