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St. Louis Rams

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St. Louis Rams General manager Head coach Team history • Cleveland Rams (1936-1945) • Los Angeles Rams (1946-1994) • Championships League championships (3) • 1945, 1951 • 1999 (XXXIV) Helmet Logo Conference championships (6) • 1950, 1951 • 1955 • 1979, 1999, 2001 Division championships (15) • 1945, 1949 • 1967, 1969 • 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1999, 2001, 2003 Playoff appearances (27) • 1945, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1949, 1973, 1980, 1999, 1950, 1974, 1983, 2000, 1951, 1975, 1984, 2001, 1952, 1976, 1985, 2003, 1955, 1967, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1988, 2004 Billy Devaney Steve Spagnuolo

2009 season Established 1936 Play in St. Louis, Missouri Part of the NFL since 1937

League/conference affiliations American Football League (1936) National Football League (1937–present) • Western Division (1937-1949) • National Conference (1950-1952) • Western Conference (1953-1969) • Coastal Division (1967-1969) • • Current uniform

Home fields In Cleveland • Cleveland Municipal Stadium (1936-1937, 1939-1941, 1945) • League Park (1937, 1942, 1944-1945) • Shaw Stadium (1938) In Los Angeles • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1946-1979) • Anaheim Stadium (1980-1994) In St. Louis • Busch Memorial Stadium (First half of 1995 season) • • a.k.a. Trans World Dome (1995-2000) • a.k.a. Dome at America’s Center (2001)

Team colors

Millennium blue, new century gold, white • ALT: Royal blue, yellow gold, white

Personnel Owner(s) Chip Rosenbloom, Lucia Rodriguez and Stan Kroenke

The St. Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team has won two NFL Championships and one Super Bowl.

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The Rams began playing in 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. The NFL considers the franchise as a second incarnation of the previous Cleveland Rams team that was a charter member of the second American Football League. Although the NFL granted membership to the same owner, the NFL considers it a separate entity since only four of the players (William "Bud" Cooper, Harry "The Horse" Mattos, Stan Pincura, and Mike Sebastian) and none of the team’s management joined the new NFL team.[1] The team then became known as the Los Angeles Rams after the club moved to Los Angeles, California in 1946. Following the 1979 season, the Rams moved south to the suburbs in nearby Orange County, playing their home games at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim for fifteen seasons (1980–94), keeping the Los Angeles name. The club moved east to St. Louis prior to the 1995 season.[2]

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success in 1945, which proved to be their last season in Ohio, achieving a 9–1 record and winning their first NFL Championship, a 15-14 home field victory over the Washington Redskins on December 16.[4]

Los Angeles Rams (1946–1994)
In 1946, Rams’ owner Dan Reeves, fed up with poor attendance at Cleveland Stadium and competing against the Cleveland Browns (then members of the All-America Football Conference), moved the Rams to Los Angeles, becoming the first NFL team based on the West Coast (there had been a team called the Los Angeles Buccaneers in 1926, but they were a road-only team that simply featured players from California). In 1947 Reeves brought in new partners Ed and Harold Pauley, Hal Seley and Fred Levy (his partner back in Cleveland). A deal was signed with the city to lease the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The team played there until 1979. Historically, the Rams were the first to introduce the scout to professional football. The team hired Eddie Kotal in 1946 to travel the country, scouting potential draftees. He also represented the Rams at black colleges, which, at the time, were highly ignored by other teams; as a result, Paul "Tank" Younger of Grambling College was the first black player to be drafted in the traditional sense (other black players at the time were hired after the end of the war and were not drafted directly out of college), and this paid off well in the following seasons. Additionally, the Rams were also pioneers in football business strategy, marketing, and public relations. In 1947, the Rams hired Tex Schramm from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper to better develop their public relations and marketing tactics. Subsequently, the team realized an increase in sports coverage across different local newspapers with the former sports editor’s help, which in the future would contribute to revenue at the gate.[5] Reeves died of Hodgkin’s Disease in 1971, and his surviving family soon completed an unusual arrangement that involved the Baltimore Colts and Chicago businessman Robert Irsay. Irsay purchased the Rams and then traded the franchise for Carroll Rosenbloom’s Colts. According to some accounts Reeves had confided in Rosenbloom that, in the event of his passing, he felt the Rams

Franchise history
For more details on this topic, see History of the St. Louis Rams.

