One of the greatest aggregation of stars ever to be banded together in the National Football League.
That's the treat the fans can expect when Coach Bob Snyder trots his Los Angeles Rams out on the Forbes Field greensward tonight.
Usually, it is possible to pick a couple of outstanding stars when clubs come here to tangle with the Rooneymen, but that isn't the case tonight - because the California squad is loaded with players having won All-American honors during their collegiate careers.
On the line that Snyder has announced will swing into action against Coach Jock Sutherland's charges, are four players who carried All-American honors to their Alma Mater. They are End Jim Benton, Tackles Dick Huffman and Gil Ponlev, and Center Fred Naumetz.
In the backfield there is quarterback Bob Waterfield, and halfbacks Tommy Harmon, Les Horvath and Fred Gehrke. In fact the only spot in the starting lineup where there isn't any former-title holder is at guard and in that spot Snyder has two of the brightest stars in the circuit in Riley Matheson and Roger Eason who was named All-Big Six tackle.
Naturally all eyes will be turned on Waterfield, who's brilliant play won the league title for the Rams two seasons ago and kept them very much in the race last season - he like many of the other stars will be doing their chores in the Oakland ball park for the first time.
Others who must be mentioned are Kenny Washington, the great Negro back from U. C. L. A.; Steve Bagarus, who always proved to be a thorn in the side of the Steelers when with the Washington Redskins; Clyde Johnson, the mastadonic tackle from Kentucky, and Pat West, the local boy who made good with Southern California's Trojans.
All information and photos taken from the official program from September 29th.