Jim Brown is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He played in the fullback position for the Cleveland Browns. Brown was an NFL champion, nine-time Pro Bowler, and three-time AP NFL Most Valuable Player.
Born on February 17, 1936 in Georgia, he played running track, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and football while attending Manhasset Secondary School. He continued to be a football and multi-athlete star at Syracuse University. In the 1957 Draft, Brown was selected by the Cleveland Brands as the 6th overall selection.
During his rookie season, he rushed for 237 yards and set a league rookie record that that lasted for 40 years and a single-game record that lasted for 14 years. He set another rushing record again for a single season with 1, 527 yards in 1958. Brown was the only football player to attain a 100 rushing touchdowns record.
He was an all-time leader in all-purpose yards, total touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns. Brown is also the only rusher to average more than 100 yards per game in the history of the league. With only 9 years in the NFL, his career player statistics are 12, 312 rushing yards, 5.2 yards per carry, 106 rushing touchdowns, 2,499 receiving yards, 262 receptions, and 20 receiving touchdowns.
Brown is a College Football Hall of Famer and Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Achievements:• NFL champion (1964)• 9-time Pro Bowl (1957–1965)• 8-time First-team All-Pro (1957–1961, 1963–1965)• Second-team All-Pro (1962)• 3-time AP NFL Most Valuable Player (1957, 1958, 1965)• Bert Bell Award (1963)• NFL Rookie of the Year (1957)• 8-time NFL rushing yards leader (1957–1961, 1963–1965)• 5-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1957–1959, 1963, 1965)• NFL 1960s All-Decade Team• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team• Cleveland Browns No. 32 retired• Unanimous All-American (1956)• Second-team All-American (1955)• Syracuse Orange No. 44 retired