Jim Matheny
Date of birth: (1936-02-16) February 16, 1936 (age 84)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): C/G
High school: Pasadena (CA)
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 20 / Pick: 231
Drafted by: Chicago Cardinals

Jim Matheny (born February 16, 1936) is a former American football center who played one season with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the 20th round of the 1958 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles and attended Pasadena High School in Pasadena, California.[1] Matheny was also a member of the Houston Oilers of the American Football League.

College career[edit | edit source]

Matheny played college football for the UCLA Bruins. He averaged over 45 minutes a game his senior year in 1956. He earned Second Team All-America and First Team All-Pacific Coast honors as well as being named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.[2]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Toronto Argonauts[edit | edit source]

Matheny played for the Toronto Argonauts in 1957.[3]

Chicago Cardinals[edit | edit source]

Matheny was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals with the 231st pick in the 1958 NFL Draft.[4]

Houston Oilers[edit | edit source]

Matheny was a member of the Houston Oilers during the 1960 off-season.[2]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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