Merlin Olsen

Defensive Tackle

Merlin Olsen

15 seasons
6 All-Pro selections
14 Pro Bowls




All-Pro selections


Pro Bowls
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"You can take the best team and the worst team and line them up and you would find very little physical difference. You would find an emotional difference. The winning team has a dedication. It will have at its core a group of veteran players who set the standard. They will not accept defeat.”

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(Utah State)...6'5'', 270...Merlin Jay Olsen ... All-American, Outland Trophy winner, Phi Beta Kappa at Utah State ... Rams' No. 1 draft pick, 1962 ... Big, fast, agile, smart ... Stabilizing leader of famed “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line ... All-NFL, 1964, 1966-1970 ... All-Western Conference six times, All-NFC twice ... Rookie of Year, 1962 ... Picked on Rams' all-time team, 1970 ... Played in 208 games, last 198 in a row ... Born September 15, 1940, in Logan, Utah ... Died March 11, 2010, at age of 69.