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RIP: Eddie Meador

RIP: Eddie Meador
05 Sep
Not in Hall of Fame

Eddie Meador, the top Defensive Back for the Los Angeles Rams during the 1960s, passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

Meador, who still holds the Rams record for Interceptions (46), Defensive Fumble Recoveries (18) and Blocked Kicks (10) joined the team as a seventh round pick in 1959 from Arkansas Tech. An immediate starter as a rookie, Meador went to six Pro Bowls (1960 & 1964-68), was a two-time First Team All-Pro (1968 & 1969), and was chosen for the 1960s All-Decade Team. The Rams named him to their team MVP in 1964 and their Defensive Back of the Year seven times.

Despite his accomplishments, Meador was never a Hall of Fame Finalist as a Modern Candidate. A Semi-Finalist this year in the Senior Category, he did not make it as one of the three Finalists, with those spots going to Randy Gradishar, Steve McMichael and Art Powell.

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Eddie Meador.

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