FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Jim Brown

Jahwon is smart cute likes football and is good

Jim Brown
Position(s):
Fullback
Jersey #(s):
32
Born: February 17, 1936 (1936-02-17) (age 71)
Flag of the United States St. Simons Island, Georgia
Career Information
Year(s): 1957-1965
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
College: Syracuse
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Rushing Yards     12,312
Average     5.2
Touchdowns     106
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

JAHWON TAYLOR NFL FREE SAFTEY 2019 Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... James Brown may refer to: James Brown (born 1933), American soul and funk singer and bandleader James Brown (sailor) (born 1826), American Civil War sailor and Medal of Honor recipient James Brown (Medal of Honor), American Indian Wars soldier and Medal of Honor recipient James Brown (actor) (1920–1992), American... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... St. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1957 NFL season was the 38th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1957 NFL Draft was held on November 27, 1956. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Crouse College, a 19th-century Romanesque building which houses the universitys visual arts and music programs Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York, United States the geographic center of the state, about 250 miles northwest of New York City. ... Browns redirects here. ... The 1957 NFL season was the 38th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. ... The NFL 1960s All-Decade Team is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1960s and have been compiled in a fantasy group. ... The Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Museum, located in Baltimore, Maryland on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, showcases the history of the game of Lacrosse, from its Native American origins to its present day modern form. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press,[1] to the player who is considered most valuable in the league. ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. 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. He is still considered as a candidate for the best running back of all time. In 2002 was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. Sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar named Brown #1 in his book The Greatest Athletes of All Time.Jahwon Taylor Greatest kid athlete evey.And also cute ever. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Social activists are people who act as the conscience and voice of many individuals within a society. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... NFL redirects here. ... Browns redirects here. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... Bert Randolph Sugar (born June 7, 1936 in Washington, D.C.) is a well known boxing writer. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Brown was born on St. Simons Island in coastal Georgia and grew up in a devoutly Baptist family.[1] St. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is...


His parents divorced when he was a toddler. His father abandoned him two weeks after his birth and his mother left him when he was two. His alcoholic great-grandmother raised him for six years. At age eight, he moved to Long Island in the 1940s to live with his mother, who at the time was working as a housekeeper for wealthy homeowners. At Manhasset High School, Brown earned 13 letters playing football, baseball, basketball, and lacrosse, while also running track and playing on the high school water polo squad.[2] Manhasset High School is a four-year public high school located in Manhasset, at 200 Memorial Place, in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ...


Brown received 42 scholarship offers, but matriculated at Syracuse University, where he earned All-American honors in both football and lacrosse. Crouse College, a 19th-century Romanesque building which houses the universitys visual arts and music programs Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York, United States the geographic center of the state, about 250 miles northwest of New York City. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ...


Professional career

Brown during his professional career
Brown during his professional career

Brown was taken in the first round of the 1957 draft by the Cleveland Browns. [3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Brown announced his retirement on July 14, 1966 after Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell insisted that Brown report to training camp instead of finishing his work on the movie The Dirty Dozen. He departed as the NFL record holder for both single-season (1,863 in 1963) and career rushing (12,312 yards), as well as the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (106), total touchdowns (126), and all-purpose yards (15,549). He was the first player ever to reach the 100-rushing-touchdowns milestone, and only a few others have done so since, despite the league's expansion to a 16-game season in 1978 (Brown's first four seasons were only 12 games, and his last five were 14 games). Brown also set a record by reaching the 100-touchdown milestone in only 93 games, which stood until LaDainian Tomlinson reached it in 89 games during the 2006 season. He still holds the career record for yards per carry by a running back (5.2), and total seasons leading the NFL in all-purpose yards (5: 1958-1961, 1964), and is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game for a career. Brown was also a superb receiver out of the backfield, catching 262 passes for 2,499 yards and 20 touchdowns. Every season he played, Brown was voted into the Pro Bowl, and he left the league in style by scoring three touchdowns in his final Pro Bowl game. Perhaps the most amazing feat is that Jim Brown accomplished these records despite never playing past 29 years of age. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Browns redirects here. ... Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, New York) is a former National Football League team owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. ... For the rap group, see D12. ... NFL redirects here. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...

He told me, 'Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.' He lived by that philosophy and I always followed that advice.

John Mackey, 1999

Brown's 1,863 rushing yards in the 1963 season remain a Cleveland franchise record. It is currently the oldest franchise record for rushing yards out of all 32 NFL teams. John Mackey (born September 24, 1941, New York, New York) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers. ...


