By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown has passed away. He was 87.
An official cause of death has not been determined yet.
Brown was considered the greatest professional football player ever, according to Sporting News in 2002. He had a decorated career during his brief career.
He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns after being the sixth overall pick in the 1957 NFL Draft. He played from 1957 through 1965.
“Jim Brown Forever 🧡🤎♾️,” the Browns said in a statement. “Legend. Leader. Activist. Visionary. It’s impossible to describe the profound love and gratitude we feel for having the opportunity to be a small piece of Jim’s incredible life and legacy. We mourn his passing, but celebrate the indelible light he brought to the world.
“Our hearts are with Jim’s family, loved ones, and all those he impacted along the way.”
He was a three-time NFL MVP in 1957, 1958, and 1965. Brown was also the Rookie of the Year during the 1957 season.
Brown was also a nine-time Pro Bowler. He was also a member of the Browns team that won the 1964 NFL Championship.
In his career, Brown had 12,312 rushing yards. He also had 106 rushing touchdowns.
Plus, he also had 262 receptions for 2,499 yards. He had 20 additional touchdowns.
Brown was not just great on the football field. He is also recognized for his work playing lacrosse.
The Professional Lacrosse League (PLL) named their MVP award the Jim Brown Award in his honor.
“Jim Brown is a true icon of not just the Cleveland Browns but the entire NFL,” said Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “He was certainly the greatest to ever put on a Browns uniform and arguably one of the greatest players in NFL history. Jim was one of the reasons the Browns have such a tremendous fan base today.
“So many people grew up watching him just dominate every time he stepped onto the football field but his countless accolades on the field only tell a small part of his story. His commitment to making a positive impact for all of humanity off the field is what he should also be known for.”© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.