Former Los Angeles Rams’ linebacker Larry Kelm has passed away at the age of 49. Kelm died in accident while hunting in Laredo, Texas according to the Associated Press. No other details are being offered at this time.
Kelm began his journey to the pros as a 6’4” standout linebacker at Texas A&M. He played four years with the Aggies (1983-1986) and became an instrumental part of their prolific defense better known as the “Wrecking Crew.” He helped the Aggies to a 10-2 and 9-3 record during his junior and senior seasons.
Kelm was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round (187th overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft. He spent six seasons with the Rams (1987-1992) and his final season with the San Francisco 49ers (1993).
The entirety of Kelm’s career showed that he was serviceable linebacker, starting 49 of the 88 games he participated in. He also recorded four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and two sacks.