Post-football career

Brown had begun his career as an actor with an appearance in the film Rio Conchos (1964 film) in 1964, and went on to star in the 1967 war movie The Dirty Dozen (during the filming of which he announced his retirement from professional football), the 1970 movie ...tick...tick...tick..., as well as in numerous other features. Brown acted with Fred Williamson in films such as: 1974's Three the Hard Way; Take a Hard Ride in 1975, 1982's One Down, Two to Go and On the Edge in 2002. In 1998, he acted the voice of Butch Meathook in Small Soldiers Perhaps Brown's most memorable role was as Robert Jefferson in the aforementioned 1967 movie, The Dirty Dozen, and in Keenen Ivory Wayans' 1987 comedy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Brown also acted in 1987's The Running Man an adaptation of a Stephen King story. He played a coach in Any Given Sunday and also appeared in Sucker Free City and Mars Attacks!. For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Rio Conchos is a 1964 western movie featuring Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Tony Franciosa, and Jim Brown. ... For the rap group, see D12. ... ...tick. ... Fred The Hammer Williamson (born March 5, [[1938] is an American actor and former professional football player, a star defensive back in the AFL during the 1960s. ... Three the Hard Way was a 1974 action film starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly, written by Eric Berkovici and Jerrold L. Ludwig and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Small Soldiers is a 1998 action/science fiction film featuring Gregory Smith and Kirsten Dunst with the voice talents of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella. ... For the rap group, see D12. ... Im Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 comedy feature film written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. ... The Running Man is a film loosely based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, released in 1987, and was directed by Paul Michael Glaser, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley and Marty Wright. ... Sucker Free City is a 2004 film directed by Spike Lee. ... This article is about the film. ...


Brown was the centerfold of Playgirl magazine in September 1974. The pictorial included a host of full frontal nude shots. Playgirl is a monthly lifestyle magazine published in the United States that features seminude or fully nude men. ...


In 1983, seventeen years after retiring from professional football, Brown mused about coming out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Raiders when it appeared that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris would break his all-time rushing record. Brown disliked Harris' style of running, criticizing the Steeler running back's tendency to run out of bounds, a marked contrast to Brown's approach to fighting for every yard and taking on the oncoming tackler. Eventually, Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke the record on October 7, 1984, with Brown having ended thoughts of a comeback. The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Franco Harris (b. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Brown's autobiography was published in 1989 by Zebra Books. It was titled Out of Bounds and was co-written with Steve Delsohn. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1993, Brown was hired as a color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a role he occupied for the first six pay-per-view events. A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... This article covers the organization itself. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Brown currently works with kids caught up in the gang scene in Los Angeles and Cleveland through the Amer-I-Can[4] program, which he founded in 1988. It is a life management skills organization that operates in inner cities and prisons. For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...


In 2007, Brown founded a startup beverage and snack company, OGNation, Inc. listed on the pinksheets under the trading symbol OGNA.


Career accolades

Brown's memorable professional career led to his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, while the The Sporting News selected him as the greatest football player of all time. 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. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... The Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Museum, located in Baltimore, Maryland on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, showcases the history of the game of Lacrosse, from its Native American origins to its present day modern form. ...


In 2002, film director Spike Lee released the film Jim Brown: All-American; a retrospective on Brown's professional career and personal life. Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... Retrospective (from Latin retrospectare, look back) generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. ...


Personal life

Brown was friends with comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor often included Brown in his act, citing his intimidating stature ("I'm about as big as one of Jim Brown's legs."). In the 1990s, he dated Playboy model and video vixen, Ola Ray (best known as playing Michael Jackson's scared girlfriend in the video Thriller (1984). In 1997, Jim took a paternity test because Ola claimed she was pregnant after their brief love affair. The paternity test proved Brown was the father of her daughter. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Ola Ray (born August 26, 1960 in St. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Michael Jacksons Thriller is a 14-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis. ... This article is about the year. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.adherents.com/people/pb/Jim_Brown.html
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen. "FILM REVIEW; Jim Brown as Football Legend, Sex Symbol and Husband", The New York Times, March 22, 2002. Accessed October 15, 2007. "Mr. Brown credits his self-reliance to having grown up on St. Simons's island, an all-black community off the coast of Georgia where he was raised by his grandmother and where racism did not affect him directly. At the age of 8 he moved to Manhasset, N.Y., where his mother worked as a domestic. It was at Manhasset High School that he became a football star and athletic legend."
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/BrowJi00.htm
  4. ^ http://www.amer-i-can.org

The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Jim Brown
  • Sporting News: Football's 100 Greatest Players page on Jim Brown (#1)
  • Jim Brown at the Internet Movie Database
  • OrangeHoops Profile on Jim Brown
  • Jim Brown at Yahoo movies
  • National Lacrosse Hall of Fame profile

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jim Brown (1661 words)
Jim wanted to document in some detail, so that future elected officials, attorneys, and those in business could learn both the overwhelming power of the federal government, and how unjust their actions could be.
Jim Brown's attorney charged at the trial that the FBI agent "manufactured the false statement against him." It's obvious from the handwritten notes that this is the case.
A: Jim Brown was denied the opportunity to confront the FBI agent about what he wrote down in his own notes.
Jim Brown (825 words)
Jim Brown was the greatest all around athlete in Syracuse University's history, and arguably the greatest in American history.
Brown was so dominant in the game, that they changed the rules requiring a lacrosse player to keep his stick in constant motion when carrying the ball.
Brown was the 3rd pick in the 1957 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m