Merlin Olsen Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Career

Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen was a football player, broadcaster, and actor from the United States. He spent his entire 15-year professional football career as a defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League (NFL). Know more about Merlin Olsen Net Worth, Bio, Age, Nationality, Wife, Height, Weight, Career

Quick Facts

Full Real NameMerlin Olsen
Famous NameMerlin
Date of BirthSeptember 15, 1940
Age (at the time of demise)69 years old.
Place of BirthLogan, Utah, U.S.
ProfessionFootball player, broadcaster
Net worthUSD 1-5 Million (approx.).
Zodiac SignCancer.
Height (approx.)6 feet 5 inches
Weight (approx.)122 Kg
Hair ColorWhite
Hair LengthShort.
Eye ColorBrown.

Merlin Olsen Age & Early Life

Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940, in Logan, Utah, to Merle Barrus and Lynn Jay Olsen, both of whom graduated from Utah State University (USU). His father was a university professor, while his mother had a degree in elementary teaching. Merlin was the first-born son and the second of nine siblings.

Olsen attended Utah State University, where he was a three-year letterman in football and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from USU’s College of Business and Social Sciences in 1962 and a master’s degree in Economics in 1971.

Height & Weight

Merlin Olsen is 6 feet 5 inches tall. He weighs approximately 122 kg. He has lovely warm brown eyes and white locks. Furthermore, he has not mentioned anything about his body measurement. 

Merlin Olsen
Merlin Olsen (Source: Google)

Merlin Olsen Net Worth 2023

How much is Merlin Olsen’s net worth? According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb, and other online sources, renowned Football Player Merlin Olsen’s net worth is between $1 -$5 million before his death. As a professional football player, he earned money.


  • After graduating from college, Olsen had offers from the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and the rival American Football League’s Denver Broncos.
  • In 1973 and 1974, they finished first in the NFL in run defense and second in sacked opposing quarterbacks.
  • Olsen was named NFLPA NFC Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1973, and the following season, 1974, he received the Bert Bell Award as NFL MVP as the Maxwell Club chose.
  • During the late 1970s and nearly all of the 1980s, Olsen worked as a television color commentator, primarily alongside Dick Enberg, on NBC’s coverage of the AFC. From 1980 through 1988, he and Enberg won four Super Bowls (XV, XVII, XX, and XXIII) and nine Rose Bowls.

Merlin Olsen Wife & Marriage

Who is Merlin Olsen Wife? Olsen married Susan Wakley, a fellow USU student, on March 30, 1962. Kelly, Jill, and Nathan were their three children. Furthermore, he has not mentioned anything about his wife’s background.