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Position:  Defensive End
Height  1.96 m
Name  Quinton Coples

Roster status:  Active
College:  North Carolina
Weight  132 kg
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Date of birth:  (1990-06-22) June 22, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth:  Kinston, North Carolina
NFL draft:  2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Role  American football defensive end
Current team  Miami Dolphins (#98 / Defensive end)
Education  Hargrave Military Academy, Kinston High School
Similar People  Calvin Pace, Muhammad Wilkerson, Demario Davis, Damon Harrison, Leger Douzable
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Quinton Kyle Coples (born June 22, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at North Carolina.

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High school career

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

College career

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

Pre-draft

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

New York Jets

Coples was selected 16th overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He signed a four-year contract worth $8.8 million on May 17, 2012. During his rookie season of 2012, Coples compiled with 30 tackles and 5.5 sacks. The Jets finished 6–10 (tied 3rd in AFC East) that season.

With the acquisition of Sheldon Richardson in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Jets announced that Coples would transition to outside linebacker. During a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 17, 2013, Coples suffered a hairline ankle fracture after defending a pass thrown by Chad Henne. The Jets projected that Coples was going to be out indefinitely due to the injury but he eventually returned during Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills on September 22, 2013. During the 2013 season, Coples performed somewhat well at his new position as an outside linebacker playing 14 games (13 started) with 38 tackles, a forced fumble, 3 passes defended, and 4.5 sacks. The Jets finished 8–8 (tied 2nd in AFC East) that season.

In 2014, Coples played all 16 games with 15 starts mostly at the outside linebacker position and made 35 tackles with 6.5 sacks along with a forced fumble. The Jets plummeted to a 4-12 record, their worst record since 2007.

The Jets picked up the fifth-year, $7.8 million option of Coples' contract on April 23, 2015. Coples began to see limited playing time in 2015 due to lackluster performance, as he only made 8 tackes along with a fumble recovery in 10 games. The Jets waived Coples on November 23, 2015.

Miami Dolphins

On November 24, 2015, Coples was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins. He was released by the Dolphins on February 12, 2016.

Los Angeles Rams

On March 16, 2016, Coples signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams. He was released by the Rams on August 29, 2016.

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