Jan. 22, 1959: Rams Draft Rafer Johnson

Jan. 22, 1959

Keith Thursby writes: The Rams picked a real winner in the NFL annual draft.

Rafer Johnson would become world famous in 1960 by winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the Rome Olympics. He already held the world record in the event and when not competing in track was playing basketball at UCLA.

This post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2009 and is available via Archive.org.

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