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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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Deacon Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Defensive end
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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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back
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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#5 of 192 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time #8 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s #17 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back
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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#3 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s #41 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever #22 of 113 The Best Short Male Athletes

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Quarterback
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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Jack Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Defensive end
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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Isaac Bruce is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Wide receiver
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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#1,986 of 2,198 The Best Athletes Of All Time #13 of 249 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #10 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '90s

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Merlin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Defensive tackle
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
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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Jackie Slater is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Tackle
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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Torry Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Wide receiver
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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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
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Defensive lineman
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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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Linebacker
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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#14 of 155 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time #52 of 508 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History #128 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

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Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Cornerback
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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Norm Van Brocklin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Punter, Quarterback
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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#38 of 217 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #175 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

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Elroy Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver
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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Steven Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back
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) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Quarterback
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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Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Defensive tackle
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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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Running back
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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Henry Ellard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Wide receiver
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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Tom Mack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard
Thomas Lee Mack (born November 1, 1943) is a former American football player. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mack played college ...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, Quarterback
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
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Linebacker
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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Fred Dryer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
Fred Dryer
Defensive end
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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Bob Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time
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Punter, Quarterback, Placekicker
Robert Stanton Waterfield (July 26, 1920 – March 25, 1983) was an American football player and coach and motion picture actor and producer. He played quarterback for the UCLA Bruins and ...more