Inspiring Story of Mesabi Range Football Student-Athlete on ESPN Sunday

Taquarius (T.Q.) Wair, a freshman on the Mesabi Range College football team, suffered burns on over 50% of his body in a house fire.
Taquarius (T.Q.) Wair, a freshman on the Mesabi Range College football team, suffered burns on over 50% of his body in a house fire.

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The inspiring story of Taquarius (T.Q.) Wair, a freshman on the Mesabi Range College football team, will be featured on ESPN tomorrow, Sunday, August 25. 

Wair, from Minneapolis North High School, is a member of the Mesabi Range Norse squad who moved to 1-0 on the young season with a 61-31 win over Rochester Community & Technical College earlier today.

In addition to the upcoming ESPN feature, Wair was recognized earlier this week as a Minnesota Viking Hometown HeroWatch this video, which includes some of Wair's story and his Hometown Hero honor, or go to:

Another great feature story on Wair is found in this Fox 9 News Story.

Wair, his Mesabi Range teammates and head coach Tom Inforzato will head into Week Two preparations for a showdown with 2018 MCAC State Champion Northland Community College, to be held Saturday, August 31 in Thief River Falls. 

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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has social media feeds dedicated to each of the 15 sponsored sports. Be sure to follow the NJCAA Football handle below for national news and updates this fall.  


Contests from this weekend will provide the first MCAC Athletes-of-the-Week, sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, Nicklasson Athletics and Adidas; keep an eye on the MCAC Facebook and Twitter feeds for those honors as they are released next Tuesday, August 27 by bookmarking @MCACSPORTS

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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