55 Days to Miami football: Shaq Quarterman career starts leader

Middle linebacker Shaquille Quarterman set the Miami record with 52 consecutive starts during his Miami football career between 2016-19.

Playing with the Miami football program between 2016-19, middle linebacker Shaquille Quarterman set the Hurricanes record by starting all 52 games during his Miami career. Quarterman was second on Miami in tackles from his freshman through junior seasons in 2016-2018.

Quarterman finally led Miami in tackles as a senior in 2019 setting a career-high with 107. With  15.5 tackles for loss, Quarterman also set his collegiate high and his five pass breakups tied his standard with Miami. Quarterman was the leader of the Miami defense from the moment he stepped on the field in his first game in 2016.

Quarterman was part of an all-freshman LB corps with Zach McCloud and Michael Pinckney. Pinckney and Quarterman started together for the majority of their four seasons with Pinckney missing a few games the last couple of seasons due to injury and suspension. Pinckney was third in tackles in 2019.

Quarterman earned freshman All-American in 2016 by ESPN and Pro-Football Focus and was named second-team All-ACC. During the 2017 season when Miami went 10-3 and won the ACC Coastal, Quarterman was named second-team All-ACC as a Sophomore. Quarterman earned first-team All-ACC in 2018 and 2019.

With 356 tackles during his career, Quarterman passed former Miami LB Denzel Perryman to finish ninth in Miami football history. Following his senior season with Miami, Quarterman was selected 140th overall in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.

Quarterman is listed as the second-team MLB on the Jacksonville depth chart behind veteran Joe Schobert who signed with the Jaguars as a free agent from the Cleveland Browns during the 2020 offseason. Quarterman has a bright future in the NFL. McCloud is expected to replace Quarterman at MLB after redshirting in 2019.

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Shaq Quarterman left one of the biggest impacts on the Miami football program in recent history. Quarterman is the Hurricanes all-time leader in games played and started and the best number 55 in program history.

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