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Encyclopedia > Jim Braxton

Jim Braxton (born in 1949 in Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania; died July 28, 1986, at the age of 37) was a professional football fullback for the Buffalo Bills. 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Vanderbilt is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium (formerly Rich Stadium) City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Mike Mularkey League Titles League Championships (0) AFL Champions: 1964, 1965 Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Division...


Braxton entered his college tenture at West Virginia University in 1967 and became a native at WVU a year later in 1968. He was their second leading rusher with 272 yards in his sophomore season. In his junior season he rushed for a team best 843 yards for the Peach Bowl champions. He also was talented as a kicker and booted three field goals to be eighth in the national. As a senior he converted to tight end, catching 27 passes for 565 yards and eight touchdowns and that was good enough for first team All-American honors as a tight end. West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ...


Drafted in the third round by the Bills, he was needed not as the leading rusher, but the blocking weapon for O.J. Simpson. As Simpson remarks, most of his 11,236 career rushing yards were due to Braxton. In his 1975 season he rushed for 823 yards and nine touchdowns, which he considered his best season. In the 1976 season he ended it with a knee injury and played the 1977 season with the Bills, and then finished out his NFL career in 1978 with the Miami Dolphins, accounting for 31 touchdowns as a rusher and receiver. O.J. Simpsons mugshot Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California), publicly known by the initials O.J., and nicknamed The Juice, is a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Year Founded 1966 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Dolphins Stadium City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984 Division Championships (12...


Simpson gave these goodbye words to Braxton, for his death in 1986 of cancer, "I've lost a teammate; I've lost a dear friend. Bubby was my protector on the field, my companion off it. What he meant to my career is impossible to calculate, but I know many of the things I achieved wouldn't have been possible without him." 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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