Elroy ‘Crazy Legs’ Hirsch
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Elroy ‘Crazy Legs’ Hirsch

Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch. He was a Los Angeles Rams All Pro end.

Bob Waterfield, Tom Fears, Norm Van Brocklin

Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Waterfield with Tom Fears and Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams in 1951.

 (Vic Stein / NFL)
1951 NFL Championship Game

Los Angeles Rams halfback Glenn Davis on a carry in a 24-17 win over the Cleveland Browns in a League Championship game Dec. 23, 1951, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

 (Vic Stein / NFL)
1951 NFL Championship Game

Coach Joe Stydahar and members of the Los Angeles Rams celebrate winning the National Football League Championship 24-17 over the Cleveland Browns in game at the Coliseum.

 (Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times)
Bob Waterfield

1952 photo of Bob Waterfield, Los Angeles Ram team captain.

 (Los Angeles Times)
Norm Van Brocklin

Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams in an undated photo.

 (Associated Press)
Roman Gabriel

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Roman Gabriel (18), with the only clean uniform on the team, calls a huddle with his muddy teammates during a game with Minnesota Vikings in the Twin Cities on Dec. 1, 1968. Gabriel was tackled only once, in the last quarter. Los Angeles downed the Vikings, 31-3.

David ‘Deacon’ Jones

Hall of Fame defensive end David “Deacon” Jones (75) of the Los Angeles Rams during the Rams 10-7 victory over the Detroit Lions on Nov. 3, 1968, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen, right, of the Los Angeles Rams, battles Atlanta guard Gregg Kindle in Olsen’s final regular-season game in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 1976. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound star was retiring with a club record of 207 games. The Rams won 59-0 to take their fourth straight National Football Conference Western Division title.

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Fearsome Foursome

This 1964 handout provided by NFL photos, shows the Los Angeles Rams defensive front four, known as the “Fearsome Foursome.” From left to right are Lamar Lundy (85), Merlin Olsen (74), Rosey Grier (76) and Deacon Jones (75).

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Steeler and Rams fans at Super Bowl XIV, held Jan. 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl.

 (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Vince Ferragamo

Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo (15) prepares to pass, but never gets the ball past Steelers Robin Cole (56). Ferregamo is sacked on the play during Super Bowl XIV action at the Rose Bowl.

 (Associated Press)
Jack Youngblood

Dec. 26, 1977: Los Angeles Rams defensive end Jack Youngblood walks the sidelines after the Minnesota Vikings scored a fourth-quarter toughdown to take a 14-0 lead in an NFL playoff game. Vikings won 14-7.

 (Michael Mally / Los Angeles Times)
Lynn Swann, Pat Thomas, Nolan Cromwell

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Lynn Swann (88) goes up for a touchdown catch as Los Angeles Rams defenders Pat Thomas (27) and Nolan Cromwell (21) arrive too late during third-quarter action in Super Bowl XIV in Pasadena.

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Tom Mack

Tom Mack of the Los Angeles Rams watches from the sidelines during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on Nov. 20, 1977, in San Francisco. The Rams defeated the Niners 23-10.

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Joe Greene, Jackie Slater

“Mean” Joe Greene #75 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jackie Slater #78 of the Los Angeles Rams joke around on the field after Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 20, 1980. The Steelers defeated the Rams 31-19.

 (Focus On Sports)
John Robinson

 Head coach John Robinson at a Rams full squad workout in 1991.

 (Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times)
Isaac Bruce

Wide receiver Isaac Bruce #80 of the Los Angeles Rams enters the field at an exhibition game against the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum on Aug. 12, 1995. The Raiders won 27-22.

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Eric Dickerson

Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson (29) breaks away from Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender Ricky Easmon (26) for a big gainer Oct. 6, 1986, in Anaheim. Dickerson scored two touchdowns, the final one coming on a 42-yard run in overtime giving the Rams a 26-20 win.

 (Lennox McLendon / Associated Press)
Chuck Knox
Chuck Knox coaches the Rams against the Raiders during a preseason game on Aug. 20, 1994, in Anaheim. (Steve Dykes / Los Angeles Times)
Jerome Bettis

From left, Giants Mike Fox, Erik Howard, and Michael Strahan try to stop Rams running back Jerome Bettis (36) in the fourth quarter Oct. 16, 1994, at Anaheim Stadium.

 (David Fitzgerald / Los Angeles Times)
Georgia Frontiere

Rams owner Georgia Frontiere with her team during picture day in 1993.

 (Los Angeles Times)
Jackie Slater

Jackie Slater says goodbye to his fans at the last home game on Christmas Eve 1994.

 (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Georgia Frontiere

Rams owner Georgia Frontiere is applauded in 1995 by Rep. Richard Gephardt and former Sen. Thomas Eagleton, two of the many who were responsible for getting the Rams to move to St. Louis.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)