Former Rams OC Ernie Zampese dies at age 86

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Former Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese has died at the age of 86. Zampese spent seven years with the Rams from 1987-1993, all as their offensive coordinator.

In total, Zampese worked in the NFL for 24 years, including as the offensive coordinator for the Chargers, Cowboys and Patriots. He won Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys.

While with the Rams, Zampese’s offenses ranked in the top 10 in total yards all seven years, including three seasons with a top-five offense.

He was recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, being given an Award of Excellence, which was accepted on his behalf by his son, Ken Zampese, who’s the Washington Commanders QBs coach.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire