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HISTORY OF RAM QUARTERBACKS

ALL-TIME RAM QB

All-time list of Rams QB No PlayerYears
12
Banks, Tony
1996-1998,0-0,0-0
8
Barle, Louis
1939-1939,0-0,0-0
16
Barr, Dave
1995-1995,0-0,0-0
10
Bartkowski, Steve
1986-1986,0-0,0-0
12
Beathard, Pete
1972-1972,0-0,0-0
13
Bono, Steve
1998-1998,0-0,0-0
12
Bratkowski, Zeke
1961-1963,0-0,0-0
18
Brazell, Carl
1938-1938,0-0,0-0
5
Brock, Dieter
1985-1985,0-0,0-0
Brumbaugh, Carl
1937-1937,0-0,0-0
10
Bukich, Rudy
1953-1956,0-0,0-0
17
Chandler, Chris
1994-1994,0-0,0-0
40
Crowder, Earl
1940-1940,0-0,0-0
8
Dils, Steve
1984-1987,1989-1989,0-0
11
Everett, Jim
1986-1993,0-0,0-0
15
Ferragamo, Vince
1977-1980,1982-1984,0-0
4
Fuller, Steve
1983-1983,0-0,0-0
9
Furrer, Will
1997-1997,0-0,0-0
18
Gabriel, Roman
1962-1972,0-0,0-0
9
Germaine, Joe
1999-2000,0-0,0-0
3
Gift, Wayne
1937-1937,0-0,0-0
10
Green, Trent
1999-2000,0-0,0-0
11
Haden, Pat
1976-1981,0-0,0-0
21
Hadl, John
1973-1974,0-0,0-0
21
Hardy, Jim
1946-1948,0-0,0-0
12
Harris, James
1973-1976,0-0,0-0
9
Herrmann, Mark
1988-1989,0-0,0-0
10
Humphrey, Buddy
1959-1960,0-0,0-0
Jacobs, Jack
1942-1942,1945-1945,0-0
16
Jaworski, Ron
1974-1976,0-0,0-0
17
Jones, Bert
1982-1982,0-0,0-0
16
Justin, Paul
1999-1999,0-0,0-0
35
Karrs, John
1944-1944,0-0,0-0
9
Kemp, Jeff
1981-1985,0-0,0-0
10
Klostermann, Don
1952-1952,0-0,0-0
26
Ksionyak, John
1947-1947,0-0,0-0
19
Lee, Bob
1979-1980,0-0,0-0
16
Long, Chuck
1990-1990,0-0,0-0
8
Maddox, Tommy
1994-1994,0-0,0-0
8
Martin, Jamie
1993-1996,0-0,0-0
9
Martin, Jamie
1993-1996,0-0,0-0
10
Martin, Jamie
1993-1996,0-0,0-0
12
Millen, Hugh
1987-1987,0-0,0-0
13
Miller, Chris
1995-1995,0-0,0-0
9
Miller, Ron
1962-1962,0-0,0-0
12
Miller, Chris
1994-1995,0-0,0-0
19
Munson, Bill
1964-1967,0-0,0-0
12
Namath, Joe
1977-1977,0-0,0-0
10
Nemeth, Stephen
1945-1945,0-0,0-0
14
Pagel, Mike
1991-1993,0-0,0-0
10
Pastorini, Dan
1981-1981,0-0,0-0
Petchel, John
1942-1942,1944-1944,0-0
1
Pincura, Stanley
1937-1937,0-0,0-0
15
Pincura, Stanley
1938-1938,0-0,0-0
16
Plum, Milt
1968-1968,0-0,0-0
Plunkett, Warren
1942-1942,0-0,0-0
9
Quarles, Bernard
1987-1987,0-0,0-0
26
Reisz, Albie
1944-1946,0-0,0-0
17
Rhome, Jerry
1971-1971,0-0,0-0
50
Rickards, Paul
1948-1948,0-0,0-0
12
Rubley, T.J.
1992-1993,0-0,0-0
8
Rutledge, Jeff
1979-1981,0-0,0-0
15
Ryan, Frank
1958-1961,0-0,0-0
11
Rypien, Mark
1995-1995,1997-1997,0-0
Seabright, Charles
1941-1941,0-0,0-0
14
Smith, Ron
1965-1965,0-0,0-0
33
Spadaccini, Victor
1938-1940,0-0,0-0
10
Sweetan, Karl
1969-1970,0-0,0-0
65
Thomason, Bob
1949-1949,0-0,0-0
25
Van Brocklin, Norm
1949-1957,0-0,0-0
11
Van Brocklin, Norm
1949-1957,0-0,0-0
9
Wade, Bill
1954-1960,0-0,0-0
4
Walsh, Steve
1996-1996,0-0,0-0
13
Warner, Kurt
1998-2000,0-0,0-0

BOB WATERFIELD



NFL's Most Valuable Player as rookie, 1945 ... Two TD passes keyed Rams' 1945 title win ... All-NFL three years, NFL passing champ twice ... Career marks include 11,849 yards, 98 TDs passing; 573 points on 13 TDs, 315 PATs, 60 FGs; 42.4-yard punting average ... Also played defense first four years, intercepted 20 passes.
DOB: 07/26/1920 ... Birthplace: Elmira, NY ... Date of Death: 03/25/1983 ... High School: Van Nuys (CA) ... Drafted: 3rd round (42nd overall) by Cleveland Rams in 1944. Drafted as a future selection ... Uniform Number: #7

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NORM VAN BROCKLIN




(Oregon) 
QUARTERBACK 6-1, 190 
1949-1957, Los Angeles Rams 

Oregon All-America, 1948 ... Rams' No. 4 draftee, 1949 ... Led NFL in passing three years, punting twice ... Career mark: 1,553 completions for 23,611 yards, 173 TDs ... 73-yard pass gave Rams 1951 title ... Passed for 554 yards one game, 1951 ... Generalled Eagles to 1960 NFL crown ... NFL's Most Valuable Player, 1960 ... Threw eight TD passes in eight Pro Bowl games.

