Merlin Olsen's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1964 (NEA), 1966 (AP, UPI, NEA, WA, NY), 1967 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1968 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY, PW), 1969 (AP, UPI, NEA, PW, NY), 1970 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW)

All-NFL Second Team: 1963 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1964 (AP, UPI, NY), 1965 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1973 (AP), 1974 (PFWA)

All-Pro: 1968 (PFWA), 1969 (HOF, PFWA, NEA)

All-NFC: 1970 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1973 (AP, UPI, SN, PW)

All-NFC Second Team: 1971 (UPI), 1972 (UPI), 1974 (UPI), 1975 (UPI)

All Western Conference: 1964 (SN), 1965 (SN), 1966 (SN), 1967 (SN), 1968 (SN), 1969 (SN)

(14) – 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971*, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976

*Did not play

(at time of his retirement following the 1976 season)
Pro Bowl Records

• [Tied for 1st] Most Pro Bowl Selections – 14
• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Pro Bowl Selections – 14 (1963-1976)

Rams’ Records held by Olsen at the time of his retirement following the 1976 season

• [1st] Most Games Played, Career – 208 (1962-1976)
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games Played – 198 (1962-1976)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Years Active – 15 (1962-1976)

• 1974 Most Valuable Player (MX)
• 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• 1960s All-Decade Team
• 1970s All-Decade Team
• AFL-NFL 1960-1984 All-Star Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1962 Los Angeles Rams 1 12 1 (7th)
1963 Los Angeles Rams 5 9 0 (6th)
1964 Los Angeles Rams 5 7 2 (5th)
1965 Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 (7th)
1966 Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 (3rd)
1967 Los Angeles Rams 11 1 2 (1st)
1968 Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 (2nd)
1969 Los Angeles Rams 11 3 0 (1st)
1970 Los Angeles Rams 9 4 1 (2nd)
1971 Los Angeles Rams 8 5 1 (2nd)
1972 Los Angeles Rams 6 7 1 (3rd)
1973 Los Angeles Rams 12 2 0 (1st)
1974 Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 (1st)
1975 Los Angeles Rams 12 2 0 (1st)
1976 Los Angeles Rams 10 3 1 (1st)

Close