Cleveland Rams (1936–1945)
The Cleveland Rams were founded by attorney Homer Marshman in 1936. Their name, the Rams, comes from the nickname of Fordham University. Rams was selected to honor the hard work of the football players that came out of that university. They were part of the newly formed American Football League and finished the 1936 regular season in second place with a 5–2–2 record, trailing only the 8–3 record of league champion Boston Shamrocks. The following year the Rams joined the National Football League and were assigned to the Western division to replace the St. Louis Gunners, who had left the league after a three-game stint in the 1934 season. From the beginning, they were a team marked by frequent moves playing in three stadiums over several losing seasons. In June 1941 the Rams were bought by Dan Reeves and Fred Levy, Jr.; in April 1943 Reeves bought out Levy (who later rejoined Reeves in the ownership of the Rams).[2] The franchise suspended operations and sat out the 1943 season because of a shortage of players during World War II and resumed playing in 1944.[3] The team finally achieved

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should be in his hands. The Rams-for-Colts deal was crafted by Florida attorney (and later Tampa Bay Buccaneers founding owner) Hugh Culverhouse; Rosenbloom saved himself a considerable capital-gains tax by simply trading teams instead of selling the Colts (for a much greater value than his original purchase price) and buying the Ram franchise. Upon moving west the gregarious Rosenbloom embraced a much higher profile than Reeves had; he set up residence in the tony Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, cultivated friendships with entertainment personalities, and installed the Rams in the Beverly Hilton hotel on pre-home game Saturday nights. Rosenbloom brought Colts general manager Don Klosterman with him, and Klosterman’s stewardship of the team’s personnel paid off handsomely. Under coaches Chuck Knox (1973-77) and Ray Malavasi the Rams qualified for post-season play from 1973 to 1980, winning the NFC West title for seven consecutive seasons and gaining the NFC Championship Game in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1979. After the first four tries the team fell short of the Super Bowl that many had predicted for them, and the 1979 Rams certainly did not seem a likely title candidate. Under .500 and injury-ridden at mid-season, they cobbled together a 9-7 record, good enough for the playoffs. Led by quarterback Vince Ferragamo, who took over the team late in the year, the Rams upended the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road and earned the right to contest the Pittsburgh Steelers for the NFL Championship. In Super Bowl XIV at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, the underdog Rams led 19-17 with twelve minutes to play, but two late Terry Bradshaw touchdown passes vaulted the Steelers to a successful title defense. Carroll Rosenbloom, however, did not live to accompany his Rams on their first Super Bowl trip; on April 1, 1979, his body was found drowned in high surf near his Golden Beach, Florida home. For three decades, some who knew Rosenbloom have questioned the exact circumstances of his death, but no evidence of foul play has ever been demonstrated. In the mid-1970s the Rams began unofficially petitioning the Los Angeles Coliseum’s managing commission for an upgrading of the fifty-year old stadium that included the then-new innovation of "luxury boxes." The

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inquiries were politely rebuffed, save for a more fan-friendly reconfiguring of the Coliseum field in 1977. Eventually Rosenbloom was approached by Orange County Supervisor Ralph Clark to consider moving his team thirty miles to the southeast. Clark convinced Angels owner Gene Autry to okay the enclosing and enlarging of Anaheim Stadium (since reconfigured as the baseball-only Angel Stadium of Anaheim) to accommodate the Rams. Retractable football seating was installed that expanded capacity to 69,007. An agreement was reached in the summer of 1978; stadium construction was finished by 1980, and that season the Rams moved to Anaheim from Los Angeles.

St. Louis Rams (1995–present)
Georgia Frontiere inherited the team. Georgia got her last name Frontiere when she later married the musician and Hollywood composer Dominic Frontiere. Under the terms of the Rams’ deal with Anaheim, they were to receive the rights to develop plots of land near the Stadium. When nothing came of these plans, and with attendance falling, Georgia Frontiere got permission to relocate the team. This permission was only granted after the building of the Arrowhead Pond (a multi-use sports arena for hockey and basketball) in close proximity to Anaheim Stadium. The Rams agreed to let the Pond be built within miles of Anaheim Stadium with an ’out clause’ to pay the City of Anaheim an amount of money in millions to release them from the lease. After an aborted move to Baltimore, the Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis in late 1994, initially playing at Busch Memorial Stadium until the (TWA) Trans World Dome (now the Edward Jones Dome) was completed. The NFL owners originally rejected the move -- until Frontiere agreed to share some of the permanent seat license revenue she was to receive from St. Louis. That same year the then-Los Angeles Raiders were threatening to relocate as well -- and did, back to Oakland. The 1995 and 1996 seasons the Rams were under the direction of head coach Rich Brooks. Their most prolific player from their first two seasons was the fan-favorite Isaac Bruce. Then in 1997 Dick Vermeil was hired as the head coach. In 1997, the Rams traded up in the draft to select future All-Pro offensive tackle Orlando Pace. Vermiel remained

