Oldest Living Pro Football Players

Pro Football's Online Encyclopedia

www.OldestLivingProFootball.com

Merlin Jay Olsen

 

Merlin Olsen

Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982

College Football Hall of Fame 1980

Date of Birth: September 15, 1940, in Logan, Utah

Date of Death: March 11, 2010, in Duarte, California (69 years old)

Source:

New York Times - Published 03/11/10

In 2009, he was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma and underwent three courses of

chemotherapy.  He died while at City of Hope National Medical Center, located in

Duarte, California.

Merlin Olsen was a member of the famed Fearsome Foursome along with Deacon Jones,

Lamar Lundy, and Rosey Grier, which is often considered one of the best defensive

lines in NFL history.

 

Teams:

1962 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1963 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1964 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1965 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1966 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1967 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1968 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1969 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1970 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1971 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1972 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1973 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1974 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1975 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1976 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

College:

Utah State University