ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Football is back. Regular season football that is. The St. Louis Rams will kick off the 2013 season at home Sunday versus the division rival Arizona Cardinals at 3:25pm. Even with the later game, tailgaters were out early Sunday morning, braving the rain showers to find the best spot for their pre-game party.
— George Sells (@GeorgeSells) September 8, 2013
Fans at Sunday’s game will receive a blue Rams rally towel, presented by Edward Jones, Famous Footwear/Brown Shoe Company and Centene Corporation, to celebrate the start of the 2013 season as well as the kickoff of the United Way of Greater St. Louis campaign. Fans can also join the Rams in their support of United Way by adding a dollar to any concession stand transaction at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.
Also Sunday, the Rams will welcome the family of Hall of Famer Deacon Jones during the first quarter as the team celebrates the life of the star player. Jones passed away earlier this summer. The Rams will wear a number 75 decal on their helmets for the 2013 season in his honor. Additionally, the NFL has announced that they will present the Deacon Jones Award to the league leader in sacks at the conclusion of each season.
Jones was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980. The Rams retired his number 75 in 2009.