Brown led the league in rushing eight times, and he set the single-season record of 1,863 yards during the 1963 season. He also set a record by leading the league in rushing touchdowns five times.
During his career, Brown was named NFL Rookie of the Year, won NFL MVP honors three times, and earned Pro Bowl MVP three times. In 1971, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Bill Hewitt, Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, Vince Lombardi, Andy Robustelli, Y.A. Tittle, and Norm Van Brocklin.
Drafted: The Cleveland Browns selected Jim Brown No. 6 overall in the 1957 NFL Draft.
Years Played: 1957-1965
Position Played: Running Back
Uniform Number: 32
Played For: Cleveland Browns (1957-65)
Alma Mater: Syracuse
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1971
Other Members Inducted in 1971: Bill Hewitt, Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, Vince Lombardi, Andy Robustelli, Y.A. Tittle, and Norm Van Brocklin
Best Known For... Jim Brown is best known as a great running back for the Cleveland Browns and one of the greatest NFL players ever. He also put together an acting career following his playing days, and starred in numerous movies, including 1967 war epic The Dirty Dozen.
Brown put together many fantastic seasons, but his 1,863 rushing yards during 1963's 14-game season was perhaps his best and remains a Cleveland franchise record. He averaged a gaudy 6.4 yards per carry over the course of the season and also scored 15 touchdowns.
NFL Career Statistics
Rushing - 2,359 Carries for 12,312 Yards and 106 Touchdowns
Receiving - 262 Receptions for 2,499 Yards and 20 Touchdowns
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1971)
Selected for the Pro Bowl 9 Times (1957-65)
Selected First-Team All-Pro 8 Times (1957-61, 1963-65)
Named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
Named to the NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
Named NFL MVP 3 Times (1957, 1958, 1965)
Named Pro Bowl MVP 3 Times (1961, 1962, 1965)