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Date of birth  May 27, 1954
Name  Carl Ekern
Role  Football player
Positions  Linebacker
College  San Jose State

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Date of death  August 1, 1990 (aged 36)
NFL draft  1976 / Round: 5/ Pick 128
Died  August 1, 1990, Ridgecrest, California, United States
Education  Fremont High School, San Jose State University

Place of death  Ridgecrest, California
Place of birth  Richland, Washington

Carl Frederick Ekern (May 27, 1954 – August 1, 1990) was an NFL football player.

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Biography

Carl Ekern was born in Richland, Washington. He attended Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, CA. Ekern was a graduate of San Jose State University and played pro football from 1976 to 1988 for the Los Angeles Rams. He appeared in the 1985 team promotional video "Ram It", under the name of "Carl E, General of the D." He died of head injuries on August 1, 1990 when the Jeep he was driving ran off a highway near the Kern County town of Ridgecrest, California. At the time of the accident, Ekern was en route to Minden, Nevada, where he was a volunteer counselor and coach at the Rite of Passage, a camp for juvenile delinquents. The camp is located about 15 miles east of Lake Tahoe.

Carl Ekern Spirit of The Game Award

The Carl Ekern award, honoring the former Rams linebacker, is the Los Angeles Rams award given to the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to his teammates.

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