Jim Brown is widely regarded as one of the best sporting athletes of all-time and was even named the best football player ever by the Sporting News. Throughout his storied career, Brown spent nine season playing for the Cleveland Browns between 1957 and 1965. During his tenure as a member of the Browns, Jim Brown set a number of records as the Browns running back and earned a place among the league legends in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Before taking his talent to the NFL, Jim Brown played college football at Syracuse University. In just his sophomore year, Brown set a number of records that sparked interest from NFL teams and he came fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. In addition to being named an All-American, Jim Brown set a number of Syracuse football records including an amazing rushing record of 986 yards while playing in only eight games.
Upon entering the 1956 NFL Draft, Jim Brown was selected sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns to mark the beginning of what would become a football legacy. Over the next nine NFL seasons, Brown went on to set a rushing record of 12,312 yards and the league record for number of yards rushed in a single season with 1,863 yards in 1963. Additionally, Brown also broke the record for the number of rushed touchdowns with 106, the total number of touchdowns with 126, and all-purpose yards at 15,549. In addition to being one of the most dominant rusher, Jim Brown was also strong as a receiver and totaled 262 receptions for a total of 2,499 receiving yards and scored 20 touchdowns. Brown then added another 628 yards to his total just by returning kickoffs.
Throughout his NFL career, Jim Brown was voted into the Pro-Bowl in every single season and posted statistics that put him in the running as one of the greatest football players ever. After breaking nearly every record in the book, Browns’ numbers stood for many years until they were broken by new players when the season began including more games. Despite his records being broken, Jim Brown was a remarkable athlete and achieved more in his short career than even the best players to follow in his footsteps.
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