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Merlin Olsen

Merlin Jay Olsen

Position: DT
Height: 6-5    Weight: 270 lbs.

Born: September 15, 1940 in Logan, UT
Died: March 11, 2010 in Duarte, CA
High School: James Logan
College: Utah St.   (school history)    (Olsen college stats)
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 111 (59th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Brother of Orrin Olsen and Phil Olsen
14-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1982

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Merlin Olsen Career Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1920 to 2015.

1 Touchdown

1 Interception Return, Long of 20 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
20-29 yards1

Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1962 14 1962-12-16 RAM GNB L 17-20 2 Interception Return 20 Max McGee Trail 3-13 Trail 10-13