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Encyclopedia > Ollie Matson
Ollie Matson
Date of birth May 1, 1930 (age 76)
Place of birth Flag of United States Trinity, Texas
Position(s) Halfback
College San Francisco
NFL Draft 1952 / Round 1/ Pick 3
Pro Bowls 1952, 1954, 1955,
1956, 1957
Awards 1956 Pro Bowl MVP
Honors NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
Statistics
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Team(s)
1952, 1954-1958
1959-1962
1963
1964-1966
Chicago Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions
Philadelphia Eagles
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1972

Oliver Adrian Matson (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco in 1948. Image File history File links 9262903. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Trinity is a city located in Trinity County, Texas. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF, or sometimes USFCA) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1952 NFL Draft was held on January 17, 1952. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League NFL 1920s All-Decade Team NFL 1930s All-Decade Team NFL 1940s All-Decade Team NFL 1960s All-Decade Team NFL 1970s All-Decade Team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team NFL 1990s All-Decade Team ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City St. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1971 in sports, other events of 1972, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 20: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Trinity is a city located in Trinity County, Texas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... George Washington High School is a public high school in San Francisco, California. ...


College career

Matson attended the City College of San Francisco prior to transferring to the University of San Francisco. In 1951, Matson's senior year at USF, he led the nation in rushing yardage and touchdowns en route to leading the Dons to an undefeated season. He was selected as an All-American and finished ninth in Heisman Trophy balloting that year. City College of San Francisco, or CCSF, is a two-year community college in San Francisco, California. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF, or sometimes USFCA) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ...


Drafted #1 by the Chicago Cardinals, he went on to share 1952 Rookie of the Year honors with Hugh McElhenny of the San Francisco 49ers. During his 14-year career, Matson also played for the Los Angeles Rams, the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was named to the Pro Bowl 5 times (1952, 1954 to 1957). Matson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... The St. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Matson also holds a bronze medal in the 400-meter run and a silver medal for the 4x400-meter relay from the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland. The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... Helsinki (pronounced with the stress on the first syllable in Finnish — think Helsin Ki), or Helsingfors in Swedish, is the capital of Finland. ...


External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile
  • Ollie's football cards
Eagles Honor Roll inductees.

1987: Chuck Bednarik | 1987: Bert Bell | 1987: Harold Carmichael | 1987: Bill Hewitt | 1987: Sonny Jurgensen | 1987: Wilbert Montgomery | 1987: Earle "Greasy" Neale | 1987: Pete Pihos | 1987: Ollie Matson | 1987: Jim Ringo | 1987: Norm Van Brocklin | 1987: Steve Van Buren | 1987: Alex Wojciechowicz | 1988: Bill Bergey | 1988: Tommy McDonald | 1989: Tom Brookshier | 1989: Pete Retzlaff | 1990: Timmy Brown | 1991: Jerry Sisemore | 1991: Stan Walters | 1992: Ron Jaworski | 1993: Bill Bradley | 1994: Dick Vermeil | 1995: Jim Gallagher | 1995: Mike Quick | 1996: Jerome Brown | 1999: Otho Davis | 2005: Reggie White Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... Bert Bell (1895-1959) was co-founder (with Lud Wray) of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1924 (whose name was changed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933), and commissioner of the National Football League from 1946 until his death. ... Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... William Ernest Hewitt (October 8, 1909 - January 14, 1947) was a former American football end in the NFL. He played five seasons for the Chicago Bears (1932-1936), three for the Philadelphia Eagles (1937-1939), and one for the Phil-Pitt Steagles (1943). ... Christian Adolph Sonny Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a famed American football quarterback. ... Wilbert Montomery (born September 16, 1954 in Greenville, Mississippi) is a former American football player in the National Football League. ... Earle Greasy Neale was inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame in 1969. ... Peter Louis Pihos (born October 22, 1923, in Orlando, Florida, USA) was a professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ... Steve Van Buren (b. ... Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz (born August 12, 1915, South River, New Jersey, died July 13, 1992) was a former American Football Offensive lineman who played for the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Bill Bergey, (born 9 February American football player. ... Thomas Franklin McDonald (born July 26, 1934) was a great running back for the University of Oklahoma. ... Tom Brookshier (born December 16, 1931) is an American football player, coach and sportscaster. ... Palmer Edward Pete Retzlaff (b. ... Thomas Allen Brown (b. ... Jerald Grant Sisemore (b. ... Stanley Peter Walters (b. ... Ronald Vincent Jaws Jaworski (born March 23, 1951 in Lackawanna, New York) is a former American football player and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. // In the spring of 1977, Jaworski was traded by the Rams to the Philadelphia Eagles for former All-Pro tight end Charles Young; the trade... Bill Bradley was a defensive back in the NFL. He played with the Philadelphia Eagles for most of his career. ... Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. ... Mike Quick (born May 15, 1959) is a former American football wide receiver who played his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles (1982-1990). ... Jerome Brown is a former American football player who played defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ...

