The 1951 Los Angeles Rams

Profiles of the NFL’s First West Coast Champions

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About the Book

The 1951 Los Angeles Rams were one of the greatest teams in professional football history. Led by pioneer owner Dan Reeves, head coach Joe Stydahar, and future Hall of Famers Bob Waterfield, Norm Van Brocklin, Elroy Hirsch, Tom Fears, and Andy Robustelli, the team won the NFL championship of that season. In doing this, they defeated the defending champion Cleveland Browns in a fantastic rematch of the 1950 title game. The Rams were the first team in a major professional sports league to relocate to the West Coast, forever changing the face of the NFL and professional sports in America. Fueled by an exciting and accomplished lineup of veteran star players and impactful rookies, the product of the Rams’ innovative scouting system and their reintegration of the NFL in 1946, the Rams successfully married the NFL to the glamorous world of Hollywood. Delve into the story of the ‘51 Rams, who paved the way for the NFL’s First West Coast Champions.

About the Author(s)

Retired attorney George Bozeka is the assistant executive director and assistant publications director of the Professional Football Researchers Association. He has written numerous articles in the association’s publication The Coffin Corner and was the recipient of the PFRA’s Bob Carroll Memorial Writing Award in 2011. He lives in Akron, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by George Bozeka
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 55 photographs, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7842-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4413-4
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Great Teams in Pro Football History