HALL OF FAME
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES GAMEDAY MAGAZINE 131
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1972
EAGLES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1987
In his career with Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, and
Philadelphia, Ollie Matson compiled some very impressive
numbers – 12,844 combined net yards and 5,173 yards
rushing. He was selected to participate in five Pro Bowls and,
in fact, earned MVP honors for his effort in the 1956 Pro Bowl.
Matson was traded to the Rams by the Chicago Cardinals for
nine players in 1959. The speedy halfback was also a medal
winner in track at the 1952 Olympics.