Jackie Ray Slater was born May 27, 1954.
A third-round pick out of Jackson State in 1976, Slater played all 20 of his NFL seasons with the Rams. That is a league record for most seasons with one franchise.
Slater, who blocked for Walter Payton in college and Eric Dickerson in the pros, was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection as offensive tackle.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
More recently, Slater has been the offensive line coach at Azusa Pacific.
Slater's son Matthew, has been a four-time Pro Bowl pick as a special teams player and helped the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX.