The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014 will be announced on Saturday night as part of the NFL awards hoopla in New York City. This year a trio of former Rams are included among the list of 15 semifinalists: Aeneas Williams, Kevin Greene and Jerome Bettis.
Williams spent most of his career with the Cardinals, but he came over the Rams in 2001. He made the Pro Bowl twice and was named an All-Pro in 2001. In four seasons with the Rams, Williams had nine interceptions, three TDs, and 179 total tackles.
For a team that has a long history with sack masters, Greene doesn't get a ton of credit. He has 160 career sacks; only two players in NFL history have more. The Rams drafted him in 1985, in the fifth round, and he spent eight seasons with the team in Los Angeles. He had 72.5 sacks with the Rams.
Bettis only spent two seasons with the Rams, despite being a first-round pick (10th overall) in 1993. Head coach Rich Brooks -- who belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of shitty Rams coaches and bad Georgia Frontiere enabled decisions -- wanted him to be a full back. After 3,091 yards in two seasons with the Rams, Bettis was reborn in Pittsburgh where he amassed a mere 10,571 yards. He won a Super Bowl in his last season with the team and made a handful of playoff appearances with the team.
The inductees will be announced at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX. However, the show is recorded in the afternoon, so you can expect a few names to leak out ahead of time ... will one of them be a Ram?