Ollie Genoa Matson II (May 1 1930 February 19 2011) was an American Olympic medal winning sprinter and 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. 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 (traded by the Cardinals for nine Rams players following the 1958 season)[ the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles and he was named to the Pro Bowl six times (1952 1954-1958). When Matson retired in 1966 his 12799 career all-purpose yards were second only to Jim Brown. Matson was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.