R. W. McQuarters

R. W. McQuarters

Infobox NFLactive

currentteam=New York Giants
birthdate=birth date and age|1976|12|21
birthplace=Tulsa, Oklahoma
* Super Bowl champion (XLII)
debutteam=San Francisco 49ers
college=Oklahoma State
* San Francisco 49ers (1998-1999)
* Chicago Bears (2000-2004)
* Detroit Lions (2005)
* New York Giants (2006-Present)

Robert Williams McQuarters, II (born December 21, 1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was originally selected with the 28th overall pick of the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers out of Oklahoma State University. He previously played for the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions.

McQuarters (nicknamed R Dubbs by his teammates) was known as one of the most versatile players in college football during his time at Oklahoma State. He was primarily a defensive back, but he also played wide receiver on offense and returned kicks on special teams. He started nine games at wide receiver as a junior and finished his college career with eight receptions for 245 yards (30.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 69 yards on two carries (34.5 avg.) and one touchdown. He ranked second in the nation and set a school record with 521 punt return yards for a 16.3-yard average and one touchdown and added 195 yards on eight kickoff returns for an average of 24.4 yards per attempt.

McQuarters also played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball club for three years. Prior to attending OSU, McQuarters played basketball at Booker T. Washington High School (Tulsa, Oklahoma) with Washington Wizards star Etan Thomas and Ryan Humphrey, who the Utah Jazz selected in the first round of the 2002 NBA draft. [ [http://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/article.aspx?articleID=502036 Tulsa World: Hornets Will Meet Bombers in Final ] ] During this time, McQuarters played for legendary coach Nate Harris who, in 1996, coached the West Team in 1996 McDonald's High School All-American Game. [ [http://oldgoldfreepress.com/hoopsrecruiting/Hteams/mcdonald.html Bc'S Place - Mcdonald'S All-Star Game ] ]

He is a favorite of former Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci, who drafted him when Mariucci was head coach of the 49ers, then signed him as a free agent with the Lions. McQuarters was perhaps best known for his especially long dreadlocks which he recently cut in 2007 after growing them out starting at 1998. They extended over a foot below his playing helmet, and flapped quite noticeably on the field of play. McQuarters donated the hair to Locks of Love. [ [http://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/article.aspx?subjectID=223&articleID=20080120_2_B1_hMcQu47057 Tulsa World: A Giant Impact ] ]

As a New York Giant, McQuarters had a key interception in the 2008 NFC divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys that sealed the victory. [ [http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter?game_id=29523&displayPage=tab_gamecenter&season=2007&week=POST19 NFL Game Center: Post Game - New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys - 2007 Divisional Playoffs ] ] McQuarters is also known for wearing a variety of band-aids under one or both eyes, including those depicting the Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants. [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/aditi_kinkhabwala/11/15/better.half/1.html SI.com - Writers - Clothes minded (cont.) - Wednesday November 15, 2006 7:34PM ] ] McQuarters won Super Bowl XLII with the Giants.

In the Spring of that year, McQuarters along with the rest of the Super Bowl champion Giants visited President Bush on the South Lawn for the traditional White House Super Bowl champion celebration.cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/04/20080430-6.html|title=President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House|author=Office of the Press Secretary|publisher=The White House|accessdate=2008-04-30|date=April 30, 2008]

He owns an apartment in the New Jersey area where he resides.

Legal history

In October 2006, a Chicago judge dismissed McQuarters's claims that a bank wrongfully declared him in default on $1.3 million in loans for failing to pay the mortgage on his luxury condominium, Lamborghini and Hummer.

McQuarters had claimed in a countersuit that the bank's representatives had violated consumer fraud acts and its employees had forged his signature on bank documents. The judge ordered him to pay the bank's legal fees of about $20,000. [ [http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20061004-052338-4568r McQuarters ordered to pay $1.3 million - UPI.com ] ]


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