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Postby scottaa1 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:09 pm

Rest in peace.

Hall of Fame football player and actor Merlin Olsen has died after a long battle with cancer, the St. Louis Rams said Thursday.

He was 69.


Known as much for his brain as his brawn, the 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive tackle also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Kappa Phi from Utah State University in 1962 and earned a master's degree in economics in the off-season during his 15-year career.

Olsen played in 14 Pro Bowls, made two All-Decade teams and was a six-time All-Pro. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/11/merlin.olsen/index.html
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Re: Merlin Olsen

Postby knapplc » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:18 pm

I was shocked to see this today. He always seemed like a really great guy. RIP, man. :-/
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Postby logan » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:37 pm

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