The Cleveland Rams
The professional American football team now known as the Los Angeles Rams was established in Cleveland, and played there from 1936 to 1945. The Rams competed in the American Football League (AFL) for the 1936 season and the National Football League (NFL) from 1937-1945, winning the NFL championship in 1945.
LA?s First Team
Owner Dan Reeves receives approval to move franchise from Cleveland to Los Angeles, January 11. Rams Sign halfback Kenny Washington, March 9, and end Woody Strode, March 21.They are first African-American players in the modern NFL and join team one year before Jackie Robinson breaks baseball color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers. The Rams begin their tenure in Southern California playing at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
In a history-making move, Baltimore Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom trades the Baltimore franchise to Robert Irsay in exchange for the Rams. Irsay had purchased the Rams from the estate of the late Dan Reeves. The transaction was completed and announced on July 14. Rosenbloom, the most successful owner in the NFL over the last two decades, bring with him to Los Angeles Don Kiosterman, Rosenbloom?s general manager in Baltimore. After five years at Cal State-Fullerton, Rams move training site to Cal State-Long Beach.
Rams make playoffs for second time in as many years after finishing with 10-6 mark. Rams host first playoff game at Anaheim Stadium, where they started playing in 1980, before record crowd of 67,037 but lose to New York Giants in NFC Wild Card Game. Eric Dickerson rushes for 2,105 yards, breaking O.J. Simpson?s NFL record of 2,003. Jack Youngblood sets Rams record by playing in 201st consecutive game. QB Jeff Kemp replaces injured Vince Ferragamo in Week 3 and leads team to nine wins. Dickerson is named NFC Player of the Week.
Move to St. Louis
Georgia Frontiere, who became owner of the Rams when her husband Carol Rosenbloom died in 1979, moves franchise to St. Louis after 49 years in Southern California. NFL owners approve team?s relocation effort with 23-6-1 vote, April 12, bringing NFL football back to St. Louis after eight-year absence. League owners originally block proposed move with 3-21-6 vote, March 15. Rams hire Steve Ortmayer as Vice President/Football Operations and former Oregon coach Rich Brooks as 19th head coach in team history.
Rams greet St. Louis with 4-0 record to start season. Isaac Bruce produces record-breaking year with 119 receptions for 1,781 yards. Jackie Slater becomes first player in NFL history to play 20 seasons with one team by starting against Carolina and sets record for offensive linemen with 258 games played.
Super Bowl Win
The Rams with three playoff games in January, 49-37 over Minnesota in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, January 16, and 11-6 over Tampa Bay in the NFC Championship Game. Kurt Warner?s 31-yard pass to Ricky Proehl with 4:44 remaining brings Rams from behind against Tampa Bay, January 24. The Rams defeat Tennesee 23-16 in Super Bowl XXXIV at Atlanta on 74-yard pass play, Warner to Isaac Bruce, with 1:54 remaining. The victory is not clinched until LB Mike Jones makes touchdown-saving tackle at the one-yard line on the last play, January 31. Eight Rams ? Warner, Faulk, Bruce, Orlando Pace, Kevin Carter, D?Marco Farr, Adam Timmerman, and Toss Lyght, - are selected to the NFC Pro Bowl squad.
On January 12, 2016, NFL ownership voted to allow owner Stan Kroenke to move the Rams back to Los Angeles as he builds a 298-acre sports and entertainment district at Hollywood Park. The centerpiece of the district is a 70,000-seat two-team stadium that will be the home to the Los Angeles Rams starting in 2020. The stadium will feature sporting events including the Super Bowl and the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2028 Olympics being held in Los Angeles, as well as major concerts and other entertainment year-round.
Rams Hire Coach McVay
On January 12, 2017, the Rams hired Sean McVay for the team's head coaching vacancy. McVay, then 30, became the youngest head coach in NFL history. McVay was formerly the offensive coordinator of the Redskins, working under coach Jay Gruden. On December 24, 2017, the Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 27-23 to clinch their first NFC West title since 2003 (and first in Los Angeles since 1985).
