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Meet TE Paul Quessenberry

Get to know tight end Paul Quessenberry, signed as a free agent on February 10, 2021.

Name: Paul Quessenberry

Position: Tight end

Height/Weight: 6-2, 251

Hometown: Carlsbad, California

School: Navy

Meet Paul:

  • Paul Quessenberry is the younger brother of offensive lineman David Quessenberry, drafted by the Houston Texans with a sixth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June 2014 and returned to the field for Houston in December 2017.
  • Quessenberry's youngest brother, Scott, was an offensive lineman at UCLA and currently plays for the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • He played three seasons (2012-14) at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., appearing in 39 games as a defensive end and earning three varsity letters.
  • Quessenberry took part in the Texans rookie minicamp in 2015, trying out at defensive end.
  • Between college and the NFL, Quessenberry had a six-year break from football. He served five years in the Marine Corps in which he completed trainings and infantry officer courses, served as rifle platoon commander and weapons platoon commander in Second Battalion, First Marines, as well as deputy director of 1st Marine Division, Division School.
  • After his service, Quessenberry wanted to return to football and trained for San Diego State's Pro Day in 2020. However, the Pro Day was canceled like many others due to the pandemic.
  • He also changed positions from defensive end to tight end. Quessenberry formerly played tight end in high school.
  • At La Costa Canyon High School, Quessenberry was a three-year letter winner as a defensive end and earned first-team all-league and second-team all-county recognition his senior year. As a junior, he led the football team to the C.I.F. Championship.
  • In 2020, Quessenberry spent the season on the New England Patriots practice squad.

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