Ollie Matson NFL Hall of Famer

Ollie Matson: A Life in Football and Racing. Athletes who compete in multiple events are common today, but back

in the days of Ollie Matson, doing so was unheard of. Matson was not only an All-American football player at

Michigan, he was also one of the world’s best sprinters, winning the silver medal in the 100 meter dash at the

1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. This article will explore Matson’s remarkable athletic career as well as his

personal life, providing insight into one of college football’s most decorated players and Olympic athletes.

Ollie Matson, a Hall of Famer who played for eight NFL teams from 1952-67 and was one of only two men to play

in four decades, died Thursday. He was 86. Matson, who also became a track star after his pro football career

ended, died at his home in Los Angeles from an undisclosed illness. The native of Sacramento played, nfl hall of fame requirements

college football at Michigan State from 1949-51 and was drafted by both the NFL and MLB. In 1951, he finished