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Rams Great Rich Saul Passes Away

Posted by nickwagoner on April 16, 2012 – 2:47 PM

– Condolences go out this morning to the family of former Rams center Rich Saul, who died Sunday after a battle with leukemia at the age of 64.

– Originally an 8th round pick of the Rams in 1970 out of Michigan State, Saul became a mainstay on the team’s offensive line for the next dozen years.

– Saul went to six consecutive Pro bowls from 1975-1981.

– Saul retired in 1981 while still playing at a high level.

– For the past nine years, Saul has fought leukemia until succumbing on Sunday. Former teammate and Rams legend Jack Youngblood tweeted the news to the world on Sunday afternoon: “We lost Rich Saul today. Our prayers are with Eileen and the kids. He knew who he was and where he was going. See you again, Richie.”

– Allow us to echo those sentiments in this space. All the best to Saul’s family and thanks to him for contributing so many great memories and moments to Rams history.

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4 Responses to “Rams Great Rich Saul Passes Away”

  1. By dan4rams on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Real sorry, to hear aboutRich Saul’s passing. My families condolences go out to his. He was a blessing to have been one of many of his fans.

  2. By dan4rams on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I meant to say, he was a blessing. Being a trooper, for the Rams in the trenches.He was great when he played. With Passion, being a Pro Bowler for six straight years. During a time, when the Rams were a force to be played against. The Rams, had some very good players on those squads. Almost Won the whole thing. Only, to lose against the Steelers. But, what a great run. With all them exciting, playoffs he and the Rams played back then. With the Vikes, Cowboys, Bucs and yes even the then St. Louis Cardinals. He will be missed. I am, a fan. Not a friend. Thank-you.

  3. By paul catapano on Apr 22, 2012 | Reply

    Rich Saul was one of my heros growing up. Solid performer. Good man. I will treasure my #61 jersey.
    I am sadened and want to send my very best wishes to his Family.

  4. By joann woods on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    So sorry to hear of his passing.when my daughter was born he gave me a picture of him she was born Jan23.1980 Long Beach Childrens hospital at 26 weeks. 2lbs 4oz She has told everyone about that picture.shes sad she wanted to meet him in person. But now that dream iss gone. RIP RICH

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