Jim Brown, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, has passed away at age 87.

Jim Brown, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, has passed away at age 87.

Jim Brown was born in February 1936 at St. Simons Island, Georgia, to professional boxer Swinton Brown and his housewife Theresa. In Manhasset, New York, he went to Manhasset Secondary School. Football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, and track all helped Brown win 13 letters.

Jim Brown, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, has passed away at age 87.

Jim or James Brown played football in the United States. He was an actor and a civil rights campaigner. From 1957 through 1965, he was a fullback with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee each season he played in the NFL, was named the AP NFL Most Valuable Player three times, and led the Browns to an NFL title in 1964. He is regarded as one of the all-time best running backs and players in NFL history. In eight of his nine seasons, he led the league in running yards, and by the time he retired, he controlled the majority of significant rushing records. He was recognized by in 2002.

Brown set records when he retired by carrying the ball 2,359 times for 12,312 running yards and 106 touchdowns. He was the first player in NFL history to average more than 100 running yards a game throughout the course of a career, with 104.3 rushing yards per game on average.

Jim Brown, a running back who earned a spot in the football hall of fame and quit at the height of his prodigious career to become an actor and a leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, has passed away. He was 87.

 

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