Former 49ers top pick McQuarters shot in back, police say

Former NFL player R.W. McQuarters was shot in the back in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla.

Police say McQuarters was leaving a friend's house in north Tulsa on Saturday afternoon and had started to drive away when he was shot by a man wearing a ski mask.

McQuarters was hit once in the upper back, but his injuries weren't considered to be life-threatening, the Tulsa World reported, citing a police source.

KTUL-TV reported that McQuarters drove himself to a local hospital.

McQuarters starred at Booker T. Washington High School and Oklahoma State before starting his NFL career. He most recently played with the New York Giants, with whom he won a Super Bowl title in 2008.

McQuarters also spent time with the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers, who selected him in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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