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Jim Merlo
Date of birth: (1951-05-01) May 1, 1951 (age 68)
Place of birth: Sanger, California
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 4 / Pick 86
Organizations
 As player:
1973-1979 New Orleans Saints
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

James Louis Merlo

Position: Linebacker Height: 6' 1 Weight: 221

Born: 10/3/1951, in Sanger, CA, USA High School: Sanger (CA) College: Fresno City College, Stanford University

• Sanger High School Football Valley Championship 1968 • Fresno City College: Wall of Fame (1989), California Community Colleges Coach’s Association Hall of Fame (1989) • Stanford: 1972 Rose Bowl Champion, All-Pac-8 (1972), All American, Hula Bowl defensive player MVP • Drafted: 1973, Round 4, Pick 8, (86 Overall) by New Orleans Saints • 1976: 4 Interceptions returned for touchdowns (was an NFL record), New Orleans Saints Defensive MVP of the year (read less).

He is currently a farmer and 1/2 owner of the real estate firm, JOHNSTON MERLO & NEWTON in Dinuba California.


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