The “Fearsome Foursome” of the Los Angeles Rams

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The Los Angeles Rams “Fearsome Foursome” came alive in the 1960s and became the most dominant defensive line of their era and respectively of all time.
Dick Butkus even called them "the most dominant line in football history.”
Other teams such as the New York Giants (1957), Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (1961), and the Detroit Lions (1962) received the nickname “Fearsome Foursome.” Those front lines were short lived.
In 1963, the Los Angeles Rams acquired defensive tackle Rosey Grier from the New York Giants in exchange for defensive tackle John LoVetere and a high future draft pick.
Rosey would then join forces with Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen, and Deacon Jones as the Los Angeles Rams starting defensive line. Shortly after, they became known as the Fearsome Foursome.
In 1966, these four guys would reign terror on opposing teams ranking second best in the league. They would continue the same success through the 1969 season. They wou...

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