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Casey Merrill

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Place of birth  Oakland, CA
Name  Casey Merrill
College  California-Davis
Role  American football player
1979-1982  Green Bay Packers
Positions  Defensive end
1983-1986  New York Giants

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Date of birth  (1957-07-16)July 16, 1957
NFL draft  1979 / Round: 5 / Pick: 113 (By the Cincinnati Bengals)
Education  University of California, Davis

Richard Casey Merrill (born July 16, 1957) is a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers (1979–1982), New York Giants (1983–1986) and the New Orleans Saints in the 1987 season. Born in Oakland, California, he played college football at the University of California at Davis and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1979 NFL Draft.


Professional career

Merrill spent nine seasons in professional football as a defensive end and outside linebacker. Blessed with exceptional speed (4.65 40 yard dash), Merrill became the first designated pass rusher in the NFL to line up and pass rush from both defensive line and linebacker positions.

After football

Merrill now works part-time as a football and wrestling coach at Palm Desert High School in Palm Desert, California. He has two sons, Zach and Casey as well as three daughters, Ella, Samantha, and AJ. He lives in Bermuda Dunes, California.


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