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Murray Olderman

Murray Olderman (MSJ47) was inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement in 2014.

Olderman has profiled and drawn sports cartoons of every major sports figure in the past 60 years, from Mickey Mantle to Joe Namath and Bear Bryant to Tiger Woods, Olderman. For 35 years he was a syndicated columnist and cartoonist whose work was distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association to 650 daily newspapers. After serving as executive editor of NEA, he retired from the syndicate but remains active as a writer and artist.

One of the leading national authorities on pro football, Olderman is past president of the Football Writers Association of America and the founder of the Jim Thorpe Trophy (for the NFL's most valuable player) and the Maurice Podoloff Trophy (for the NBA's MVP). His football murals hang in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Canton, Ohio. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and is in the writers’ wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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