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Merlin J. Olsen

Aggie All-American

 

— September 15, 1940 - March 11, 2010 —

 
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By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
1. Merlin J. Olsen Marker
Inscription.  
Utah State University’s football field at Romney Stadium as named the Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium on December 5, 2009 by President Stan L. Albrecht.

The statue was unveiled on October 23, 2010. In attendance were many of Merlin and Susan Olsen’s closest family, friends, and Aggie teammates.

Blair Buswell, the official bust sculptor for the Pro Football Hall of Fame sculpted the larger than life statue with input from Merlin and his family.
 
Erected 2010 by Utah State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1868.
 
Location. 41° 45.017′ N, 111° 48.683′ W. Marker is in Logan, Utah, in Cache County. Marker is on East 1000 North, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 807 E 1000 N, Logan UT 84341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Main Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Logan Community Center (approx. one mile away); Whittier School (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Johns Episcopal Church
Merlin J. Olsen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
2. Merlin J. Olsen Marker
MERLIN J OLSEN Aggie All-American September 15,1940 - March 11, 2010 * Born in Logan, Utah, roughly 2 miles from this spot * USU Football All-American and Academic All-American * Outland Trophy, (nation’s most outstanding interior lineman), 1961 * Graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Finance, USU, 1962 * Graduate degree in Economics, USU, 1971 * USU Athletics Hall of Fame, 1993 * Honorary doctorate, USU, 2004 * Utah State University Foundation Board, 1999 - 2010 * 1st Round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams, 1961 * 15 year NFL career, all with the Rams - 208 Career Games - 198 consecutive * Bert Bell Award, (NFL Professional Player of the Year), 1974 * NFL All-Pro nine times * NFL 1960’s and 1970’s All-Decade Teams * College Football Hall of Fame, 1980 * Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1982 * GTE Academic All-American Hall of Fame, 1988 * NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, 2008 Businessman, broadcaster, actor, humanitarian, and spokesman. Beloved son, husband, father, teammate, leader and Aggie
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); 160 North Main (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cache County Court House (approx. 1.6 miles away); 141 North Main (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Dawn To Dusk Flight Across America (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
 
Merlin J. Olsen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
3. Merlin J. Olsen Marker
MERLIN J OLSEN Aggie All-American September 15,1940 - March 11, 2010 This statue is dedicated to Merlin’s legacy of a life well-lived. Merlin’s Personal Mission Statement “The focus of my life begins at home with family, loved ones and friends. I want to use my resources to create a secure environment that fosters love, learning, laughter and mutual success. I will protect and value integrity. I will admit and quickly correct my mistakes. I will be a self starter. I will be a caring person. I will be a good listener with an open mind. I will continue to grow and learn. I will facilitate and celebrate the success of others.” -- Merlin J. Olsen
Merlin J. Olsen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
4. Merlin J. Olsen Marker
Merlin J. Olsen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
5. Merlin J. Olsen Marker
Merlin J. Olsen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
6. Merlin J. Olsen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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