Ernie Conwell (1996-2002)
Ernie Conwell showed great promise with the Rams from his first few seasons until his last. He was drafted out of the University of Washington in 1996. He finished his collegiate career with 47 receptions for 731 yards and five touchdowns.
Conwell contributed to the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” era from 1999-2001. He initially played behind Roland Williams during the 1999 Super Bowl-winning season. He picked up 146 catches for 1,574 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Rams. He was a strong blocker as well.
Conwell’s 1997 season saw him earn 38 grabs for 404 yards and four touchdowns. A season-ending knee injury in 1998 cost him to miss several games until late in the 1999 season. Conwell was only able to grab six receptions for 52 yards during the ’99 and ’00 seasons, but he came back strong in 2001. In ’01, he caught 38 passes for 431 yards and four touchdowns. The Rams made it to the Super Bowl that year but lost to the emerging Tom Brady/Bill Belichick New England Patriots dynasty.
Conwell was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2003. He currently works with the NFL Players’ Association.