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head coach until retiring after the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans in early 2000. The Rams were very well known for their high powered offense in 1999. Prior to the season, the Rams traded a second and a fourth round draft pick for future league MVP, Marshall Faulk. The season started with Trent Green injuring his leg in preseason that would sideline him for the entire season. Vermiel told the public that the Rams would "Rally around Kurt Warner, and play good football." Kurt Warner, a QB that played for the Iowa Barnstormers just a few years prior, synced up with Marshall Faulk and Isaac Bruce to lead the Rams to one of the most historic Super Bowl offenses in history, posting at the time, an unheard of 526 points for the season. Following the Super Bowl victory in 2000, Dick Vermiel retired and Vermeil’s Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz was hired to replace Vermeil and managed to take the Rams to the Super Bowl, losing to the New England Patriots. Mike Martz was criticized by many to be too careless with game management and often feuding with several teammates as well as team president and general manager, Jay Zygmunt. Although most of his players respected him and went on record saying they enjoyed him as a coach. Mike Martz helped the Rams establish a pass-first identity that would post an NFL record amount of points forged over the course of 3 seasons (1999-2001). However, in the first round in the 2004 draft, the Rams chose Oregon State running back Steven Jackson as the 24th pick of the draft. Jackson has been one of the Rams’ most successful running backs since the Rams’ arrival in St. Louis. In 2005, Mike Martz was ill and hospitalized for several games, allowing assistant head coach Joe Vitt to coach the remainder of the season, although Martz was cleared later in the season, team president John Shaw would not allow him to come back to coach the team, and was eventually terminated. After the Rams fired Mike Martz, Scott Linehan took control of an 8-8 team in 2006. In 2007, Linehan led the Rams to their worst record yet, 3-13. Following the 2007 season, Georgia Frontiere died January 18, 2008 after a 28-year ownership commencing in 1979.[6] Ownership of the team passed to her son Dale "Chip" Rosenbloom and daughter Lucia Rodriguez.[7] Chip Rosenbloom was named the new Rams majority owner.[8]

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Linehan was already faced with scrutiny from several players in the locker room, including Torry Holt and Steven Jackson. Linehan was then fired on September 29, 2008, after the team started the season 0-4. Jim Haslett, Defensive Coordinator under Linehan, was interim head coach for the rest of the 2008 season. John Shaw then resigned as president, and personnel chief Billy Devaney was promoted to general manager on December 24, 2008, after the resignation of former president of football operations and general manager Jay Zygmunt on December 22.[9] On January 17, 2009, Steve Spagnuolo, formerly the Defensive Coordinator of the New York Giants, was named the new head coach of the franchise. Spagnuolo hired Pat Shurmur and Ken Flajole as his offensive and defensive coordinator respectively. In Spagnuolo’s first offseason with the Rams, they offered Baltimore Raven center Jason Brown a record contract to come play center for the Rams.

Season-by-season records Logo and uniforms

St Louis Rams uniform combinations The Rams became the first professional American football team to have a logo on their helmets. Ever since halfback Fred Gehrke, who worked as a commercial artist in off-seasons, painted ram horns on the team’s leather helmets in 1948, the logo has been the club’s trademark. When the team debuted in 1937, the Rams’ colors were red and black, featuring red helmets and black uniforms with red shoulders and sleeves. One year later they would switch their team colors to yellow and blue, with yellow helmets, white pants and blue uniforms. By the mid-1940s the Rams had adopted yellow-gold jerseys (with blue serif numerals, yellow-gold helmets and

