|Date of birth||October 3, 1951|
|Place of birth||Sanger, California|
|NFL draft||1973 / Round: 4 / Pick 86|
|1973–1979||New Orleans Saints|
James Louis Merlo (born October 3, 1951 in Sanger, California) was an American football linebacker who played seven seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Stanford University.