Former Rams standout lineman Rich Saul passes away
Former Los Angeles Rams center Rich Saul, a six-time Pro Bowl performer, died of leukemia on Sunday. Saul was 64.
An eighth-round draft pick by the Rams in 1970, Saul became one of the main cogs on the Rams’ line and was selected as an all-star six consecutive seasons from 1976 to 1981. He anchored the line that helped the Rams to Super Bowl XIV.
Saul battled the disease for some time and it was well chronicled.
“We lost Rich Saul today,” former Rams teammate Jack Youngblood wrote on his Twitter account, according to NFL.com. “Our prayers are with Eileen and the kids. He knew who he was and where he was going. See you again, Richie.”
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