He can remember it like it was yesterday.
“That’s me right there, and there’s Mean Joe Green. He tripped and fell and I jumped on him and then we scored,” Dennis Harrah recollected. “That’s in Super Bowl XIV.”
Dennis was a member of the Los Angeles Rams’ 1979 squad that represented the NFC in Super Bowl XIV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Rams fell to Terry Bradshaw and the ‘Steel Curtain’ 31-19.
A first-round draft pick of the Rams in 1975, Dennis played his college ball at the University of Miami and played all 13 of his NFL seasons on the offensive line for LA. But since his playing days are far behind him, Dennis now concentrates on being a fan of his favorite franchise.
“It’s fantastic. I couldn’t be any happier for them. I’m their biggest fan,” Dennis said.
That wasn’t always the case though, especially when the organization decided to relocate the Rams to St. Louis in 1995.
“When your team is gone, basically your history is almost gone too,” Dennis explained. “It’s a funny feeling. It was just a heart-breaking moment for me to realize the Rams were gone for me.”
As fate would have it, the Rams came back and all faith was restored in Dennis, who is now overjoyed with how successful the team has become since its return in 2016.
“It was just absolutely one of the top-five moments of my life when the Rams came back and I got to share it with my boys,” Dennis said with a big smile on his face. “It’s amazing what they’ve done.”
Dennis made six Pro Bowls during his career and was no stranger to big games, especially Super Bowl XIV.
“After I sit back and look at it, and have the reunions about it, and think about it, I just hope the guys really do appreciate where they’re at,” Dennis added.
Dennis and his wife Teresa reside on ‘Harrah Ranch’ outside of Paso Robles where they soak up the memories of Los Angeles while living a peaceful life in the middle of Central Coast wine country.