Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen

Merlin Jay Olsen (September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player in the National Football League, NFL commentator, and actor. He played his entire 15-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 14 of those seasons, a current record shared with Bruce Matthews. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. As an actor he portrayed the farmer Jonathan Garvey on Little House on the Prairie. After leaving that series, he starred in his own NBC drama, Father Murphy, playing the title role of a foster dad posing as a traveling priest.

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History - Current Romney Stadium
... announced that the field at Romney Stadium would be named Merlin Olsen Field in honor of Pro and College Football Hall of Fame member and former Aggie Merlin Olsen ... Following Olsen's death in March 2010, Utah State dedicated a statue in his honor in a ceremony held on October 23, 2010 ... bronze statue, created by Utah sculptor Blair Buswell, depicts Olsen during his college playing days at USU - in full uniform and pads, with his ...
Sigma Chi - Philanthropy - Merlin Olsen Day of Service
... of Constantine Sig, Significant Sig and NFL Hall of Famer member Merlin Olsen, ΓΚ 1962, September 15th is recognized by the fraternity and its chapters as the Merlin Olsen Day of Service ... The event is dedicated in respect to Olsen’s own philanthropic spirit ...
St. Louis Rams Awards - Ye Olde Rams Awards - Outstanding Lineman
... O), Deacon Jones (D) 1967—Joe Scibelli (O), Merlin Olsen (D) 1968—Joe Scibelli (O), Merlin Olsen (D) 1969—Ken Iman (O), Merlin Olsen (D) 1970—Tom ...
NFL On NBC - History - 1980s - See Also
... Bowl XV featured Dick Enberg handling the play-by-play duties and color commentators Merlin Olsen, John Brodie, and Len Dawson (who wasn't in the broadcast booth with Enberg and Olsen) ... Dick Enberg handling the play-by-play duties and color commentator Merlin Olsen in the broadcast booth ... announcer Dick Enberg and color commentators Merlin Olsen and Bob Griese (who was not in the booth with Enberg and Olsen) ...
Merlin Olsen - Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Death
... Olsen died on March 11, 2010 at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, aged 69 ...

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