NFL Player Portraits
From time to time Lon was commissioned to paint portraits of popular sports figures.  Here are 5 of NFL players initially appearing in issues of their "PRO" magazine, then incorporated in a book along with the work of other artists.

Tom Fears #80 - 400 catches, 5,397 yds, 38 TD's & Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch - 387 catches, 7,029 yds, 60 TD's - virtuosos in the art of pass catching

Hugh McElhenny, Halfback - known as "The King" for some of his remarkable touchdown runs -- the name stuck for thirteen pro seasons and 11,375 yards.

Keith Lincoln, Running Back - his total of 349 yards running in the 1963 AFL championship game was a record at the time

Ollie Matson, Running Back - an Olympic Bronze medalist for the 400 meter dash, rushed 3,331 yards for the Cardinals and set NFL records for punt and kickoff returns.

Otto Graham, Quarterback -- led the Browns to ten Championship games in ten years, winning seven. See www.ottograham.net/

From an article about the University of San Francisco team of 1951 which included teammates Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti

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