DOB: 03/15/1926 ... Birthplace: Eagle Butte, SD ... Date of Death: 05/02/1983 ... High School: Acalanes (Lafayette, CA) ... Drafted: 4th round (37th overall) by Los Angeles Rams in 1949. Also drafted in 11th round (78th overall) in 1949 AAFC draft by the Chicago Hornets ... Uniform Number: #11 (also wore 25)

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In my first five years with Rams we never had a winning season, and I was a backup receiver, a backup tight end, and a backup quarterback. The 1962 season was my first in Los Angeles; we had a young guy named Ron Miller and a veteran named Zeke Bratkowski playing quarterback. The next year the Rams; brought in Terry Baker, a Heisman Trophy winner from Oregon State. Then they imported Bill Munson, a big-time quarterback from Utah State. After that, they drafted Billy Anderson, another hotshot QB. They were experimenting with a new quarterback every year, and here I was just sitting and waiting for the chance to play. Things got so bad that before the 1965 season, I asked to be traded to the expansion Atlanta Falcons so I could be closer to my home in North Carolina. Then I signed with the Oakland Raiders of the fledgling AFL and was going to join them after playing out my option with the Rams in 1966. But when George Allen came in to coach the Rams in '66, he made me the quarterback. He also made us winners. After seven straight years of losing, we had an 8-6 record that season. Things really took off in 1967. With a nice mix of veterans and youngsters, we lost just one of our first 12 games. Les Josephson, in his fourth year, led the team with 800 rushing yards; Dick Bass, a 30-year-old veteran, added 627 more yards on the ground; big flanker Bernie Casey led the team with 53 receptions; and Jack Snow, who was just coming into his own, finished with 28 catches. In the trenches, we were tough on both sides of the ball. Jack Pardee, Tony Guillory, and Tom Mack were all tough as nails; they were the type of guys you needed on your team if you were going to be successful. And, of course, there was our defensive line, the one that struck such terror into opponents that it became known as "the Fearsome Foursome." Together, Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Roger Brown, and Merlin Olsen could change the entire face of a game with a clothes-line of a running back or one blindside blast to a quarterback. With two games left in the 1967 regular season and the Coastal Division title on the line, we faced a must-win situation against Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers, Casey ran a perfect corner route from a wing position, and I hit him with the touchdown pass that gave us the win and sent us against the Coastal rival Colts in what would turn out to be the game I'll never forget. Looking up and down their lineup, we knew we were in for a game. The Colts had leadership in coach Don Shula, running back Lenny Moore, and quarterback John Unitas. They had athleticism in running back Tom Matte and receiver Willie Richardson. And they had toughness in linebacker Mike Curtis and rookie end Bubba Smith. They also had depth, which they would need. Receivers Ray Berry and Jimmy Orr went down with injuries, while behemoth offensive tackle Jim Parker retired midway through the year. But Richardson and Alex Hawkins filled in for Berry and Orr, and Sam Ball was thrust into action in Parker's spot. All the while, the Colts continued to win. In fact, they were 11-0-2 entering this final game. We were 10-1-2, so the team that won this game would go to the playoffs. The teams felt each other out for the first quarter or so, like two heavy-weights in a title bout. But after the Colts mounted 7-3 lead after one quarter, that changed. We took over on our 20 after Baltimore kicker Lou Michaels missed a field goal. On the first play, we called a play-action pass; it worked perfectly. The line did a great job of buying me some time, the backs sold the fake, and Snow ran a good route. He was behind the defense when I heaved the ball about 60 yards and into his arms. He look it the rest of the way untouched for a touchdown. We scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter, taking control of the game. But our sudden surge wasn't all the offense's doing. The defense helped us build on that lead when Deacon forced Unitas into throwing a wobbly pass that we intercepted. Using some quick-hit pass plays, we drove the ball down into Colts territory and scored on a 23-yard pass to Casey, which gave us a 17-7 lead al the half. When the third quarter began, I felt as if our defense wasn't going to let them score and that our offense still had a few touchdowns left in us. Line-backer Pardee helped set up a field goal with another interception of Unitas, and after the Colts trimmed our edge to 20-10 with a field goal of their own, we broke the game open. In the fourth quarter, we drove the ball 67 yards downfield, hitting paydirt when I connected with Bill Truax on a nine-yard TD pass. And when it came time to put the game away, it was fitting that it was our defense that set up our offense. Getting stronger as the day wore on, the defense sacked Unitas three times in four downs. When we took over on downs, we had the ball at our own four-yard line. We drove the ball down the field, and Bass scored on a two-yard run to give us a 34-10 victory and send the 77,000 fans in the Coliseum home happy. I ended up completing 18 of 22 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns. But the real story was our defense, which sacked Unitas seven times and pressured and pounded him on many other occasions. After all those years of losing, after the years of embarrassment and torment, I could hardly believe we were headed to the playoffs. LISTEN

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