Legislature Honors Football

Great R.W. McQuaters

OKLAHOMA CITY – State lawmakers recently honored former Booker T. Washington star Robert Williams (R.W.) McQuarters for his charitable work and tremendous success in the National Football League, including his role in the New York Giants Super Bowl victory.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 68, by state Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre (D-Tulsa) and state Rep. Jabar Shumate (D-Tulsa), congratulates McQuarters “for his playoff and Super Bowl XLII victories” and commends him for his “generous charitable donations to his community, college, and those in need.”

“R.W. McQuarters is a true role model for the youth of Tulsa,”

Shumate said. “He is living proof to local kids that they can achieve their dreams while also giving back to their community. Throughout his career, R.W. McQuarters has embraced his Tulsa roots, and the state of Oklahoma is proud to call him a native son.”

McQuarters was born in Tulsa in 1976 and played both football and basketball at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa.

He attended college at Oklahoma State University where he established himself as a versatile football player who functioned as a defensive back, a wide receiver, and a kickoff return specialist.

Following college, McQuarters played in the NFL – first with the San Francisco 49ers (1998-1999), then with the Chicago Bears (2000-2004), the Detroit Lions (2005), and most recently for the New York Giants (2006 to the present).

During the last season McQuarters made key interceptions in divisional playoff games against Dallas, Tampa Bay, and Green Bay, and played on the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII championship team.

Locally, McQuarters created the Now Is The Time (NITT) Foundation to help the homeless, those with Multiple Sclerosis, and to help prepare high school students for college entrance exams.

In 2007 he cut his dreadlocks and donated them to Locks of Love.


McQuarters is also one of Oklahoma State University’s most generous contributors, donating $2.5 million dollars to benefit their football program.




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