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Encyclopedia > Jim Brown (football)
Jim Brown
Place of birth St. Simons, Georgia
Position(s) RB/FB
College Syracuse
NFL Draft 1957 / Round 1/ Pick 6
Pro Bowls 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
1961, 1962, 1963, 1964,
1965
Awards Pro Bowl MVP,
1963 UPI NFL MVP,
1963 Bert Bell Award,
1962 Pro Bowl MVP,
1961 Pro Bowl MVP,
1958 UPI NFL MVP,
1957 AP NFL All-Time Team
Honors NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
United States Lacrosse National Hall of Fame
Retired #s Cleveland Browns #32
Records Cleveland Browns
Career Rushing Yards
(12,312),
Cleveland Browns
Career Rushing TDs
(106)
Statistics
Team(s)
1957-1965 Cleveland Browns
College Hall-of-Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1971

James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a retired American 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 acclaimed as one of the best running backs of all time, and was named by The Sporting News as the greatest player ever in 2002. Sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar named Brown #1 in his book The Greatest Athletes of All Time. St. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1957 NFL Draft was held on November 27, 1956. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... UPI Most Valuable ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... UPI Most Valuable ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League NFL 1920s All-Decade Team NFL 1930s All-Decade Team NFL 1940s All-Decade Team NFL 1950s All-Decade Team NFL 1970s All-Decade Team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team NFL 1990s All-Decade Team ... 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. ... This article is becoming very long. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... This article is becoming very long. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... This article is becoming very long. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... This article is becoming very long. ... Bert Randolph Sugar (born June 7, 1937) is a well noted boxing writer. ...

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Biography

Early years

Born in St. Simons, Georgia, Brown's parents divorced when he was a toddler. He later 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, lacrosse, while also running track. St. ... 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. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ...

Brown was a first-team All-American and Hall-of-Famer in both football and lacrosse. This is from the end of an episode of The NFL Network's "NFL Total Access". He was discussing the sport of Lacrosse with Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Patrick Kerney (who also played the sport at the University of Virginia) while passing the ball back and forth with lacrosse sticks in the studio.
Brown was a first-team All-American and Hall-of-Famer in both football and lacrosse. This is from the end of an episode of The NFL Network's "NFL Total Access". He was discussing the sport of Lacrosse with Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Patrick Kerney (who also played the sport at the University of Virginia) while passing the ball back and forth with lacrosse sticks in the studio.

Despite his many talents, Brown was unable to obtain an athletic scholarship until a local benefactor, Kenneth Molloy, paid for his first year at Syracuse University. By the time he was finished at the school in 1957, Brown earned not only a scholarship, but All-American recognition in both football and lacrosse. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ...


Professional career

When the Cleveland Browns drafted Brown in late 1956, the team considered him something of a consolation prize, since they had been seeking Purdue University quarterback Len Dawson. Brown quickly made any regrets disappear, winning NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1957. In all but two of his nine seasons, Brown rushed for more than 1,000 yards, and set the standard for durability by never missing a game. In 1963, Brown carried for an unheard of 6.4 yards per carry, over 291 carries. Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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 of 12,312 yards, as well as the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (106) and 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 other players have done so since then, despite the league's expansion to a 16-game regulars season in 1978 (Brown's first four seasons were only 12 games long, and his last five consisted of 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 year 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. July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, New York) was a National Football League team owner with the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. ... The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He was the fifth pick in the 2001 NFL Draft after playing college football for Texas Christian University. ... The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...

"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

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" 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. 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. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Rio Conchos is a large river in Chihuahua, Mexico. ... The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. ... ...tick. ... Fred The Hammer Williamson (born March 5, 1938 in Gary, Indiana) was a star defensive player in the American Football League during the 1960s, playing for the Oakland Raiders and later the Kansas City Chiefs. ... 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. ... The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. ... Im Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 comedy feature film written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. ... A film loosely based on the novel was released in 1987. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for his enormously popular horror novels. ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 movie 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, Elizabeth Berkley, and WWE wrestler Marty Wright (also known as...


Brown was the centerfold of Playgirl magazine in September 1974. 1981 issue of Playgirl magazine featuring actor Leigh McCloskey Playgirl is a monthly erotic 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. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach TBA Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1993, Brown was hired as a color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Brown also was a color commentator on many of the early UFC events, but eventually he stopped participating in those events. A color commentator, 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. ... UFC logo mark. ...


Brown currently works with kids caught up in the gang scene in Los Angeles through the Amer-I-Can [1] program, which he founded in 1988. It is a life management skills organization that operates in inner cites and prisons. This does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ...


Legacy

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 also earned a spot in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Brown being one of the greatest in that sport as well. Brown's football talents at Syracuse garnered him a berth in the College Football 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 National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... 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. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


In 2002, film director Spike Lee released the film Jim Brown: All-American; a retrospective on Brown's professional career and personal life. The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is a controversial American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with social and political issues. ... Retrospective (from Latin retrospectare, look back) generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. ...


Trivia

  • Jim Brown was friends with comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor often included Brown in his act, citing at his intimidating stature (I'm about as big as one of Jim Brown's legs.)

See also

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External links

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