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This page details awards won by the St. Louis Rams American football team.

Individual league awards

Coach of the Year: (5)

1945: Adam Walsh
1952: Hamp Pool
1967: George Allen
1973: Chuck Knox
1999: Dick Vermeil

Most Valuable Player: (6)

1939: Parker Hall HB
1945: Bob Waterfield QB
1969: Roman Gabriel QB
1999: Kurt Warner QB
2000: Marshall Faulk RB
2001: Kurt Warner QB

Defensive Rookie of the Year: (1)

1971: Isiah Robertson LB

Offensive Rookie of the Year: (3)

1983: Eric Dickerson RB
1993: Jerome Bettis RB
2010: Sam Bradford QB

Defensive Player of the Year: (3)

1967: Deacon Jones DE
1968: Deacon Jones DE
1975: Jack Youngblood DE

Offensive Player of the Year: (4)

1986: Eric Dickerson RB
1999: Marshall Faulk RB
2000: Marshall Faulk RB
2001: Marshall Faulk RB

Pete Rozelle Trophy (Super Bowl MVP): (1)

2000: Kurt Warner QB (XXIV)

Team award

Individual team awards

Ed Block Courage Award

Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award

The Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award is given to the Rams most valuable player of the year as determined by the players and coaches. The reward is named after the former owner of the Rams. Reeves was the owner of the Rams from 1941 until 1971.

Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award

The Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award is given to the Rams rookie of the year as determined by the players and coaches. The reward is named after the former owner of the Rams. Rosenbloom was the owner of the Rams from 1972 until 1978.

Carl Ekern Spirit Of The Game Award

Ye Olde Rams Awards

Ye Olde Rams is now known as the Rams Alumni. From 1952 to the present, they vote on position awards for the St. Louis Rams. The MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards were discontinued due the fact the current players began voting on those two awards. Ye Olde Rams were run by former Rams George Struger and now operate under St. Louis Rams Alumni relations manager Lori Fabien.[1]

Most Valuable Player

The Ye Olde Rams Most Valuable player is given to the Rams most valuable player of the year as determined by the Los Angeles Rams Alumni. The award differs from the Reeves Awards, voted on by current Rams players.[2]

Outstanding Rookie

1952—Bob Carey; 1953—Frank Fuller; 1954—Les Richter; 1955—Don Burroughs; 1956—Hugh Pitts; 1957—Jon Arnett; 1958—Lou Michaels; 1959—John LoVetere; 1960—Charley Britt; 1961—David Jones; 1962—Merlin Olsen; 1963—Don Chuy; 1964—Bill Munson; 1965—Jack Snow; 1966—Tom Mack; 1967—Willie Ellison; 1968—Mike Dennis; 1969—Larry Smith; 1970—Rich Saul; 1971—Isiah Robertson; 1972—Jim Bertelsen; 1973—Eddie McMillan; 1974—John Cappelletti; 1975—Monte Jackson; 1976—Pat Haden; 1977—Billy Waddy; 1978—Frank Corral; 1979—Kent Hill; 1980—Johnnie Johnson.

