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The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Updated April 23, 2020 35.0k votes 3.7k voters 97.0k 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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  • 1
    Deacon Jones
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    Deacon Jones

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceEatonville, Florida, United States of America

    AgeDied 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 on Wikipedia

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    Eric Dickerson
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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 on Wikipedia

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    #26 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#42 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

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    Kurt Warner
    1,372
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    Kurt Warner

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, United States of America

    Age49

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Marshall Faulk
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    Marshall Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age47

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #5 of 15 The Worst NFL Trades Ever Made#2 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s

  • 5
    Aaron Donald
    871
    80

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Isaac Bruce
    893
    187

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #1522 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#30 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

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    Jack Youngblood
    885
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    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age70

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

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

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    #3 of 85 The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time#12 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time

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    Merlin Olsen
    765
    165

    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 on Wikipedia

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

  • 9
    Orlando Pace
    727
    169

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#2 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time

  • 10
    Jackie Slater
    642
    132

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    Age66

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

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

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    Torry Holt
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Dick Lane
    538
    154

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Kevin Greene
    454
    134

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #7 of 46 The Best Auburn Football Players of All Time#18 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

  • 14
    Todd Gurley
    549
    143

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Roman Gabriel
    429
    143

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #56 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#63 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    Rosey Grier
    382
    118

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Norm Van Brocklin
    381
    133

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Fred Dryer
    335
    100

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jim Youngblood
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    76

    Jim Youngblood

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceUnion, South Carolina

    Age70

    Jimmy Lee Youngblood (born February 23, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Nolan Cromwell
    319
    97

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Elroy Hirsch
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    115

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Steven Jackson
    498
    201

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #53 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#122 of 176 The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time

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    Henry Ellard
    352
    144

    Henry Ellard

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Age59

    Henry Austin Ellard (born July 21, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    London Fletcher
    267
    85

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Aeneas Williams
    257
    97

    Aeneas Williams

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age52

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