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Rambunctious Rams, Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Fowler, Perry
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch (left) and Tom Fears. Behind their two Hall of Fame receivers, the Rams won division titles in 1949 and 1950 before capturing the championship in 1951. Hirsch later played himself in the film "Crazy Legs, All American" and served as the Rams general manager. A Manual Arts High and UCLA standout, Fears caught the game-winning, 73-yard touchdown pass in the 1951 title game at the Coliseum--the Rams' first and only title during their L.A.-Anaheim stint (1946-1994). Fears later became the first Hispanic-American head coach in the NFL and the first Hispanic-American to be elected to pro football's Hall of Fame. Photo dated: August 21, 1952.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 10530.
Fears, Tom
Hirsch, Elroy
Los Angeles Rams (Football team : 1946-1994)
Football--California--Los Angeles
Football players--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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