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Merlin Olsen


1940 Born September 15 in Logan, Utah
1959-61 Plays three years at defensive tackle for Utah State University.
1962 Drafted in first round by Los Angeles Rams of National Football League and Denver Broncos of American Football League; signs with Rams.
1976 Retires as player after fifteen seasons
1977 Begins career as announcer and actor with NBC; broadcasts five Super Bowls and stars in such TV shows/movies as "Little House on the Prairie" and "Father Murphy"
1983 Becomes national spokesman for FTD Florist Inc.

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