Farewell to … Aubrey Quarles

Editor’s Note: The Kansas State football team is about to lose several key seniors to graduation. In the coming weeks, we will bid farewell to many of them. First up: Aubrey Quarles.

No senior on Kansas State’s roster stepped up more for the Wildcats in 2010 than Aubrey Quarles.

The senior wide receiver entered the season as a promising but unproven pass-catcher next to Brodrick Smith, Tramaine Thompson, Adrian Hilburn and Chris Harper. He ended it as the best of the group.

His rise couldn’t have come at a better time. With Brandon Banks gone, coaches were hoping to spread the ball around to a handful of receivers. Then Smith and Thompson got hurt and spent the second half of the season watching from the sidelines.

K-State badly needed a go-to threat in the passing game, and Quarles became that go-to threat. On the season, he led the Wildcats in catches (51) receiving yardage (760) and receiving touchdowns (5). Read More »