It’s true! The modern helmet logos came from a whim by one of the players on the team!
The logo was created by LA Rams halfback Fred Gerhke in 1948, because he was trained in art. Gerhke himself hand-painted the leather helmets. He had played for the Rams in Cleveland in 1940 & 1945, and in LA from 1946-1949. In 1949, Riddell started making plastic shell helmets with the Rams logo.
- Until 1949 the Ram’s helmets were made of leather, after 1949 they were made of plastic.
- Though their colors have changed a couple of times, the design on the helmets has remained the same since 1948.
- The rams are currently working on a new stadium, and also a new uniform.
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