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Edward 'Ed' Merlin

 

Ed Merlin

Date of Birth: January 2, 1916, in Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Death: April 17, 1989, in Nashville, Tennessee (73 years old)

Source:

SSDI

Ed Merlin is one of the main reasons I started this web site.  I can not find

any information on him since his football career ended.  Is he still alive?  Did he pass

away many years ago?  I honestly do not know, so I will list him as alive until I hear different.

These players should not be forgotten and we, as pro-football history fans, should know if a

players is still alive or if he has passed.   I will continue to search and let you know any results

that I find.

UPDATE: July 2013

After hours of research, we have come to the conclusion that Ed Merlin died

in 1989.  Ed Merlin was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1916.  His family moved

to Miami, Florida where he attended high school.  Merlin, was a husky

eighteen-year-old, weighing 190 pounds when he attended Miami High School

and Riverside Military Academy.   He played football at both schools before

heading to Vanderbilt University at the encouragement of Horace Levy,

a Vanderbilt alumnus.

 

Teams:

1938 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III)

1941 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III)

College:

Vanderbilt University