Ed McQuarters
Date of birth: (1943-04-16) April 16, 1943 (age 77)
Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DL
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 18 / Pick: 250
Drafted by: St. Louis Cardinals
 As player:
St. Louis Cardinals
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1967, 1968, 1969
CFL West All-Star: 1967, 1968, 1969
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1988

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 | edit source]

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 a touchdown, one interception for a touchdown, and four blocked kicks.[2]

Video clips[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

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