Ed McQuarters

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Ed McQuarters
No. 61
Born: (1943-04-16) April 16, 1943 (age 79)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight255 lb (116 kg)
NFL draft1965 / Round: 18 / Pick: 250
Drafted bySt. Louis Cardinals
Career history
As player
1965St. Louis Cardinals
19661974Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1967, 1968, 1969
CFL West All-Star1967, 1968, 1969
Career stats

Eddie Lee McQuarters (born April 16, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a former defensive tackle (number 61) for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1966–1974. McQuarters was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

College and NFL[edit]

After a stellar career at the University of Oklahoma, Ed McQuarters was selected in the 18th round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, but after one year was released.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

McQuarters was a defensive tackle, playing his entire 9-year career for Saskatchewan. The Green Riders played in four Grey Cup games during that period, winning in his rookie year, the 54th Grey Cup in 1966 against the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Mcquarters lost his left eye in a home workshop accident prior to the 1971 season, which limited his effectiveness but did not prevent him from playing up to the 1974 season, when he was cut after spending most of the year with knee injuries.[1]

Honors and statistics[edit]

Ed McQuarters was a CFL all-star in 1967, 1968, and 1969, winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award in 1967.

McQuarters had 10 fumble recoveries, one of them for an 80-yard touchdown,[2] one interception for a touchdown, and four blocked kicks.[3]

Video clips[edit]

Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western finals against Calgary in its entirety on YouTube


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  2. ^ Maki, Allan (29 October 2006). "Just like Old Times". Globe and Mail. Globe and Mail. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ed McQuarters".