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Samuel Lester "Les" Snead (born January 19, 1971) is the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL).

Contents

1 Biography 2 Professional career

2.1 St Louis Rams

2.1.1 Michael Sam
Michael Sam
draft 2.1.2 2015

2.2 Los Angeles Rams

2.2.1 2016

3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Snead grew up in Eufaula, Alabama
Eufaula, Alabama
and was an all-state offensive guard at Eufaula High School, and switched to tight end at Troy State before attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
and earning a varsity letter for playing on the first NCAA sanctioned Division 3 team UAB Blazers football; before transferring to Auburn. After college, Snead considered attending medical school, but after serving as a graduate assistant at Auburn, became a scout.[1] Professional career[edit] In 1995, Snead was hired by the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
as a pro scout, where he worked until 1997, when he was hired by the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
to the same position, but also served as the director of pro/player personnel.[2] St Louis Rams[edit] On February 10, 2012, the Rams announced that they had hired Snead to become the team's new general manager.[3] On March 12, 2012, the Rams agreed to a trade with the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
that would exchange their #2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft
2012 NFL Draft
for the Redskins 6th and 39th overall selections. The Rams also received their 1st round selections for the 2013 and 2014 drafts. In the draft the Rams traded the 6th pick for the Dallas Cowboys' 14th pick, and selected defensive tackle Michael Brockers. They used the 39th pick to select cornerback Janoris Jenkins.[4][5] Michael Sam
Michael Sam
draft[edit] On May 10, 2014, Snead and the Rams drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to enter the draft.[6] 2015[edit] Snead's need for a running back came when he drafted Todd Gurley, who was the top rated running back in the 2015 draft class. Los Angeles Rams[edit] 2016[edit] Snead's most recent notable selection was trading up in the draft to select top-rated quarterback Jared Goff, who was the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Personal life[edit] Snead married sports media personality Kara Henderson in the fall of 2012 and the couple reside in the Greater Los Angeles area. Snead has a son, Logan from a previous marriage. References[edit]

^ Thomas, Jim (2012-09-09). "More for Les: Rams' Snead takes aggressive stance". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-10-28.  ^ " Les Snead at a glance". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-10-28.  ^ Yasinskas, Pat (2012-02-12). "Source: Rams to hire Les Snead as GM". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-10-28.  ^ Sargent, Jordan (2012-04-29). " 2012 NFL Draft
2012 NFL Draft
Grades: Rams Earn A From SB Nation". SB Nation. Retrieved 2013-03-23.  ^ Czarnecki, Joe (2012-05-01). "Czar's team-by-team NFL Draft grades". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013-03-23.  ^ Babb, Kent (2014-05-10). "St. Louis Rams draft Michael Sam, who could become first openly gay active NFL player". Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 

External links[edit]

Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
bio Football Record Book Pro Football Reference

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Cleveland / St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
general managers

Damon Wetzel Billy Evans
Billy Evans
(1941) Chile Walsh
Chile Walsh
(1944–1956) Dan Reeves (1957–1960) Pete Rozelle
Pete Rozelle
(1957–1960) Elroy Hirsch (1960–1969) Jack Teele William Barnes Don Klosterman (1972–1982) Steve Ortmayer (1995–1996) Dick Vermeil Charley Armey (2000–2005) Jay Zygmunt (2006–2008) Billy Devaney (2008–2011) Les Snead (2012– )

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Current general managers of the National Football League

American Football Conference

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West

Brandon Beane (Buffalo Bills) Chris Grier (Miami Dolphins) Bill Belichick* (New England Patriots) Mike Maccagnan (New York Jets)

Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore Ravens) Mike Brown* (Cincinnati Bengals) John Dorsey (Cleveland Browns) Kevin Colbert (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Brian Gaine (Houston Texans) Chris Ballard (Indianapolis Colts) David Caldwell (Jacksonville Jaguars) Jon Robinson (Tennessee Titans)

John Elway
John Elway
(Denver Broncos) Brett Veach (Kansas City Chiefs) Tom Telesco (Los Angeles Chargers) Reggie McKenzie (Oakland Raiders)

National Football Conference

NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West

Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones
(Dallas Cowboys) Dave Gettleman (New York Giants) Howie Roseman* (Philadelphia Eagles) Bruce Allen* (Washington Redskins)

Ryan Pace (Chicago Bears) Bob Quinn (Detroit Lions) Brian Gutekunst (Green Bay Packers) Rick Spielman
Rick Spielman
(Minnesota Vikings)

Thomas Dimitroff
Thomas Dimitroff
(Atlanta Falcons) Marty Hurney (Carolina Panthers) Mickey Loomis (New Orleans Saints) Jason Licht (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Steve Keim
Steve Keim
(Arizona Cardinals) Les Snead (Los Angeles Rams) John Lynch (San Francisco 49ers) John Schneider (Seattle Seahawks)

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