Outstanding Lineman

Award included both offensive and defensive "linemen" until separate awards; (O)—Offense; (D)—Defense; emerged in 1960. Offense ends i.e. Tom Fears, were considered linemen. Additionally, linebackers could be considered "non backs" and therefore linemen. [3]
1951—Jim Winkler; 1952—Andy Robustelli; 1953—Andy Robustelli; 1954—Tom Fears; 1955—Bud McFadin; 1956—Bud McFadin; 1957—Duane Putnam; 1958—Del Shofner; 1959—Bob Fry; 1960—Jim Phillips (O), John LoVetere (D); 1961—Frank Varrichione (O), Lamar Lundy (D); 1962—Frank Varrichione (O), Deacon Jones (D); 1963—Frank Varrichione (O), Jack Pardee (D); 1964—Marlin McKeever (O), Deacon Jones (D); 1965—Tommy McDonald (O), Deacon Jones (D); 1966—Charlie Cowan (O), Deacon Jones (D); 1967—Joe Scibelli (O), Merlin Olsen (D); 1968—Joe Scibelli (O), Merlin Olsen (D); 1969—Ken Iman (O), Merlin Olsen (D) 1970—Tom Mack (O), Merlin Olsen (D); 1971—Joe Scibelli (O), Coy Bacon (D); 1972—Joe Scibelli (O), Coy Bacon (D); 1973—Joe Scibelli (O). Jack Youngblood (D); 1974—Charlie Cowan (O), Fred Dryer (D); 1975—Tom Mack (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1976—Rich Saul (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1977—Tom Mack (O), Larry Brooks (D); 1978—Tom Mack (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1979—Rich Saul (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1980—Rich Saul (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1981—Rich Saul (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1982—Kent Hill (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1983—Jackie Slater (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1984—Bill Bain (O), Jack Youngblood (D); 1985—Dennis Harrah (O), Gary Jeter (D); 1986—Jackie Slater (O), Gary Jeter (D); 1987—Jackie Slater (O), Gary Jeter (D); 1988—Tom Newberry (O), Gary Jeter (D).; 1989—Tom Newberry (O), Kevin Greene (D); 1990—Jackie Slater (O), Kevin Greene (D); 1991—Tom Newberry (O), Kevin Greene (D); 1992—Gerald Perry (O), Sean Gilbert (D); 1993—Bern Brostek (O), Sean Gilbert (D); 1994—Tom Newberry (O), Robert Young (D); 1995—Wayne Gandy (O), D'Marco Farr (D); 1996—Bern Brostek (O), Kevin Carter (D); 1997—Wayne Gandy (O), Bill Johnson (D); 1998—Wayne Gandy (O), Kevin Carter (D); 1999—Orlando Pace (O), Kevin Carter (D); 2000—Orlando Pace (O), Grant Wistrom (D); 2001—Orlando Pace (O), Grant Wistrom (D); 2002—Adam Timmerman (O), Leonard Little (D); 2002—Adam Timmerman (O), Leonard Little (D); 2003—Orlando Pace (O), Leonard Little (D); 2004— Orlando Pace (O), Leonard Little (D); 2005— Orlando Pace (O), Leonard Little (D); 2006—Adam Timmerman (O), Leonard Little (D); 2007—Alex Barron (O), La'Roi Glover (D); 2008—Richie Incognito (O), James Hall (D); 2009—Jason Brown (O), Chris Long (D); 2010—Rodger Saffold (O), Chris Long (D);

Outstanding receiver

Created in 1967 to honor receivers only (ends and tight ends)
1967—Jack Snow; 1968—Bernie Casey; 1969—Billy Truax; 1970—Jack Snow; 1971 —Lance Rentzel; 1972—Jack Snow; 1973—Harold Jackson; 1974—Bob Klein; 1975—Ron Jessie; 1976—Ron Jessie; 1977—Terry Nelson; 1978—Ron Jessie; 1979—Preston Dennard; 1980—Preston Dennard, 1981—Preston Dennard; 1982—Preston Dennard; 1983—Mike Barber; 1984—Henry Ellard; 1985—Henry Ellard; 1986—Henry Ellard; 1987—Henry Ellard; 1988—Henry Ellard; 1989—Flipper Anderson; 1990—Henry Ellard; 1991—Henry Ellard; 1992—Flipper Anderson; 1993—Henry Ellard; 1994—Troy Drayton; 1995—Isaac Bruce; 1996—Isaac Bruce; 1997—Ernie Conwell; 1998—Ricky Proehl; 1999—Isaac Bruce; 2000—Isaac Bruce; 2001—Isaac Bruce & Torry Holt; 2002—Isaac Bruce; 2003—Torry Holt; 2004—Isaac Bruce & Torry Holt; 2005—Torry Holt; 2006—Torry Holt; 2007—Torry Holt; 2008—Torry Holt; 2009—Brandon Gibson; 2010—Brandon Gibson

