Jim Brown, Legendary Cleveland Browns Running Back, Passes Away at Age 87
Legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown dies at 87 FRANCE 24 English
On June 23, 2020, the sports world was rocked by the news that legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown had passed away at the age of 87. Brown was one of the most iconic figures in NFL history, and his death has left a lasting impact on the football community.
Jim Brown was born in St. Simons Island, Georgia in 1936. He attended Syracuse University, where he became one of the greatest college football players of all time. He was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1957. After college, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1958 and quickly became one of the most dominant running backs in the league.
In his nine seasons with the Browns, Brown rushed for 12,312 yards and 106 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and was the NFL MVP three times. He also led the Browns to an NFL Championship in 1964. In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Brown was also a pioneer off the field. He was an outspoken advocate for civil rights and racial equality, and he was a leader in the fight for better working conditions for NFL players.
Brown retired from football in 1965 at the age of 29 to pursue a career in acting. He starred in several films, including The Dirty Dozen and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. He also founded the Amer-I-Can Foundation, which works to promote self-esteem and responsibility among inner-city youth.
Jim Brown’s legacy will live on forever. He was an incredible athlete and an even better person. He will be remembered as one of the greatest players in NFL history and as a true pioneer in the fight for civil rights and racial equality. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and by all who were inspired by his incredible life.
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