Super Bowl Run
The Rams' 13-3 season record tied for the best record in the league, while having the second-most wins in a single season in franchise history and were the most ever for any NFL team in Los Angeles.
The Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys 30-22 in the divisional round to head to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since January 2002. The Rams beat the Saints on the road 26-23 to advance to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots for the first time since 2001 and first appearance based in Los Angeles since 1979. Despite their immense talent, the Rams offense was held to no touchdowns and only one field goal. They held the Patriots to a 3-3 tie after 3 quarters, but lost 13-3.
Last season at the Los Angeles Coliseum
Los Angeles narrowly missed the playoffs with a 9–7 record. It also marked the Rams' final year at the Coliseum.
Debut of New Uniforms, Logos and SoFi Stadium
In March 2020, in anticipation of opening SoFi stadium the Rams unveiled new uniforms along with new logos and brand colors that amplify the teams position in Los Angeles.
The Rams moved into the newly completed Sofi Stadium, but like the rest of the NFL (and world) the Rams had to navigate a difficult season when the global COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing them to play without spectators. The Rams finished the season at 10-6, returning to the playoffs. They beat the rival Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round, with backup quarterback John Wolford starting in place of an injured Goff, though Wolford would leave the game with a neck injury. The team would lose to the Green Bay Packers the following week during the divisional round.
Arrival of Matthew Stafford and Super Bowl win
On March 18, 2021, Los Angeles traded Jared Goff and several draft picks to the Detroit Lions in exchange for quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Rams started the season by winning seven out of their first eight games, but a three-game losing streak in November dropped the team to 7-4. Shortly after the Rams bolstered their roster by signing free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and trading for former Denver Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller.
These additions helped push the team over the top, leading to a division title followed by an NFC championship, making the Rams the second team to appear in a Super Bowl played in their home stadium (SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California).
Playing at their home stadium for Super Bowl LVI as the 'away' team, the Rams overcame a late deficit to defeat the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals 23-20, winning the franchise's second Super Bowl championship, and first in Los Angeles. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
Our goal is to find inquisitive, talented and driven individuals who are passionate about connecting the Los Angeles Rams with our stakeholders in Los Angeles and around the world. We strive to build an organization that reflects the diversity of this incredible region and to foster a culture that rewards rist-taking and teamwork.
Kevin Demoff Chief Operating Officer
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Fostering a culture of respect through an environment where every employee feels empowered to be their true selves.
As one of the most diverse clubs within the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams are committed to creating an undeniable sense of belonging by building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community within the Rams organization.
We can certainly boast about being Super Bowl LVI champs but we are more than just a fun, innovative and competitive team. As a Rams employee, you not only get to work with talented and passionate people like yourself to solve intriguing business problems but you also get to meet people who think differently, who are curious and open to new ideas, who challenge the status quo, who care about one another’s well being, and who always put their personal interests aside for the benefit of the team.
We encourage all employees to participate and be part of our DEIB efforts. As such, we created the following cross-functional and employee led resources groups to ensure our practices, policies and culture remain aligned to our DEIB goals.
ID Council — Our Inclusion and Diversity Council (ID Council), includes a combination of employees at all levels of the organization, including key executives who meet regularly to discuss organization wide issues and opportunities that impact our staff internally and externally.
Employee Resource Groups: We recently launched a number of ERGs (Employee Resource Group) across our organization to allow for more advocacy, education and connection among the staff to ensure every voice and group is heard.
- Women's ERG
- Vamos Rams ERG (Latinx)
- Black ERG
- Pride ERG
- Other ERG's in the horizon.
These groups represent our commitment to each other in creating a best in class experience for all employees.
We have an appreciation for a spectrum of differences in our employees including but not limited to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religion, body size, parental status, veteran status, education, values and beliefs, and/or other social identities.
Our programs and practices provide our employees with transparency, access and opportunities to realize their full potential.
Continuously striving to create an environment where our employees are welcomed, psychologically safe, supported, valued, and have a voice in the organization.
We embrace you for who you are. We want you to bring your authentic self to work, make meaningful contributions and connections, and own all of your identities without fear or risk of negative consequences.