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1949 the serif jersey numerals gave way to more standard block numbers. Wider, bolder horns joined at the helmet center front and curving around the earhole appeared in 1950; this design was somewhat tapered in 1954-1955. Also in 1950 a blue-gold-blue tristripe appeared on the pants and "Northwestern University-style" blue stripes were added to jersey sleeves. A white border was added to the blue jersey numerals in 1953. So-called "TV numbers" were added on jersey sleeves in 1956. In accordance with a 1957 NFL rule dictating that the home team wear dark, primary-colored jerseys and the road team light shirts, the Rams, who had worn their usual golden jerseys in home exhibitions, somewhat hurriedly readied for the regular season new royal-blue home jerseys with golden striping and golden front and back numerals with a white border. The white border was removed in 1958. The Rams continued to wear their golden jerseys for 1957 road games, but the following year adopted a white jersey with blue numerals and stripes. In 1962-63 the team’s road white jersey featured a UCLA-style blue-gold-blue crescent shoulder tri-stripe. In 1964, concurrent with a major remodeling of the team’s Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home, the colors were changed to a simpler blue and white. The new helmet horns were white, wider, and separated at the helmet center front. The blue jersey had white numerals with two white sleeve stripes. The white jersey featured blue numerals and a wide blue crescent shoulder stripe. A 1964 league rule allowed teams to wear white jerseys for home games and the Rams were among several teams to do so (the Dallas Cowboys, who introduced their new bluewhite-silverblue uniform that season, have worn white at home ever since). The pants were white with a thick blue stripe. In 1970, in keeping with the standards of the fullymerged NFL and AFL, names appeared on the jersey backs for the first time. The sleeve "TV numbers," quite large compared to those of other teams, were made smaller in 1965. From 1964 to early 1972 the Rams wore white jerseys for every home league game and exhibition; it was a tradition that continued under coaches Harland Svare, George Allen, and Tommy Prothro. But new owner Carroll Rosenbloom did not particularly like the Rams’ uniforms, so in pursuit of a new look the team wore its seldom-used blue jerseys

Los Angeles Rams uniform: 1964-1972

Los Angeles/St Louis Rams uniform: 1973-1999. The socks contained stripes until the team moved to St. Louis in 1995. white pants. The uniforms were unchanged as the team moved to Los Angeles. The helmets were blue in 1947. When Gehrke introduced the horns, they were painted yellowgold on blue helmets. In 1949 the team adopted plastic helmets, and the Rams’ horns were rendered by the Riddell company of Des Plaines, Illinois, which baked a painted design into the helmet at its factory. Also in

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for its last five home games in 1972. During that season Rosenbloom’s Rams also announced an intention to revive the old blueand gold colors for 1973, and even asked fans to send in design ideas. The colors returned to yellow-gold and blue in 1973. The new uniform design consisted of yellow- gold pants and curling rams horns on the sleeves – yellow gold horns curving from the shoulders to the arms on the blue jerseys, which featured golden numerals (a white border around the numerals, similar to the 1957 style, appeared for two exhibitions and was then removed). Players’ names were in contrasting white. The white jersey had similarly-shaped blue horns, blue numerals and names. The white jerseys also had yellow gold sleeves. The gold pants included a blue-white-blue tri-stripe, which was gradually widened through the 1970s and early 1980s. The blue socks initially featured two thin golden stripes, but these were rarely visible. The new golden helmet horns were of identical shape, but for the first time the horn was not factory-painted but instead a decal applied to the helmet. The decal was cut in sections and affixed to accommodate spaces for face-mask and chin-strap attachments, and so the horn curved farther around the earhole. Jersey numerals were made thicker and blunter in 1975. Standard gray face masks became dark blue in 1981. The Rams primarily wore blue at home with this combination, but would wear white on occasion at home, notably for games against the Dallas Cowboys (who usually do not wear their blue jerseys due to the popular notion that the Cowboys’ blue jerseys are jinxed) and selected AFC teams. The team wore its white jerseys for most of its 1978 home dates, including its post-season games with the Minnesota Vikings and Cowboys. The Rams wore white exclusively in the strikeshortened 1982 season, and did so on selected occasions throughout their fifteen seasons in Anaheim. The team’s colors were changed from yellow gold and blue to New Century Gold (metallic gold) and Millennium (navy) blue in 2000 following the Super Bowl win. A new logo of a ram’s head was added to the sleeves and gold stripes were added to the sides of the jerseys. The new gold pants no longer featured any stripes. Blue pants and White pants with a small gold stripe (similar to the Denver Broncos) were also an option with the

