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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.

  • Deacon Jones1

    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

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    #10 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time#4 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time

  • Eric Dickerson2

    Eric Dickerson

    Running back

    BirthplaceSealy, Texas, United States of America


    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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    #25 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#11 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s

  • Kurt Warner3

    Kurt Warner


    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, United States of America


    TeamsSt. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants

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

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  • Aaron Donald4

    Aaron Donald

    Defensive lineman


    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

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

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    #162 of 199 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018#53 of 96 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

  • Marshall Faulk5

    Marshall Faulk

    Running back

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America


    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#2 of 25 The Best College Running Backs of the 1990s

  • Jack Youngblood6

    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida


    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#33 of 55 The Best NFL Players From Florida

  • Isaac Bruce7

    Isaac Bruce

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida


    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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    #1261 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#28 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Merlin Olsen8

    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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  • Orlando Pace9

    BirthplaceSandusky, Ohio


    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

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi


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

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    #202 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#17 of 48 The Best NFL Players From Mississippi

  • Torry Holt11

    Torry Holt

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceGibsonville, North Carolina


    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

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    #34 of 58 The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time#2 of 59 The Best NFL Players From North Carolina

  • Dick Lane12

    Dick Lane


    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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  • Kevin Greene13

    Kevin Greene


    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York


    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

    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...  more

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    #6 of 44 The Best University of Georgia Football Players of All Time#5 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

  • Roman Gabriel15

    Roman Gabriel


    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States of America


    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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    #59 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#14 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • Norm Van Brocklin16

    Norm Van Brocklin

    Punter, Quarterback

    BirthplaceParade, South Dakota

    AgeDied at 57 (1926-1983)

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

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

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  • Rosey Grier17

    Rosey Grier

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceCuthbert, Georgia, United States of America


    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
  • Fred Dryer18

    Fred Dryer

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceHawthorne, California, United States of America


    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

    Jim Youngblood


    BirthplaceUnion, South Carolina


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

    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

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    #41 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time#11 of 54 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin

  • Steven Jackson21

    Steven Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada


    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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    #123 of 176 The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time#15 of 22 The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time

  • Nolan Cromwell22

    Nolan Cromwell

    Safety, Quarterback

    BirthplaceSmith Center, Kansas


    Nolan Neil Cromwell (born January 30, 1955) is a former American football player and coach. He...  more
  • London Fletcher23

    London Fletcher

    Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio


    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams

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

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    #103 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#160 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • Henry Ellard24

    Henry Ellard

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFresno, California


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

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    #10 of 38 The Best Washington Redskins Wide Receivers of All Time#3 of 32 The Best Los Angeles Rams Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Jerome Bettis25

    Jerome Bettis

    Running back

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America


    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams

    Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. (born February 16, 1972), nicknamed The Bus, is a former American...  more

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