If you collect football cards in the late 1960s, you might remember the name Ed Meador.
His rookie card was the 1963 Topps, but Meador had already been in the league for a few years before that. In the mid and late-60s, there were few defensive backs who were feared more for their hitting or ball hawking. Meador was one of the most unheralded players on some great Rams’ defensive teams that featured the Fearsome Foursome.
His family has created a website to honor him and maybe reintroduce people to the outstanding career he had. There’s little doubt he deserves Hall of Fame consideration.
Meador was one of only three safeties elected to the NFL’s All-1960s Decade team. The other two, Willie Wood and Larry Wilson, are already in the Hall of Fame. Meador played 12 seasons and still holds the Rams’ interception record–amazing in itself considering the 1960s wasn’t exactly as passing era in the NFL.
It’s a grass roots effort to let those who elect our football Hall of Famers that they should give the Arkansas native a bust in Canton and as a fan of the 1960s NFL, I couldn’t agree more that he deserves it.