James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine-year career as a running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. In 2002, he was named by Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional athletes the U.S. has ever produced.
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... With Otto Graham and most of the other original Browns in retirement, by 1957 the team was struggling to replenish its ranks ... first round of that year's draft, Cleveland took fullback Jim Brown out of Syracuse University ... In his first season, Brown led the NFL with 942 yards of rushing and was voted rookie of the year in a United Press poll ...
... Season Date Result Location Notes 1960 October 2 Browns 28–20 Cleveland Municipal Stadium The Browns jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead, but needed some defensive help to hold off the Steeler ... win spoiled an outstanding effort by Browns wide receiver Gern Nagler, who caught 10 passes for 177 yards, one catch away from the team record. 1961 October 22 Browns 30–28 Forbes Field With Bobby Mitchell scoring three touchdowns and Lou Groza adding a trio of field goals, the Browns are able to withstand ...
... Brown's memorable professional career led to his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, while The Sporting News selected him as the greatest ... Brown's football talents at Syracuse garnered him a berth in the College Football Hall of Fame ... Brown also earned a spot in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, giving him a rare triple crown of sorts as well as being one of the few athletes to be a Hall of Fame member in more than one sport ...
... In 1957, after returning from Germany, Carpenter found himself traded to the Cleveland Browns where he played with Preston Carpenter, his brother ... While with the Browns he helped them get into the 1957 NFL Championship Game, as The Browns had won the Eastern Conference with a record of 9-2-1 before bowing to the ... In 1957, the Browns also drafted fullback Jim Brown out of Syracuse University, who became the NFL's leading rusher with 942 yards in a 12-game regular ...
... Jim Brown All-American is a 2002 documentary film directed by Spike Lee ... film takes a look at the life of NFL hall-of-famer Jim Brown ... Members of Brown's family were also interviewed for the film ...
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