He left the game after just nine seasons but in this short time he set or broke most of the records for running backs. During that period, he beat guys with names like Gayle Sayers, Alex Webster, Nick … Running Back. Jim selected football as his career sport, however, and thus became the Cleveland Browns' number 1 draft pick in 1957. Graciously signing his autograph on lacrosse sticks, programs and even the cast on the arm of an injured player, Jim Brown said he was happy lacrosse … Jim Brown, Football, 1954-56. Jesse Jackson, among others, tell how Brown was a crusader among African-American athletes in pushing for social change in America. Interview Highlights. Jim Brown. Smith says he didn't realize how close Brown was …

9. Running Back. I do like to be respected. 6-2, 212. 8. Manhasset, N.Y. Manhasset High School . The greatest running back who ever played turns 80 on Wednesday. I'm not pro-owner or pro-player. He set several league records playing for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965 and helped the team win an NFL championship in 1964. Jim Brown is a former All-American athlete who played for the Cleveland Browns as a star running back, setting records and earning election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I like it to be a two-way street. Even though coach Paul Brown was traditionally reluctant to use rookies as regulars, Jim Brown was a regular and a star from day one. I'm a very sensitive person. Jim Brown's name carries little fanfare with today's younger generation of sports fans. Jim Brown highlights. Plain Dealer historical photograph collection. The Times is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor.

6-2, 212. Brown set the SU record for highest rush average in a season(6.2) in 1956 and for the most rushing touchdowns (6) and most points scored in a game (43) vs. Colgate in 1956. Jim Brown. Jim Brown, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was a running back for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965.
Interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rev. As of the 2007 season: Jim Brown, who played with the Browns between 1957-1965, is the Browns all time leader in rushing yardage with 12,312. I'm very loyal. In the summer of 1966, Jim stunned the sports world with his announcement that he was retiring. In these amazing football highlights see why Jim Brown is regarded as the most dominant football player in NFL history.

A Football Life: Jim Brown.

Jim Brown played for the Cleveland Browns (no relation) between 1957 and 1965. When I'm on a picture, I have two bosses - the director and the producer. During those years, he lost the rushing title once, to Packers’ legend Jim Taylor.