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The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

Updated April 23, 2020 33.2k votes 3.9k voters 100.1k 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 Jones

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Eatonville

    AgeDec. at 74 (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 end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington...  more
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    Eric Dickerson

    Running back

    BirthplaceSealy, Texas, USA

    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 who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Dickerson played college football for...  more
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    Marshall Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age48

    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 running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football for...  more
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    Aaron Donald

    Defensive lineman

    Age30

    TeamsLos 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 played...  more
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    Kurt Warner

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, United States of America

    Age50

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants

    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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    Isaac Bruce

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Age48

    TeamsMemphis 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 1994 NFL...  more
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    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age71

    TeamsLos 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) for...  more

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    #3 of 85 The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time#30 of 55 The Best NFL Players From Florida

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    Merlin Olsen

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceLogan, Utah, USA

    AgeDec. at 69 (1940-2010)

    TeamsLos 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 League...  more

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    #12 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#7 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

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    BirthplaceSandusky, Ohio

    Age45

    TeamsSt. 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 college...  more
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    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi

    Age67

    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 the...  more
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    Torry Holt

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceGibsonville, North Carolina

    Age45

    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 a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl...  more
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    Dick Lane

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    AgeDec. at 74 (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 in the...  more
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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 player Kevin Greene (politician) (born 1958), Australian politician Kevin Greene (American football) (born...  more

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    #17 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time#30 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

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    Todd Gurley

    Running back

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    TeamsLos 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 earned...  more
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    Roman Gabriel

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

    Age75

    TeamsLos 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 fans to...  more

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    #55 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#25 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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    Norm Van Brocklin

    Punter, Quarterback

    BirthplaceParade, South Dakota

    AgeDec. at 57 (1926-1983)

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

    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 inducted into the Pro...  more

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    Jim Youngblood

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceUnion, South Carolina

    Age71

    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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    Elroy Hirsch

    Running back, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceUSA, Wisconsin, Wausau

    AgeDec. at 80 (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 and the...  more
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    Rosey Grier

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Cuthbert

    Age89

    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 former professional football player. He was a notable college football player for The Pennsylvania State...  more
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    Steven Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    Age38

    TeamsAtlanta 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 the...  more

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    #319 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#55 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

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    Fred Dryer

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceHawthorne, California, United States of America

    Age75

    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 football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played for 13 years in the NFL, in 176...  more
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    Nolan Cromwell

    Safety, Quarterback

    BirthplaceSmith Center, Kansas

    Age66

    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 in...  more
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    Henry Ellard

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Age60

    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 Patriots...  more
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    Aeneas Williams

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age53

    Aeneas Demetrius Williams (; (born January 29, 1968) is a former American football player, who played with the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played...  more
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    London Fletcher

    Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Age46

    TeamsBuffalo 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 the St....  more