Highlights of Jack Youngblood’s Career

Played 14 seasons with the Rams. Only Merlin Olsen (15), Charlie Cowan (15) and Joe Scibelli (15) played longer.

Started in 184 games.

Played in 202 Ram games. Only Olsen (208) and Cowan (206) played in more.

Played in 201 consecutive games, a Ram record.

Missed first game of Ram career last Dec. 9 against Houston after playing 201 straight. That back injury forced him to retire on Aug. 27, 1985.


In final season (1984), led team in sacks with 9 1/2 and had one of biggest games of career against St. Louis with three sacks and a block of a last-second field-goal attempt that, if successful, would have tied the game.

Had 145 career sacks, leading team nine times, including last six years.

Played in Pro Bowl seven times, 1973-79.

Selected first team All-Pro six times, 1973-78.

Winner of Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award as Rams’ most valuable player three times--1975, 1976 and 1979--most in club history.

National Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year twice, 1975, 1976.

Played in Super Bowl XIV with broken bone in leg.

Played for five Ram head coaches: Tommy Prothro, Chuck Knox, George Allen, Ray Malavasi, John Robinson.