Ed Matesic

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Ed Matesic
Born:November 6, 1907
Marshall County, West Virginia
Died:June 4, 1988 Benwood, West Virginia
Career information
Position(s)Halfback, Quarterback
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight198 lb (90 kg)
High schoolBenwood High School
Career history
As player
(19341935)Philadelphia Eagles
(1936)Pittsburgh Pirates
Career stats
Passing yards1,412
Pass attempts262
Pass completions99
Rushing yards377

Edward J. Matesic (1907–1988) was an American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Also went by the first name of Dick, Lefty, and Richard. Led the University of Pittsburgh in interceptions in 1931. In 1931 only the statistics of yards and touchdowns were recorded and not the number of interceptions. In 1931 Ed had 91 yards and one touchdown on interceptions. Then played HB/TB in the pros. Was the Pittsburgh Pirates starting quarterback in 1936. Pirates later became the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his pro career threw for 1,412 yards and 8 touchdowns, ran for 377 yards and one touchdown, caught 4 passes for 51 yards and one touchdown.