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Rams only electing to wear the white set in a pre-season game in San Diego in 2001. The helmet design essentially remains the same as it was in 1948, except for updates to the coloring, navy blue field with gold horns. The 2000 rams’-horn design features a slightly wider separation at the helmet’s center. Both home and away jerseys had a gold stripe that ran down each side, but that only lasted for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. In 2003, the Rams wore blue pants with their white jerseys for a pair of early-season games, but after losses to the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks, the Rams reverted to gold pants with their white jerseys. In 2005, The Rams wore the blue pants again at home against Arizona and on the road against Dallas. In 2007, the Rams wore all possible combinations of their uniforms. They wore the Blue Tops and Gold Pants at home against Carolina, San Francisco, Cleveland, Seattle, and on the road against Dallas. They wore the Blue Tops and Blue Pants at home against Arizona, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh on Marshall Faulk night. They wore the Blue Tops and White Pants on the road in Tampa Bay and at home against Green Bay. They wore White Tops and Gold Pants at New Orleans and San Francisco. They wore White Tops and White Pants at Seattle and Arizona. And they wore White Tops and Blue Pants at Baltimore and Cincinnati. Since moving to St. Louis in 1995, the Rams have always worn blue at home. Like most other teams playing in a dome, the Rams do not need to wear white to gain an advantage with the heat despite its midwestern geographic location. However, the Rams did wear their white jerseys with their blue pants in St. Louis against the Dallas Cowboys on October 19, 2008, winning 34-14.[10] The NFL has approved the use of throwback uniforms for the club during the 2009 season. In 1994, the team’s last season in Southern California, the Rams wore jerseys and pants replicating those of their 1951 championship season for their September games with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. [11]

Los Angeles Rams helmet

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logo used from 1964-1972 Los Angeles/St. logo used Louis Rams from helmet logo 2000-present used from 1973-1999

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• 58 David Vobora ILB • 51 Will Witherspoon OLB Defensive Backs • 24 Ron Bartell CB • 41 Eric Bassey FS • 30 Marcus Brown CB • 37 James Butler SS • 36 Quincy Butler CB • 43 Craig Dahl FS • 32 Bradley Fletcher CB • 26 Tye Hill CB • 35 Todd Johnson SS • 31 Justin King CB • 42 Cordelius Parks CB • 27 David Roach FS • 33 Mark Rubin FS • 20 Jonathan Wade CB Special Teams • 3 Josh Brown K • 5 Donnie Jones P • 45 Chris Massey LS

• 22 Chris • 68 Richie Ogbonnaya Incognito G • 25 Antonio • 71 Tim Pittman Mattran C • 65 Daniel Wide Sanders C Receivers • 67 Roy • 17 Donnie Schuening Avery G • 16 Travis • 66 Mark Brown St. Louis Setterstrom • 14 Keenan Los Angeles/St. Rams primary Cleveland G Burton Louis Rams logo used Rams • 77 Jason • 87 Jarrett primary logo from primary Smith T Byers from 2000-present logo from • 64 Phil • 15 Tim 1981-1994 1940-1945. Trautwein Carter T • 89 Brooks • 58 Eric Foster Cleveland Los Young G • 82 Horace Angeles Rams Defensive Gant St. Louis Rams script logo Rams • 18 Nate Linemen script and primary used from script logo Jones • 94 Victor logo used from 1940-1945 used from • 83 Chad Adeyanju 1995-1999; note the 1984-1994. Lucas DE representation of • 11 Laurent • 98 C. J. Ah St. Louis’ Gateway Robinson You DE Arch. • 19 Derek • 99 Antwon Stanley Burton DT • 75 Ian Tight Ends Campbell • 47 Billy See also: List of St. Louis Rams players DE Bajema • 90 Adam • 49 Eric Current roster Carriker Butler St. Louis Rams roster DT • 46 Daniel • 71 Gary Fells Quarterbacks Offensive Linebackers Reserve Lists • 13 Brock • 56 K. C. • 88 Joe99 Claude Gibson DT • Linemen Berlin Asiodu OLB Klopfenstein DT 96 James Wroten • • 62 Roger Hall DE • 12 Kyle • 57 Chris • 84 Randy (Susp.) Allen III G • -- Orien McMichael Boller Chamberlain • 70 Alex • 10 Marc OLB Barron T Unrestricted Harris DT • 91 Leonard Bulger • 53 Quinton • 63 Jacob FAs Little DE • 9 Keith Culberson Bell G • 21 • 72 Chris Null OLB • 60 Jason Oshiomogho • 54 Dominic Running Brown C Atogwe FS Long DE Douglas • 69 Ray Backs (Franchise • 92 Eric Moore DE OLB Feinga G • 34 Kenneth Tag) • 69 Kirston • 52 Chris • 73 Adam Darby Draft ILB/ Goldberg • 38 Samkon Rookies in italics Pittman DE OLB T/G Gado Roster updated• 95 Clifton Ryan DT • 59 Larry • 79 John • 39 Steven 2009-05-14 • 97 Darell Grant OLB Greco T/G Jackson Depth Chart • Scott DT • 55 James • 75 Daren • 48 Jerome Transactions • Laurinaitis Heerspink Johnson FB 84 Active, 1 Inact-93 Willie Williams ILB T • 44 Mike ive, 1 FAs DT Karney FB

