The fearsome foursome were the defensive linemen for the LA Rams the early 60’s. Merlin Olsen was one of the four along with Deacon Jones, Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy. His Alma-Mater, Utah State University, erected a statue in his honor, but Merlin died before he could compose an inscription. After his death, his family found a personal mission statement he had written which is now inscribed on the statue.
Merlin Olsen 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.