Jim Brown, the Cleveland Browns legend, is considered by many to be the best running back in NFL history. Brown dominated the NFL’s defenses for almost a decade, before retiring from the sport after the 1965 season.
Brown would probably be at the top of most people’s list of favorite running backs. One of the most famous running backs of all time has passed peacefully away in Los Angeles at the age 87.
Monique Brown, Jim Brown’s wife, said: “It is a great sadness to announce that my husband Jim Brown passed away peacefully at our LA home last night.” For the world, Jim Brown was an actor, activist, and footballer. For our family, he is a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. Our hearts are broken .”
Jim Brown, who had a successful football at Syracuse University was selected by the Browns during the first round of 1957 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he won the MVP award for winning 997 scrimmage yard and 10 touchdowns. The only player in history to have won both the Rookie of the year and MVP awards during the same season.
At 87, Jim Brown, a nine-time Pro Bowler, was declared dead in his Los Angeles residence. The late football legend has been honoured by friends, family and NFL fans.
RB Jim Brown had a career unlike any other in the NFL
Jim Brown, a 6’2″ running back who won the MVP award in 1957 during his rookie season, never looked back. Jim Brown had 9 consecutive Pro Bowl Seasons with the Cleveland Browns until he retired from his remarkable 9-year career in 1966.
Brown was a Pro Bowler in each of the seasons he played for the NFL. He was also on the first-team All-Pro team for all but one of his nine-year-long NFL career.
Jim Brown won 3 MVPs in total and the Bert Bell Award for 1963. In 1963, he had his best season when he recorded 2131 scrimmage yard and 15 touchdowns.
Brown retired at 30 and in the prime of his professional career, to concentrate on his acting and civil rights activism. In 1971, the 3-time MVP as well as one-time NFL Champion were inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.