|Intro||American football player|
|Is||American football player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||23 January 1992, Hodges, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA|
Kelcy Quarles (born January 23, 1992) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football at South Carolina, and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Quarles has also been a member of the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns.
As a junior in 2013, Quarles was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) and second-team All-American selection. and was an All-American by Sporting News.
On May 10, 2014, Quarles signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. On August 31, 2014, the New England Patriots claimed Quarles off waivers from the Giants.
On September 16, 2014, the Indianapolis Colts signed Quarles from the New England Patriots practice squad. In his first NFL game he recorded a sack. He was waived on November 24, 2014, and re-signed to the practice squad on November 25. On September 5, 2015, Quarles was waived by the Colts.
The New England Patriots signed Quarles back to their practice squad on December 2, 2015. They released him on December 15, 2015.
On December 18, 2015, the Indianapolis Colts announced they had signed Quarles to their practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster on December 21.
On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Colts as part of final roster cuts. On September 4, 2016, he was signed to the Colts practice squad. Quarles was released on September 13. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 19, 2016. He was released by the Colts on December 2, 2016. He was re-signed back to the practice squad on December 20, 2016.
Quarles' father, Buddy Quarles, played for the South Carolina Gamecocks for coach Joe Morrison from 1984-1987 as an offensive lineman. Quarles initially played as an offensive lineman before switching to defensive around eight grade, however Buddy continued to teach him the tips and tricks of offensive linemen so that he would know what to look for.