Outstanding back

In 1960 separate awards emerged for both offensive and defensive backs. Linebackers were, at times, eligible for this award.
1951—Dan Towler; 1952—Paul Younger; 1953—Skeets Quinlan; 1954—Paul Younger; 1955—Ron Waller; 1956—Paul Younger; 1957—Tom Wilson; 1958—Jon Arnett; 1959—Jon Arnett; 1960—Jon Arnett (O), Eddie Meador (D); 1961—Dick Bass (O), Ed Meador (D); 1962—Dick Bass (O), Marlin McKeever (D); 1963—Dick Bass (O), Ed Meador (D); 1964-Les Josephson (O), Ed Meador (D); 1965—Dick Bass (O), Ed Meador (D); 1966—Dick Bass (O), Maxie Baughan (D); 1967—Les Josephson (O), Ed Meador (D); 1968—Roman Gabriel (O), Jack Pardee (D); 1969—Les Josephson (O), Ed Meador (D); 1970—Les Josephson (O), Jack Pardee (D); 1971—Willie Ellison (O), Marlin McKeever (D); 1972—Willie Ellison (O), Marlin McKeever (D); 1973—Lawrence McCutcheon (O), Dave Elmendorf (D); 1974—Lawrence McCutcheon (O), Dave Elmendorf (D); 1975—Lawrence McCutcheon (O), Bill Simpson (D); 1976—Lawrence McCutcheon (O), Monte Jackson (D); 1977—Lawrence McCutcheon (O), Bill Simpson (D); 1978—John Cappelletti (O), Pat Thomas (D); 1979—Wendell Tyler (O), Jim Youngblood (D); 1980—Vince Ferragamo (O), Nolan Cromwell (D); 1981—Wendell Tyler (O), Rod Perry (D); 1982—Wendell Tyler (O), Nolan Cromwell (D); 1983—Eric Dickerson (O), Johnnie Johnson (D); 1984—Eric Dickerson (O), Jim Collins (D); 1985—Eric Dickerson (O), LeRoy Irvin (D); 1986—Eric Dickerson (O), LeRoy Irvin (D); 1987—Charles White (O), Jerry Gray (D); 1988—Greg Bell (O), LeRoy Irvin (D); 1989—Greg Bell (O), Jerry Gray (D); 1990—Jim Everett (O), Vince Newsome (D); 1991—Robert Delpino (O), Michael Stewart (D); 1992—Cleveland Gary (O), Anthony Newman(D); 1993—Jerome Bettis (O), Roman Phifer (D); 1994—Jerome Bettis (O), Roman Phifer (D); 1995—Jerome Bettis (O), Toby Wright (D); 1996—Harold Green (O), Keith Lyle (D); 1997—Amp Lee (O), Roman Phifer (D); 1998—Tony Banks (O), Roman Phifer (D); 1999—Kurt Warner (O), Todd Lyght (D); 2000—Marshall Faulk (O), Dexter McCleon (D); 2001—Marshall Faulk (O), Aeneas Williams (D); 2002—Marshall Faulk (O), Dre' Bly (D); 2003—Marshall Faulk (O), Aeneas Williams (D); 2004—Marc Bulger (O), Jerametrius Butler (D); 2005—Steven Jackson (O), Adam Archuleta (D); 2006—Steven Jackson (O), Oshiomogho Atogwe (D); 2007—Steven Jackson (O), Will Witherspoon (D); 2008—Steven Jackson (O), Oshiomogho Atogwe (D); 2009—Steven Jackson (O), Oshiomogho Atogwe (D);2010—Steven Jackson (O), Oshiomogho Atogwe (D);

Outstanding Special Teams player

1969—Alvin Haymond 1970—Avlin Haymond; 1971—Alvin Haymond; 1972—Dave Chapple; 1973—David Ray; 1974—Jim Youngblood; 1975—Tom Dempsey; 1976—Cullen Bryant; 1977—Jim Jodat; 1978—Frank Corral; 1979—Ivory Sully; 1980—Ivory Sully; 1981—LeRoy Irvin; 1982—Ivory Sully; 1983—Ivory Sully; 1984—Norwood Vann and Ivory Sully; 1985—Dale Hatcher & Ron Brown; 1986—Vince Newsome; 1987—Ron Brown; 1988—Robert Delpino; 1989— Mike Lansford; 1990—Pat Terrell; 1991—Paul Butcher; 1992—Todd Kinchen; 1993—Thomas Homco; 1994—Todd Kinchen; 1995—Cedrick Figaro; 1996—Todd Kinchen; 1997—Jeff Robinson; 1998—London Fletcher; 1999—Tony Horne; 2000—Az-Zahir Hakim; 2001—Jeff Wilkins; 2002— Nick Sorensen; 2003—Jeff Wilkins; 2004—Trev Faulk; 2005—Madison Hedgecock; 2006—Jeff Wilkins; 2007—Dante Hall; 2008—Donnie Jones; 2009—Donnie Jones & Chris Chamberlain; 2010—Danny Amendola

NEA Third Down Trophy

The Rams MVP as determined by the Newspaper Enterprise Association, which gave the award beginning with the American Football League in 1960 and with the National Football League in 1970 and continued through 1979. 1970—Merlin Olsen; 1971—Willie Ellison; 1972—Ken Iman; 1973—John Hadl; 1974—Lawrence McCutcheon; 1975—Harold Jackson; 1976—Lawrence McCutcheon; 1977—Pat Haden; 1978—Jack Reynolds; 1979—Jim Youngblood

Other achievements

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.

