Rags Matthews

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Rags Matthews
TCU Horned Frogs
End Graduate
Date of birth: August 17, 1905 (1905-08-17)
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Date of death: January 1, 1999 (1999-02) (aged 93)
Place of death: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Career history


Texas Christian University (1925–27)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American

Raymond "Rags" Matthews (August 17, 1905 – January 1, 1999) was an All-American football player at Texas Christian University in the 1920s, playing end on both offense and defense. A Fort Worth native, Matthews attended Poly High School before TCU. He lettered three times under coach Matty Bell, during which the Horned Frogs posted a cumulative record of 17-5-5. He was named the team's Most Valuable Player after the 1926 and 1927 seasons, and was selected to play in the Shrine East-West All-Star Game as a senior in 1927, the first year players from the Southwest Conference were included. Matthews was named to the All-Time All-SWC Team in 1969, and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. He died in his hometown at the age of 93 in 1999.