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Players of note

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Cleveland/Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams Hall of Famers No. -76 29 55 40 75 65 74 -78 25 7 85 Player George Allen Bob Brown Eric Dickerson Tom Fears Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch Deacon Jones Tom Mack Merlin Olsen Dan Reeves Jackie Slater Norm Van Brocklin Bob Waterfield Jack Youngblood Class 2002 2004 1999 1970 1968 1980 1999 1982 1967 2001 1971 1965 2001 Position(s) Coach OT RB End RB, WR DE G DT Owner OT QB, P QB, DB, K, P DE

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Years Played 1966-1970 1969-1970 1983-1987 1948-1956 1949-1957 1961-1971 1966-1978 1962-1976 1941-1971 1976-1995 1949-1957 1945-1952 1971-1984

Pro Football Hall of Famers
Former Rams in the Pro Football Hall of Fame include Joe Namath (12), Ollie Matson (33), Andy Robustelli (81), Dick "Night Train" Lane (also 81), coach Earl "Dutch" Clark, and general manager Tex Schramm. GM and later NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and coach Sid Gillman are also members of the Hall of Fame, but were elected on the basis of their performances with other teams or (in the case of Rozelle) NFL administration. Dick Vermeil has become the first and still only St. Louis Rams figure inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Cardinals inducted into it include Dierdorf, Smith, Wilson, Conrad Dobler, Jim Hart and coach Jim Hanifan.

• Jack Youngblood 1971-1984 Former Football Cardinals • Larry Wilson 1960-1972 • Dan Dierdorf 1971-1983 • Jackie Smith 1963-1977 • Roger Wehrli 1969-1982 Former Team Executives and Coaches • Dick Vermeil 1997-1999 • Carroll Rosenbloom 1972-1979 • Dan Reeves 1941-1971 • Georgia Frontiere 1979-2007

Retired numbers
Numbers that have been retired by the Rams. • Bob Waterfield • Marshall Faulk • Eric Dickerson • Merlin Olsen • Jackie Slater • Jack Youngblood

St. Louis Football Ring Of Fame
Former St.Louis football Cardinals and former Rams are included in the Ring Of Fame in the Edward Jones Dome. All players are hall of famers, but there are a few exceptions for team executives and coaches. Former Rams • Bob Waterfield 1945-1952 • Norm Van Brocklin 1949-1957 • Eric Dickerson 1983-1987 • Tom Fears 1948-1956 • Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch 1949-1957 • David Deacon Jones 1961-1971 • Tom Mack 1966-1978 • Merlin Olsen 1962-1976 • Jackie Slater 1976-1995 • Jack Snow Broadcaster

Coaches of note
Head coaches Current staff
St. Louis Rams staff Front Office • Owner/ Chairman – Chip Rosenbloom Defensive Coaches • Defensive Coordinator

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• Owner/Vice Chairman – Stan Kroenke • Executive Vice President of Football Operations/ COO – Kevin Demoff • General Manager – Billy Devaney • Vice President of Player Personnel – Tony Softli • Director of Player Personnel – Lawrence McCutcheon • Director of Pro Personnel – Mike Williams Head Coaches • Head Coach – Steve Spagnuolo • Assistant Head Coach/ Quarterbacks – Dick Curl Offensive Coaches • Offensive Coordinator – Pat Shurmur • Running Backs – Sylvester Croom • Wide Receivers – Charlie Baggett • Tight Ends – Frank Leonard • Offensive Line – Steve Loney • Assistant Offensive Line – Art Valero • Offensive Quality Control – Andy Sugarman – Ken Flajole • Defensive Line – Brendan Daly • Linebackers – Paul Ferraro • Secondary: Cornerbacks – Clayton Lopez • Secondary: Safeties – Andre Curtis • Defensive Quality Control – Matt House Special Teams Coaches • Special Teams Coordinator – Tom McMahon • Special Teams Quality Control – Derius Swinton Strength and Conditioning • Strength and Conditioning – Rock Gullickson • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Chuck Faucette → Coaching Staff → Management → More NFL staffs

