March 2, 2007
Lamar Lundy, of Rams famed Fearsome Foursome, Feb. 24
Lamar Lundy, the defensive end who was a member of the famed Fearsome Foursome defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s, one of the National Football Leagues best defensive lines, died on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in Richmond, Ind. He was 71. Lundy, shown here in 1963, was 6-foot-7 and weighed in at 250 pounds. He was the first black player to receive a football scholarship at Purdue. With the Rams, he was an imposing presence at right end on the Fearsome Foursome, with Roosevelt Grier at right tackle and the Hall of Famers Deacon Jones at left end and Merlin Olsen at left tackle. Although the Rams had only one winning season from 1963 to 1966, when the Fearsome Foursome played as a unit, the linemen gained acclaim for stopping running backs and harassing quarterbacks.