1994 - present St. Louis Rams (NFL)
1946 - 1994 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
1937 - 1945 Cleveland Rams (NFL)
The franchise was originated in Cleveland in 1936 as a member of the American Football League. In 1937 the team joined the NFL. Principal owner Homer Marshman and his general manager, Damon "Buzz" Wetzel picked the Rams name because Wetzel had said his favorite football team had always been the Fordham Rams and Marshman liked the sound of the name.