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Former Rams center Rich Saul passes at 64

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Several days ago, an item in the Orange County Register indicated that former Rams center Rich Saul had entered the final stages of a nine-year battle with leukemia.  According to both the verifired Twitter account of teammate Jack Youngblood and the Twitter page of the Michigan State football program, Saul passed early Sunday at the age of 64.

Saul, an eighth-round pick in 1970, spent 12 seasons with the Rams.  He made it to the Pro Bowl in each of his final six season.

His twin brother, Ron, also spent 12 years in the NFL — also from 1970 to 1981.  Both Sauls, natives of Butler, Pennsylvania, played for the Spartans.

We extend our condolences to Rich Saul’s family, friends, and teammates.

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5 Responses to “Former Rams center Rich Saul passes at 64”
  1. benmci says: Apr 15, 2012 9:12 PM

    Great guy, who proved hard work and passion for the game that you can be the best you can be.

  2. pdubs212 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:20 PM

    Way before my time so I don’t know of him, but anyone that can fight a disease like leukemia for 9 years is a true warrior. RIP.

  3. purplengold says: Apr 15, 2012 11:39 PM

    My condolences to his family.

  4. joj0420 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:44 AM

    my fiancee is from butler and her dad knows there family really well. rip my dude!!

  5. beeronthefridge says: Apr 16, 2012 8:52 AM

    RIP

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