Rams to honor Merlin Olsen

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ailing Rams Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen will be honored during halftime of Sunday’s home game against the Houston Texans.A video tribute narrated by Dick Enberg will touch on highlights of Olsen’s career as a member of the defensive line known as the “Fearsome Foursome” in the 1960s, when the franchise was in Los Angeles. Olsen, who lives in Utah, is unable to attend due to health issues and will be represented by one of his sons, Nathan Olsen.Olsen was NFL rookie of the year for the Rams in 1962 and was named to 14 consecutive Pro Bowls starting that season before retiring in 1976. He was voted NFC defensive lineman of the year in 1973 and the NFL MVP in 1974, and was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.Olsen was also recently recognized at Utah State University, where the field at Romney Stadium will be named in his honor.

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