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The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time 

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A list of the best St. Louis Rams of all time. The Rams have one of the longest legacies in professional football. Beginning in 1937 in Cleveland, the Rams have moved a total of four times. The team has had its fair share of outstanding players on its team as well. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1946 where it stayed until the end of the 1994 season. It was then based out of St. Louis until 2015. The Rams moved back to LA for the 2016 season. 

The Rams are known for having some of the best and most prolific offense in the NFL. Those early Los Angeles teams had Hall of Famers like Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, Norm Van Brocklin and Tom Fears whose popularity allowed the team to become the first NFL team to have its games broadcasted on television. In the '60s, the Rams had one of the most feared defensive lines in the league and some of the best defensive players in Rams history. Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen led the "Fearsome Foursome" and though the team was successful, it didn't make much hay in the playoffs.

After the team moved to St. Louis in 1995, it took a while, but after a few years of great drafting, the Rams again had one of the best offenses in the league. Superstars like Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, and Isaac Bruce are considered some of the best Rams ever, and the best football players ever. The team won its first Super Bowl after the 1999 season, defeating the Tennessee Titans. A bunch of the greatest players in Rams history were on this team.

This is the list of the greatest Los Angeles Rams of all time. If you notice someone is not on this list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think the best Los Angeles Rams in history are.
 

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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back from Sealy, Texas, United States of America

Age: 55

Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, SMU Mustangs football, Atlanta Falcons

Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Dickerson played college ...more

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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 45

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, San Diego State Aztecs football

Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973) is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football ...more

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#6 of 221 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time #27 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #4 of 15 The Worst NFL Trades Ever Made

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Quarterback from Burlington, Iowa, United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: Iowa Barnstormers, Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Northern Iowa Panthers football, + more

Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971) is an American former football quarterback. He played for three National Football League (NFL) teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the ...more

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Deacon Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Age: Died at 75 (1938-2013)

Teams: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils football, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, South Carolina State Bulldogs football, San Diego Chargers

David D. "Deacon" Jones (December 9, 1938 – June 3, 2013) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and ...more

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Isaac Bruce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Age: 46

Teams: Memphis Tigers football, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers

Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St.Louis Rams in the second round of the ...more

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Jack Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Defensive end from Jacksonville, Florida

Age: 69

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) ...more

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#116 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #36 of 542 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History #4 of 85 The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time

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Merlin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Age: Died at 70 (1940-2010)

Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Utah State Aggies football

Merlin Jay Olsen (; September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player, announcer, and actor. He played his entire 15-year professional football career in National Football ...more

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Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Tackle from Sandusky, Ohio

Age: 43

Teams: St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears, Ohio State Buckeyes football

Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975) is a former professional American football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played ...more

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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
CMCSS03 added

Age: 24

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Torry Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Age: 39

Teams: NC State Wolfpack football, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars

Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976) is a former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He was named to the Pro ...more

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Jackie Slater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Tackle from Jackson, Mississippi

Age: 61

Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954) is an American retired football player who was an offensive tackle for 20 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played his entire career with ...more

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#229 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #30 of 48 The Best NFL Players From Mississippi #79 of 146 The Best NFL Players To Have Their Numbers Retired

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Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Cornerback from Austin, Texas

Age: Died at 75 (1927-2002)

Richard Lane (April 16, 1928 – January 29, 2002), commonly known as Dick "Night Train" Lane, was an American football player. A native of Austin, Texas, he played professional football ...more

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#49 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #3 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames #16 of 542 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Linebacker from Schenectady, New York

Age: 53

Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Auburn Tigers football, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers

Kevin Greene may refer to: Kevin Greene (rugby union) (born 1949), New Zealand rugby union player Kevin Greene (politician) (born 1958), Australian politician Kevin Greene (American football) ...more

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#141 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #44 of 542 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History #15 of 155 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

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Steven Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back from Las Vegas, Nevada

Age: 32

Teams: Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, Oregon State Beavers football

Steven Rashad Jackson (born July 22, 1983) is a former American football running back. He played college football for Oregon State and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round with ...more

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Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Quarterback from Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Age: 75

Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. (born August 5, 1940) is a former American football player. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback and is considered by many ...more

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Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Punter and Quarterback from Parade, South Dakota

Age: Dec. at 57 (1926-1983)

Norman Mack Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983), nicknamed "The Dutchman" was an American football quarterback, punter, and coach in the National Football League. He was ...more

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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back from Tarboro, North Carolina

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he ...more

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Elroy Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back and Wide receiver from Wausau, Wisconsin, United States of America

Age: Died at 81 (1923-2004)

Elroy Leon "Crazylegs" Hirsch (June 17, 1923 – January 28, 2004) was an American football player, sport executive and actor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 ...more

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Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Age: 83

Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Penn State Nittany Lions football, New York Giants

Roosevelt Grier (born July 14, 1932) is an American actor, singer, Protestant minister, and former professional football player. He was a notable college football player for The Pennsylvania ...more
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Fred Dryer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Fred Dryer

Age: 72

Teams: St. Louis Rams, San Diego State Aztecs football, New York Giants

John Frederick Dryer (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, radio host, and former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played for 13 years in the NFL, in ...more

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Henry Ellard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Wide receiver from Fresno, California

Age: 54

Henry Austin Ellard (born July 21, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1983–1993), Washington Redskins (1994–1998), and the New England ...more

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Nolan Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Nolan Cromwell Safety and Quarterback from Smith Center, Kansas

Age: 64

Nolan Neil Cromwell (born January 30, 1955) is a former American football player and coach. He was an All-Pro safety for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and played for the University of Kansas ...more
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Jim Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
slaft added Linebacker from Union, South Carolina

Age: 65

Jimmy Lee Youngblood (born February 23, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins. He played college ...more
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Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
madamsundin added Running back from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Age: 47

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams

Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. (born February 16, 1972), nicknamed The Bus, is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the ...more

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London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Linebacker and Middle Linebacker from Cleveland, Ohio

Age: 40

Teams: Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams

London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at John Carroll, and signed with ...more