Legendary Browns running back Jim Brown has died at the age of 87
Earlier Cleveland Browns Running back Jim Brown, a longtime NFL star as an actor and activist, died Thursday night at age 87, according to his wife, Monique.
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Monique Brown announced her husband’s death on Instagram. He said he died peacefully.
THE Cleveland Browns announced the news publicly on Friday
Brown’s NFL career spanned just nine seasons from 1957 to 1965, but he remains one of the NFL’s legendary running backs. He is the BrownsAll-time leading rusher with 12,312 yards and 106 touchdowns
Brown never missed a game, starting all 118 Browns after being drafted in the first round (sixth overall) in 1957 out of Syracuse
Brown, a three-time MVP, led the way in the NFL eight times. He also helped a Browns He made it to the NFL Championship three times in 1957, 1964 and 1965, and Cleveland won the championship in 1964. THE Browns they haven’t won a championship since then
“Jim Brown is not only a true icon Cleveland Browns but the entire NFL” Browns The owners are Jimmy and Dee Haslam, he said in a press release. “He was certainly the greatest he ever put on Browns uniformly and arguably one of the greatest players in NFL history
“Jim was one of the reasons for that Browns he has such a huge fan base today. Many grew up watching him dominate every time he stepped on the football field, but his countless accolades on the field only tell a small part of his story.
Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
Brown’s acting career began before the 1964 season when he appeared in the action film “Rio Conchos”. His acting profile did not rise until 1966, when he appeared in the film “The Dirty Dozen”, in which he announced his retirement from the NFL on the set of the film in London.
He has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including “CHiPs,” “TJ Hooker,” “Soul Food,” “The Running Man,” “Mars Attacks!” “He Got Game” and “Any Given Sunday”.
Brown was also involved as a social activist from the 1960s and was heavily involved in supporting Muhammad Ali after the boxing great was stripped of his world title for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War.
“His commitment to making a positive impact on all of humanity off the field should be recognized as well,” the Haslams said. “During our time with Jim, especially when we first became a part of him Browns, we learned a lot from him about the unifying force that sports can be and how sports can be used as a tool for change while having a positive impact on the community. Jim knocked down barriers as well as rigs. He fought for civil rights, bringing together athletes from different sports to use their platform to their advantage.
Brown has worked in various roles Browns In 2022, the NFL named its annual rushing award “The Jim Brown Award.”
— Field Level Media