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Bob Matheson
Date of birth: November 25, 1944
Place of birth: Boone, North Carolina
Date of death: September 5, 1994 (age 49)
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Duke
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 1 / Pick 18
 As player:
Cleveland Browns
Miami Dolphins
Playing stats at

Robert Matheson (November 25, 1944 in Boone, North Carolina – September 5, 1994) was a linebacker who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League. He played in two Super Bowls for the Miami Dolphins.

A standout linebacker at Duke, he was drafted in 1967 by the Cleveland Browns in the first round fo the NFL Draft, which was the final year in which the NFL and the AFL held separate drafts. He was then acquired by the Dolphins prior to the 1971 season, after Miami defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger requested head coach Don Shula to do so.

He was a member of the 1972 undefeated team for the Dolphins.

After leaving the Dolphins in 1979, Matheson returned to Duke as an assistant coach.

Matheson died on September 5, 1994 at Duke University Hospital from complications due to Hodgkin's disease.[1]


  1. ^ "New York Times obituary". Retrieved 2007-11-09.  


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