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Radio and television
The Rams were the first NFL team to televise their home games; in a sponsorship arrangement with Admiral television, all home games of the 1950 NFL season were shown locally. The Rams also televised games in the early 1950s. The 1951 NFL Championship Game was the first championship game televised coast-to-coast (via the DuMont Network). During the team’s years in Los Angeles all games were broadcast on KMPC radio (710 AM); play-by-play announcers were Bob Kelley (who accompanied the team from Cleveland and worked until his death in 1965), Dick Enberg (1966-77), Al Wisk (1978-79), Bob Starr (1980-89), Eddie Doucette (1990), Paul Olden (1991-93), and Steve Physioc (1994). Analysts included Gil Stratton, Steve Bailey, Don Drysdale (1975), Dick Bass (1977-86), Jack Youngblood (1987-91), and Jack Snow with David Deacon Jones (1993-94). Starting in 2009, the Rams’ new flagship radio station is 101.1 FM WXOS, a new sports station in St. Louis with ESPN Radio Affiliation. It is unclear if the play by play team will stay the same. From 2000-2008 KLOU FM 103.3 was the Rams’ flagship station with Steve Savard as the play-by-play announcer. Until October 2005, Jack Snow had been the color analyst since 1993, dating back to the team’s days in the Los Angeles area. Snow left the booth after suffering an illness and died in January 2006. Former Rams offensive line coach and former St. Louis Cardinals head coach Jim Hanifan joined the KLOU as the color analyst the year after Jack Snow’s departure. Previously before the Rams moved to KLOU, from 1995-1999 the Rams games were broadcast on KSD 93.7 FM. Preseason games not shown on a national broadcast network are seen on KTVI, Channel 2, and are also seen in L.A. on KCOP, "MyNetworkTV channel 13."

References
[1] Braunwart, Bob, "ALL THOSE A.F.L.’S: N.F.L. COMPETITORS, 1935-41", Professional Football Researchers Association, http://www.footballresearch.com/ articles/frpage.cfm?topic=afl35-41, retrieved on 2006-11-13, "In 1937 the N.F.L. admitted the Cleveland Rams.

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Achievements Preceded by Green Bay Packers 1944 Preceded by Cleveland Browns 1950 Preceded by Denver Broncos 1997 and 1998 NFL Champions Cleveland Rams 1945 NFL Champions Los Angeles Rams 1951 Super Bowl Champions St. Louis Rams 1999

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Succeeded by Chicago Bears 1946 Succeeded by Detroit Lions 1952 Succeeded by Baltimore Ravens 2000

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Four of the players (according to Treat) were the same." St. Louis Rams History: Chronology. Official Website of the St. Louis Rams. Retrieved 13 September 2006 "St. Louis Rams History: Chronology", http://www.stlouisrams.com/History/ Chronology/, retrieved on 2006-09-13. NFL History, 1945. Official Site of the NFL. Retrieved 13 September 2006 Michael MacCambridge, "America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation", pp.56-60, ISBN 0375725067 MSNBC.com Sports "Former Rams owner Frontiere dies." Retrieved on 20 January 2008. [1] "Future ownership of Rams in doubt." Retrieved 20 January 2008. Gordon, Jeff (2008-03-25), "Core must carry Rams through season of change", St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

[9] Coats, Bill (2008-12-24), "Shaw steps down, Devaney is promoted by St. Louis Rams", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/ around-the-horns/around-the-horns/ 2008/12/shaw-steps-down-devaney-ispromoted-by-st-louis-rams. [10] Romo-less Cowboys lose to Rams [11] Rams will wear 1999 ’throwbacks’ in ’09

See also
• The Greatest Show on Turf

External links
• St. Louis Rams official web site • Los Angeles Rams • Pro Football Reference Rams index • Sports E-Cyclopedia.com • RamsFootball.com • Stlouisramfan Template:St. Louis Rams Retired Numbers

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