Cleveland/Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams Hall of Famers
No. Player Class Position(s) Years Played
-- George Allen 2002 Coach 1966–1970
76 Bob Brown 2004 OT 1969–1970
29 Eric Dickerson 1999 RB 1983–1987
28 Marshall Faulk 2011 RB 1999-2006
55 Tom Fears 1970 End 1948–1956
40 Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch 1968 RB, WR 1949–1957
75 Deacon Jones 1980 DE 1961–1971
65 Tom Mack 1999 G 1966–1978
74 Merlin Olsen 1982 DT 1962–1976
-- Dan Reeves 1967 Owner 1941–1971
78 Jackie Slater 2001 OT 1976–1995
25 Norm Van Brocklin 1971 QB, P 1949–1957
7 Bob Waterfield 1965 QB, DB, K, P 1945–1952
85 Jack Youngblood 2001 DE 1971–1984

St. Louis Football Ring Of Fame

Former Rams are included in the Ring Of Fame in the Edward Jones Dome. All players included are Hall of Famers, but there have been a few exceptions for team executives and coaches.

No. Player Years Played Year Inducted
7 Bob Waterfield 1945-1952 1999
25 Norm Van Brocklin 1949-1957 1999
28 Marshall Faulk 1999-2006 2011
29 Eric Dickerson 1983-1987 1999
40 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch 1949-1957 1999
48 Les Richter 1954-1962 2011
55 Tom Fears 1948-1956 1999
65 Tom Mack 1966-1978 1999
74 Merlin Olsen 1962-1976 1999
75 David Deacon Jones 1961-1971 1999
78 Jackie Slater 1976-1995 2001
84* Jack Snow 1964-1975, Broadcaster 2006
85 Jack Youngblood 1971-1984 2001
*Jack Snow is NOT a Hall of Famer, but is honored due to his death in 2006
Name Years Year Inducted
Head Coach Dick Vermeil 1997-1999 2008
Owner Dan Reeves 1941-1971 2008
Owner Carroll Rosenbloom 1972-1979 2008
Owner Georgia Frontiere 1979-2007 2008

Retired numbers

Numbers that have been retired by the Rams.

Los Angeles Rams 40th Anniversary Team

Chosen by a fan vote of the Los Angeles Times in 1985.[4]

St. Louis Rams 10th Anniversary Team

Chosen by a fan vote in 2005.[5]

Statistical awards


Note: Year-by-year sack totals.[6] Sacks became an officially recognized statistic in 1982.

1960— Brito • 7
1961— Lundy • 11
1962— Jones • 12
1963— Lundy • 9
1964— Jones • 22
1965— Jones • 19
1966— Jones • 18
1967— Jones • 21
1968— Jones • 22
1969— Jones • 15
1970— Jones • 12
1971— C. Bacon • 11
1972— C. Bacon • 11½
1973— Youngblood • 16½
1974— Youngblood • 15
1975— Youngblood • 15
1976— (tie) Youngblood & Brooks • 14½
1977— Youngblood • 8.5
1978— Brooks • 8

1979— Youngblood • 18
1980— Youngblood • 11½
1981— Youngblood • 12½
1982— Fanning • 5
1983— Youngblood • 10.5
1984— Youngblood • 9.5
1985— Wilcher • 12.5
1986— Jeter • 8
1987— Jeter • 7
1988— Greene • 16.5
1989— Greene • 16.5
1990 — Greene • 13
1991— (tie) Greene & Robinson • 3
1992— Greene • 10
1993— Gilbert • 10.5
1994— Young • 6.5
1995— Farr • 11
1996— Carter • 9.5
1997— O’Neal • 10

1998— Carter • 12
1999— Carter • 17
2000— Wistrom • 11
2001— Little • 14.5
2002— Little • 12
2003— Little • 12.5
2004— Fisher • 8.5
2005— Little • 9.5
2006— Little • 13
2007— Witherspoon • 7
2008— J. Hall • 6.5
2009— Little • 6.5
2010— J. Hall • 10.5
2011— Long • 13.0


  1. 2009 St. Louis Rams Media Guide
  2. 1981 Los Angeles Rams Media Book
  3. 1981 Los Angeles Rams Media Book
  4. Los Angeles Times Waterfield Is Top Selection in Three Categories August 9, 1985. Retrieved Jan 3, 2011.
  5. 2005 St. Louis Rams Media Guide.
  6. Source: St. Louis Rams 2009 Media Book-Records Section

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