The Packers Bart Starr gets some heat from Rams Hall of Famers Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen. Packer #75 is Forrest Gregg.
Deacon Jones & Merlin Olsen rush Bart Starr & Forrest Gregg
Rams-Colts action from the mid-1960s. Merlin Olsen breaks through the line to wrap up Baltimore runner Tom Matte.
Merlin Olsen wraps up Tom Matte
In 1976 the Minnesota Vikings beat the LA Rams to take the NFC Title to go to their 4th Super Bowl. Here Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton gets set to handoff as Rams Hall of Fame defensive tackle looms large in the background.
Fran Tarkenton, Vikings with Merlin Olsen of the Rams during the 1976 NFC Playoffs
Colts - Rams in 1964. Colts Super Star Lenny Moore (#24) is held up by Rams linebacker Cliff Livingston (#85) as Merlin Olsen (#74) gets around the block of Dick Szymanski (#52) as it appears to bode unwell for the unprotected Colts runner.
Lenny Moore about to be hit by Merlin Olsen in 1964
Rams lineman Merlin Olsen (#74) and Deacon Jones (#75) pour into the Falcons backfield forcing quarterback Bob Berry to flee. Falcon #33 is runningback Jim "Cannonball" Butler of Edwards Waters University of Jacksonville Florida.
Merlin Olsen & Deacon Jones rushing Falcons QB Bob Berry
With half of the Rams Fearsome Foursome descending upon him Johnny Unitas has no where elwe to go but down to the turf.
Merlin Olsen & Deacon Jones take down Johnny Unitas
Down goes Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (#19) under the weight of Rams lineman Merlin Olsen (#74) and Rosey Grier (#76)
Johnny Unitas is sacked by Merlin Olsen & Rosey Grier
Unveiled in 2010 at Maverick Stadium after his death.
Statue of Merlin Olsen at the University of Utah State
Noted for his incredible agility and speed as well as his strength, Olsen regularly tracked down ball carriers in the backfield for losses. Here he gets to Bills fullback Wayne Patrick on a pass in the flat before Patrick can make it back to the line of scrimmage.
Merlin Olsen Chases Down Wayne Patrick of the Bills
Two of the most dominating defensive players of their time. Deacon Jones (#75) and Merlin Olsen (#75). They accounted for 16 seasons, 359 games 22 Pro Bowls, 10 1st Team All Pro selections and 250 sacks between with the Los Angeles Rams.
Deacon Jones with Merlin Olsen on the Rams Sideline
Merlin Olsen NFL
Merlin Olsen rushing Roger Staubach
Two longtime greats of Los Angeles Rams history - Merlin Olsen (#74) and Joe Scebelli (#71)
The Rams Merlin Olsen and Joe Scibelli
15 seasons, 14 Pro Bowls, 5 All Pro selections
The Rams Merlin Olsen
Merlin Olsen Rushing John Brodie
The Rams Merlin Olsen
Bills Quarterback Dennis Shaw backpedals frantically to escape the oncoming rush of Rams defender Merlin Olsen. All-in-all Olsen is credited "unofficially" with 91 sacks in his 15 year career.
Merlin Olsen Rushing Dennis Shaw
Unable to escape the clutches of the Rams defense, Saints QB Bobby Scott goes down.
Merlin Olsen sacks Saints quarterback Bobby Scott
Merlin Olsen Rams Defensive Tackle
Los Angeles Rams defensive front of the 1079s - Jack Youngblood (#85), Larry Brooks (#90), Fred Dryer (#89) & Merlin Olsen (#74).
LA Rams Front Four - Jack Youngblood, Larry Brooks, Fred Dryer & Merlin Olsen
Rams Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen stacks up a full quarter of the NY Giants Offense.
Merlin Olsen Triple-Teamed by Giants Offense
From his days as a Utah State Aggie. The 1961 Outland Trophy Award winner is a member of both the College Athletic and Academic Hall of Fame
Merlin Olsen-at Utah State