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OU's Quinton Carter wins Wooden Citizenship Cup

Posted on: January 26, 2011 5:19 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2011 5:23 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Oklahoma safety Quinton Carter wrapped up his career in Norman with a strong senior season, grabbing four interceptions and picking up 96 tackles - good enough for third on the team.  But Carter's efforts have not just been placed on the gridiron during his time as a Division I athlete.  He has been deeply rooted in the Norman community as well as his hometown of Las Vegas.  This week, the Sooner defensive back was recognized for his off-field efforts by being named the seventh Wooden Citizenship Cup winner

The Wooden Citizenship Cup is given annually to one athlete (all sports are considered) for the highest display of character in the sport, as well as making a difference in the lives of others.  Carter won the award over four other finalists: Kimberly Reeves, basketball, Agnes Scott College; Greg McElroy, football, University of Alabama; Sarah Lehman, basketball, Amherst College and Daniel Crawford, football, Denison University.

The senior has been involved in the SOUL Organization (Serving Others through Unity and Leadership) in Las Vegas, Norman Kindercare, the Oklahoma City Marathon, the University Center for Student Advancement and the OU Black Graduate Student Association.  Carter has been projected to fall somewhere in the second round, and will likely be one of the first free safety's selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.  My guess is that his new professional status will not hinder his giving to the community, and we will be hearing his name (for the right reasons) for years to come.
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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 2:18 pm
 

OU's Quinton Carter wins Wooden Citizenship Cup

Let's compare Mr. Quinton Carter to Scam Newton, whooops, there is none. I saw McElroy was also nominated, another no comparison needed. I predict both of these young men and the others mentioned as finalists will be remembered far longer than Scam Newton who is fixing to find out what its like when everybody is a big or bigger and as fast, if not faster than you.  NFL players rely on their smarts for longevity, which means Scam's time is short. He's trash, pure trash.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:16 pm
 

OU's Quinton Carter wins Wooden Citizenship Cup

Man.. I wish the cowboys would go after this guy. Great player. Great person. And the cowboys desperately need a quality safety in the first three rounds



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:39 pm
 

OU's Quinton Carter wins Wooden Citizenship Cup

Go Quinton! We all know your're a stud- now the world knows your a class act ,tooSmile


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