R.W. McQuarters Robert William McQuarters, II (born December 21, 1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the NFL. 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 has also played for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.
McQuarters 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 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.
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.