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The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Updated April 23, 2020 35.4k votes 3.8k voters 97.9k views110 items

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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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  • Deacon Jones1
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    Deacon Jones

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceEatonville, Florida, United States of America

    AgeDec. at 75 (1938-2013)

    TeamsMississippi 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...  more
  • Eric Dickerson2
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    Eric Dickerson

    Running back

    BirthplaceSealy, Texas, United States of America

    Age60

    TeamsLos 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...  more

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    #26 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#44 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • Kurt Warner3
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    Kurt Warner

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, United States of America

    Age44

    TeamsIowa Barnstormers, Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Northern Iowa Panthers football

    Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971) is an American former football quarterback. He...  more
  • Marshall Faulk4
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    Marshall Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age42

    TeamsIndianapolis 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...  more

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    #5 of 15 The Worst NFL Trades Ever Made#3 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s

  • Aaron Donald5
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    Aaron Donald

    Defensive lineman

    Age29

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the...  more
  • Isaac Bruce6
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    Isaac Bruce

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Age47

    TeamsMemphis Tigers football, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers

    Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in...  more

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    #1518 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#31 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Jack Youngblood7
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    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age65

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950) is an American former professional...  more

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    #3 of 85 The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time#9 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time

  • Merlin Olsen8
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    Merlin Olsen

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceLogan, Utah, United States of America

    AgeDied at 70 (1940-2010)

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Utah State Aggies football

    Merlin Jay Olsen (; September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player,...  more

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    #12 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#19 of 74 Mormon Celebrities

  • Orlando Pace9
    735
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    BirthplaceSandusky, Ohio

    Age44

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears, Ohio State Buckeyes football

    Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975) is a former professional American football player...  more

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    #10 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#3 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time

  • Jackie Slater10
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    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    Age66

    Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954) is an American retired football player who was an...  more

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    #201 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#18 of 48 The Best NFL Players From Mississippi

  • Torry Holt11
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    Torry Holt

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceGibsonville, North Carolina

    Age44

    TeamsNC 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...  more
  • Dick Lane12
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    Dick Lane

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    AgeDied at 75 (1927-2002)

    Richard Lane (April 16, 1928 – January 29, 2002), commonly known as Dick "Night Train" Lane,...  more

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    #1 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#3 of 119 The Best Detroit Lions of All Time

  • Kevin Greene13
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    Kevin Greene

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York

    Age58

    TeamsLos 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...  more

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    #17 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time#6 of 46 The Best Auburn Football Players of All Time

  • Todd Gurley14
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    Todd Gurley

    Running back

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Age26

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los...  more
  • Roman Gabriel15
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    Roman Gabriel

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

    Age80

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

    Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. (born August 5, 1940) is a former American football player. He...  more

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    #56 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#62 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Rosey Grier16
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    Rosey Grier

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceCuthbert, Georgia, United States of America

    Age88

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Penn State Nittany Lions football, New York Giants

    Roosevelt Grier (born July 14, 1932) is an American actor, singer, Protestant minister, and...  more

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    #25 of 94 The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time#12 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

  • Norm Van Brocklin17
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    Norm Van Brocklin

    Punter, Quarterback

    BirthplaceParade, South Dakota

    AgeDec. at 57 (1926-1983)

    Norman Mack Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983), nicknamed "The Dutchman" was an...  more

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    #28 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl#16 of 98 The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time

  • Fred Dryer18
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    Fred Dryer

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceHawthorne, California, United States of America

    Age74

    TeamsSt. 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...  more
  • Jim Youngblood19
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    Jim Youngblood

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceUnion, South Carolina

    Age70

    Jimmy Lee Youngblood (born February 23, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the...  more
  • Elroy Hirsch20
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    Elroy Hirsch

    Running back, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin, United States of America

    AgeDec. at 81 (1923-2004)

    Elroy Leon "Crazylegs" Hirsch (June 17, 1923 – January 28, 2004) was an American football...  more
  • Steven Jackson21
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    Steven Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    Age37

    TeamsAtlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, Oregon State Beavers football

    Steven Rashad Jackson (born July 22, 1983) is a former American football running back. He...  more

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    #52 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#123 of 176 The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time

  • Nolan Cromwell22
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    Nolan Cromwell

    Safety, Quarterback

    BirthplaceSmith Center, Kansas

    Age65

    Nolan Neil Cromwell (born January 30, 1955) is a former American football player and coach. He...  more
  • Henry Ellard23
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    Henry Ellard

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Age59

    Henry Austin Ellard (born July 21, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more
  • London Fletcher24
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    London Fletcher

    Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Age45

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams

    London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played...  more
  • Aeneas Williams25
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    Aeneas Williams

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age47

    Aeneas Demetrius Williams (; (born January 29, 1968) is a former American football player, who...  more