National Football League | NFL's 1950s All-Decade Team

Otto Graham | Bobby Layne | Norm Van Brocklin | Frank Gifford | Ollie Matson | Hugh McElhenny | Lenny Moore | Alan Ameche | Joe Perry | Raymond Berry | Tom Fears | Bobby Walston | Elroy Hirsch | Rosey Brown | Bob St. Clair | Dick Barwegan | Jim Parker | Dick Stanfel | Chuck Bednarik | Len Ford | Gino Marchetti | Art Donovan | Leo Nomellini | Ernie Stautner | Joe Fortunato | Bill George | Sam Huff | Joe Schmidt | Jack Butler | Dick Lane | Jack Christiansen | Yale Lary | Emlen Tunnell | Lou Groza | For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League NFL 1920s All-Decade Team NFL 1930s All-Decade Team NFL 1940s All-Decade Team NFL 1960s All-Decade Team NFL 1970s All-Decade Team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team NFL 1990s All-Decade Team ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... Robert Lawrence Layne was born December 19, 1926, in Santa Ana, Texas. ... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American Football running back who played for the Baltimore Colts. ... Lino Dante Alan Ameche (March 1, 1933 - August 8, 1988), nicknamed The Iron Horse, was a U.S. football player. ... Fletcher Joseph Perry (born January 22, 1927, in Stevens, Arkansas, USA) was a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts. ... Raymond Emmett Berry (born February 27, 1933 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American football player and considered by many to be one of the best wide receivers of all time. ... Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1923 - January 4, 2000) was an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. ... Robert Harold Walston (Sure-Foot) (October 17, 1928 - October 7, 1987) was an American football wide receiver and placekicker. ... Elroy Hirsch (June 17, 1923 - January 28, 2004) was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed Crazy Legs for his unusual running style. ... Roosevelt Rosey Brown (October 20, 1932 - June 9, 2004) was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played offensive tackle for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965. ... Bob St. ... Richard J. Barwegan (born December 25, 1921) was a offensive lineman in the NFL. Categories: | | | | | | | | ... James Thomas Jim Parker (b. ... Richard Anthony Stanfel (born July 20, 1927) was an American football player. ... Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Gino John Marchetti (born January 2, 1927 in Smithers, West Virginia) is a former NFL Defensive End who played from 1952 - 1964 and 1966 for the Dallas Texans and the Baltimore Colts. ... Arthur Donovan, Jr. ... Leo Joseph Nomellini (June 19, 1924, in Lucca, Italy – October 17, 2000) was a Hall of Fame American football player with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Ernie Stautner (born April 20, 1925 in Prinzing-by-Cham, Germany- died February 16, 2006 Carbondale, Colorado) was a former American football player and coach. ... Joseph Francis Fortunato (born March 28, 1930) was an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears. ... William J. George(born October 27, 1929, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania;died September 30, 1982, at age of 52)was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams George attented college at Wake Forest, being the Bears second-round draft pick in 1951. ... Robert Lee Huff (born October 4, 1934, Morgantown, West Virginia) is a former football linebacker who played for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins after earning All-America honors at West Virginia University. ... Joe Schmidt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Jack Butler (born November 12, 1927) was an American football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Richard Lane, better known as Dick Night Train Lane (April 16, 1928 - January 29, 2002) was an football player, best known as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions. ... Jack Leroy Christiansen (December 20, 1928 - June 29, 1986) was a football player and coach who put together an eight-year Hall of Fame playing career with Detroit Lions in the National Football League. ... Robert Yale Lary (born 24 November 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a football player. ... Emien Lewis Tunnell American Football Player Born March 29 1925 Died July 22 1975 inducted into the Pro Football hall of Fame in 1967 Offense On Defense During the decade of the 1950s, when the New York Giants were a perennial contender in The National football League, Emlen Tunnell... Louis Roy Groza (born January 25, 1924 - died November 29, 2000) was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. ...


 
 

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