NFL: Los Angeles Rams
Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams
On Sunday 22nd October the NFL International Series kicks off at Twickenham Stadium, where the Arizona Cardinals will go head-to-head with the Los Angeles Rams. The franchise began in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rams franchise has won three NFL Champions and is the only franchise to win championships whilst representing three different cities (Cleveland, Los Angeles and Ohio).
Here are our top 10 facts on the Los Angeles Rams:
- In 1969 Dick Verneil was hired by the then LA Rams as the first Special Teams Coach ever in NFL
- In 1974, the LA Rams traded John Hadl to the Green Bay Packers for the 2 first round draft picks. Two second round draft picks and a third round draft pick. This trade is usually included on the best/worse trade ever list.
- The team was known as the Los Angeles Rams, relocating to St. Louis in 1995 and keeping the Rams name. This was the second time the team had relocated as they were originally the Cleveland Rams before moving to Los Angeles in 1946.
- Rams running back Eric Dickerson didn’t average less than 4.1 yards per carry for the first eight years of his NFL career.
- Following the 1958 season, the Rams traded nine players to the Cardinals for the future hall-of-frame running back Ollie Matson.
- Sam Bradford threw 59 touchdown passes as the quarterback for the St. Louis Rams.
- The Rams were the first American professional football team with a logo on their helmets.
- In former Running Back Marshall Faulk’s second game in college he ran for 386 yards and scored 44 points in a San Diego State University victory.
- The Rams won the 1945 NFL Championship while in Cleveland, moving to Los Angeles the very next year.
- During 1937, the Rams first year in football, their uniforms were red and black. The next year they changed to the more familiar blue and gold.