Casey Merrill

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Casey Merrill
Date of birth (1957-07-16)July 16, 1957
Place of birth Oakland, CA
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College California-Davis
NFL draft 1979 / Round: 5 / Pick: 113
(By the Cincinnati Bengals)
Career history
As player
1979–1982 Green Bay Packers
1983–1986 New York Giants
1986 New Orleans Saints
Career stats

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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

After football[edit]

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.[1]


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