O.J. Simpson is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He held a running back position for the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977 and the San Francisco 49ers from 1978 to 1979. Simpson is a five-time Pro Bowler, 1973 NFL Most Valuable Player, 1973 Offensive Player of the Year, and 1973 AP Athlete of the Year.
Born on July 9, 1947 in California, he played football for Galileo High School. While attending the University of Southern California, he was the leader in rushing throughout the country. In the 1960 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Buffalo Bills.
While he was ineffective during the first few years of playing professionally, he eventually improved to the point that he was given the Bert Bell Award and the NFL MVP award in 1973. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 1978. On December 16, 1979, Simpson had his final NFL game.
Simpson is also known for becoming an actor, broadcaster, and advertising spokesman. He is infamous for being charged with the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman but he was acquitted. In 2008, he was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping.
His career player statistics are 11,236 rushing yards, 4.7 yards per carry, and 61 rushing touchdowns. O. J. Simpson is a Collage Football Hall of Famer and a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
• 5-time Pro Bowl (1972–1976)• 5-time First-team All-Pro (1972–1976)• NFL Most Valuable Player (1973)• NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1973)• Bert Bell Award (1973)• AP Athlete of the Year (1973)• 4-time NFL rushing yards leader (1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)• 2-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1973, 1975)• AFL All-Star (1969)• Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame• NFL 1970s All-Decade Team• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team• National champion (1967)• Heisman Trophy (1968)• Maxwell Award (1968)• Walter Camp Award (1967)• 2-time Unanimous All-American (1967, 1968)