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"Fearsome Foursome", Lundy, Grier, Olsen and Jones
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
In 1963, the Rams traded for Rosey Grier, giving them a front quartet of (from left) Lamar Lundy, Grier, Merlin Olsen, and David "Deacon" Jones. The "Fearsome Foursome" became one of the NFL's most storied defensive lines, with Jones and Olsen creating constant havoc in opposing teams' backfields. Grier would figure in another L.A. story. While serving as Robert F. Kennedy's body-guard during the 1968 presidential campaign, he helped to subdue Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, at the Ambassador Hotel. Photo dated: September 9, 1967.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 6946.
Grier, Rosey
Lundy, Lamar
Olsen, Merlin
Jones, Deacon,--1938-
Los Angeles Rams (Football team : 1946-1994)
Football--California--Los Angeles
Football players--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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