Ollie Matson

Halfback

Ollie Matson

14 seasons
12,884 combined net yards
5 All-NFL selections
6 Pro Bowl selections

14

seasons

12,884

combined net yards

5

All-NFL selections

6

Pro Bowl selections
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The things I cherish most, are the Olympic medals and the Hall of Fame. In the Olympics you’re competing against the best there are. It isn’t the Iowa State Fair. It’s the world championship. The Hall of Fame is the same. Think of the hundreds of thousands who have played football. Think of the thousands who have played pro football. And you’re one of 74 who made it.”

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(San Francisco)...6'2'', 220...Ollie Genoa Matson ... San Francisco defensive All-American ... U.S. Olympic medal winner in track, 1952 ... No. 1 draft pick, 1952 ... All-NFL five years, 1952, 1954-1957 ... Traded to Rams for nine players, 1959 ... Career ledger: 12,884 combined net yards, 5,173 yards rushing, 222 receptions, 438 points, nine TDs on punt, kickoff returns ... Elected to six Pro Bowl games ... MVP in 1956 Pro Bowl ... Born May 1, 1930, in Trinity, Texas ... Died February 19, 2011, at age of 80.