|Date of birth:||May 1, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Sanger, California|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 4 / Pick 86|
|1973-1979||New Orleans Saints|
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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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