Bob Matheson

Robert “Bob” Matheson was a NFL linebacker who played thirteen seasons between the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. He was drafted in the first round of the 1967 NFL Draft as the eighteenth overall selection. This would be a notable draft as it was the last one that the AFL and NFL held separate drafts for before merging.

Matheson became known as the fourth linebacker on the Miami Dolphins under coach Don Shula when they became one of the innovators of the 3-4 style defense. Matheson won two Super Bowls while with the Dolphins this included being a part of the 1972 Dolphin team that posted the only undefeated team in NFL history. Matheson passed away in 1994 due to complications with Hodgkin’s Disease.