Riley Matheson
Personal information
Born:(1914-12-12)December 12, 1914
Shannon, Texas, United States
Died:June 1987
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Headrick (OK)
College:Texas–El Paso
Career history
* Cleveland Rams (1939–1942)
Career highlights and awards
* CFL All Star (1949, 1950)
  • 5 time NFL All-Pro
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Riley M. Matheson (December 12, 1914 – June, 1987) was a professional American football player who played offensive lineman for ten seasons for the Cleveland Rams, the Detroit Lions, the Los Angeles Rams, and the San Francisco 49ers. Playing guard on offense and linebacker on defense, Matheson made both the Associated Press and United Press All-NFL Teams in 1944 and 1945.[1]

Matheson also played two final seasons with the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders, being named an All star both seasons.

The Professional Football Researchers Association named Matheson to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2010[2]


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