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L.I.'s Quarless thankful for his chances

From trouble at Penn State to Super Bowl XLV, Uniondale kid has come a long way

Updated: February 4, 2011, 9:46 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

IRVING, Texas -- Three years before he would become the Green Bay Packers' starting tight end in Super Bowl XLV, Andrew Quarless took a walk of shame across the Penn State campus, winding up on Joe Paterno's doorstep. He was there to plead for forgiveness.

"It was a long walk, and I had a lot to think about," said Quarless, born in Brooklyn and raised in Uniondale, L.I. "I had to man up."

Quarless was serving his second suspension for an alcohol-related offense, putting him ...

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