This is truly amazing. A true Patriot signs a deal with the New England Patriots.
Paul Quessenberry a U.S. Marine who hasn’t played football for over six years just got a job with the New England Patriots on Sunday after he impressed scouts earlier last week at the Patriots tryouts.
The marine isn’t stranger to the gridiron, Paul played at Navy and was a defensive end but now he will transition into a tight end.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 22, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) August 24, 2020
The remarkable story of Paul Quessenberry was covered by Fox News:
A U.S. Marine who has been out of football for over five years landed a job with the New England Patriots on Sunday after getting a tryout earlier last week.
Paul Quessenberry played defensive end when he was at Navy and last played a game in 2014. He became a U.S. Marine officer the following year, NESN reported.
He was on the Patriots’ tryout list heading into camp last week and signed his first pro deal Sunday.
The 28-year-old played defensive end for the Midshipmen but is set to convert to tight end. He played in 38 games over four seasons at Navy from 2011 to 2014. He recorded 80 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble during his collegiate career.
Quessenberry is also the brother of current NFL offensive linemen David and Scott Quessenberry, according to Capital Gazette.
David Quessenberry has played for the Tennessee Titans, and Scott Quessenberry is a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Joe Cardona on Navy Teammate Paul Quessenberry, who just signed with the Patriots as a tight end.
— Ian Steele (@IanSteeleABC6) August 23, 2020
CBS News also had these details to give about the Patriots signing the marine:
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have always marched to the beat of their own drum, and it’s a strategy that has translated to success. They often take big chances with who they sign in training camp, and Belichick recently signed a player who has been out of the game for quite some time. On Saturday afternoon, the Patriots announced that they had signed Paul Quessenberry, who hasn’t played college or pro football for five years.
Quessenberry has been out of football pursuing a career as a marine. He played defensive end at Navy (his final college season was in 2014), but the Patriots are trying him out at tight end.
The Patriots signed a Patriot, how awesome is that!
At least we know Paul will stand for the National anthem being he already stood for our freedom serving as a marine.