Jim Brown, legendary Cleveland running back, has passed away at 87. Brown has become an icon in the Cleveland area and is looked at by many fans as the not only the greatest running back in Browns history, but the greatest running back of all time.
Brown played nine seasons in the NFL, all with Cleveland and was a Pro Bowl selection in every single season. During his nine seasons, Brown rushed for 12,312 yards with a combined total net yards of 15,459. Brown finished his pro career with 106 rushing touchdowns.
On top of his outstanding play on the field, he received Rookie of the Year in 1957 and was a four-time NFL Most Valuable Player (1957, 1958, 1963 and 1965).
Jim Brown’s NFL career ended in 1966 when he stunned the sports world with his early retirement, but his legacy did not end there. During the 1960’s Brown was in integral part in the Civil Rights movement throughout the United States and his Civil Rights legacy may even mean more to this world then his football legacy.
Jim Brown is still looked at by many as the face of the Cleveland Browns, and it should be very interesting to see what is done by the Browns to memorialize a man who was so important to this team, and city. Rest in Peace Number 32.