Merlin Olsen

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Birth Name: Merlin Olsen
Born: 09/15/1940
Birth Place: Logan, Utah, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 03/11/2010

Born in Logan, UT on Sept. 15, 1940, Merlin Jay Olsen was the second of nine children born to Lynn and Merle Barrus Olsen. From the start, Olsen excelled at football; a three-year letterman as defensive tackle for the Utah State University Aggies, he quickly amassed some of the highest honors given to college-level athletes, including being twice named All-American (in 1960 and 1961) and All-Conference, as well as the Outland Trophy, which was given to the best U.S. college football interior lineman. After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Kappa Phi in 1962, he was actively courted by the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League and the American Football League's Denver Broncos. The... Continue Bio >>

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