Thomas Roland Matte

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American football player who played quarterback in college and primarily running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring

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TomMatte41397 karma

Mhmm Yes. No other comment.

TomMatte41303 karma

Adrian Peterson, the way he came back from knee surgery is impressive.

TomMatte41272 karma

Probably Ray Rice. I think he is the most versatile running back in the league, but there are a lot of RB's that are similar. I really like the kid.

TomMatte41257 karma

That upsets me. When I go to the hall of fame, and see my wrist band and I am called an Indianapolis colt...That is not right. That part belongs to Baltimore.

TomMatte41247 karma

HAHAHAHA. We were happy to get rid of Bob Irsay. It took us a while to convince Art Modell to move the Browns to Baltimore. And I was particularly happy because I got to the commentary for the Ravens.

edit: I'm sorry for all the enemies I have made in Cleveland now, but Art was my friend, and I stand by him.

TomMatte41170 karma

We are told to keep our act clean, but there was many time I wanted to say, "he knocked the shit out of him!"

TomMatte41163 karma

Yes, today's running backs are bigger, stronger, and faster....but the guys from back in the day would still be competitive.

1 horse sized duck.

TomMatte41160 karma

Even after all of this, I wouldn't trade the experience of playing in the National Football League.

TomMatte41150 karma

It was a challenge, being a running back and last man standing as a player that had any experience at QB in college. I was sort of forced into and didn't have a any choice. it was the biggest challenge for me in my football career.

TomMatte41146 karma

When the NFL Films came out with 10 most versatile players that have ever played in the NFL, and I ended up at number 10.