Employee “Ramily” Testimonials
Department Overviews: On and Off the Field
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Responsible for planning, organizing, auditing, accounting for, and controlling all of the LA Rams finances.
Responsible for the sales, fulfillment and service of all individual, group, premium and season tickets.
Responsible for providing management with effective legal advice on business issues and company strategies. Areas of oversight include sponsorship, licensing, vendor and employment agreements, workers compensation, and team litigation amongst others.
Engages with national, regional, and local companies to form mutually beneficial strategic partnerships geared to benefit each other's brand and value.
Responsible for providing hardware, software, and network infrastructure. Works across the organization to develop technology based solutions and to integrate technology into strategies and operations.
Create, direct, and execute promotional programming that shape and impact the brand. In addition to traditional marketing teams, this department also includes Data and Analytics, and Strategy, as well as LA Rams Street Team known as the Rams Rush.
Responsible for developing programs, systems, and policies that attract, retain, engage, and develop talent across the organization.
Creates Rams-focused content and manages Rams media platforms including the Rams website, mobile app and social channels.
Led by Kevin Demoff, COO and EVP of Football Operations, the executive leadership group implements the organization's vision and direction, guides department leadership, and oversees the company's business and football operations.
Community & Civic Affairs
Responsible for the LA Rams philanthropic efforts and local engagement. Works closely with community and charitable partners, government entities, and the local youth and high school football community to make a positive impact in Southern California. This department also includes the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders and the Los Angeles Rams Legends.
Responsible for recording and managing practice and game film that is used by scouts, coaches and players for talent acquisition, assessment, and opponent scouting.
Manages and facilitates the medical care of Rams players including daily evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and administrative work.
Responsible for purchasing, fitting, and customization of all club-issued gear for Rams players, coaches, and staff as well as set up and oversee all field equipment and headset communication for practice and game days.
Directs the LA Rams communication strategy as it relates to the team's on and off the field efforts, as well as interaction between players and club officials with external media outlets.
Responsible for all team travel, facilities, training camp, and home game logistics at the Coliseum.
Oversees the LA Rams salary cap management, contract negotiations, and compliance with the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Led by Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, the coaching staff is responsible for developing the talent on the Rams roster and preparing and executing the game plan to win on game days.
Led by Rams General Manager Les Snead, the personnel department is responsible for finding and evaluating potential talent at the collegiate and professional level. Scouts travel throughout the country to find the best players to add to the roster.
As a Rams employee, you will have a flexible work schedule. Depending on your role with the organization you will have the ability to work from home and/or one of our facilities below.
The following benefits are eligible for Full-Time Employees:
We strive to offer a competitive total rewards package amongst the Sports Industry including the opportunity to earn an annual performance bonus based on individual and company goal achievement.
Flexible Time Off
The Rams believe employees should take time away from work to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. This is encouraged through our unlimited flexible time off, and comprehensive holiday and office closure schedule.
Paid Leave Programs
- Employees are eligible for up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave.
- Fully paid Short and Long Term Disability are available to employees.
- Rams Home Game Season Tickets with VIP Parking
- Discounts: Rams Team Store, NFL+, Kroenke Vineyards, Gym Membership
- Weekly Company Provided Lunch
- Away Game Watch Parties
- Annual Rams Branded Athletic Gear Provided to All Employees
- Cell Phone Allowance
- Tuition Reimbursement of up to $25,000 for continued professional education.
- Bravely – professional 1-on-1 career coaching for all employees.
- WISE (Women in Sports & Entertainment) LA Membership
- Pro Sports Assembly Membership – Sports Industry Association
In addition to personal wellness, the Rams believe strongly in helping our employees achieve and maintain financial wellness. We are proud to offer a 401k program which includes a generous employer contribution, of up to 12.5% of your base salary, whether or not you contribute to the Rams 401K plan.
- Employee Assistance program through NFL Lifeline
- Annual company flu shots
- Company recreational sports
- Rams Sponsored Dental Day
- Annual on-site Rams Optical Vision Consultation