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Remembering Jim Brown: Amazing facts from his career

James Nathaniel Brown was born on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Feb. 17, 1936

** Earned 13 letters at Manhasset High School in New York, in football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball and track

** Averaged 14.9 yards per carry and scored 55 points in a game in high school

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** Lettered in football, lacrosse, basketball and track at Syracuse University

** Rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns and kicked three extra points in a 28-27 loss to Texas Christian University in the Cotton Bowl

** Drafted by the Browns with the No. 6 pick in 1957

** Rushed for 237 yards in his ninth NFL game, which was a league record for 14 years and a rookie record for 40

** Offensive Rookie of the Year

** The only non-quarterback in NFL history to be MVP three times

** In his final season in 1965, led the league with 1,544 rushing yards — 677 more than runner-up Gale Sayers

** Didn’t miss a game in nine seasons, 118 games

** Led the NFL in rushing in eight seasons and in touchdowns in five

** First player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards

** Held 15 career and season NFL records at time of retirement

** Only player in NFL history to average 100 yards rushing a game

** Entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971

** Enshrined in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1984

** No Browns player has worn No. 32 since his retirement

** Still ranks high in NFL history in rushing average (third), rushing TDs (sixth) and rushing yards (11th)

** Remains Browns leader in career rushing yards (12,321), career rushing touchdowns (106), most total touchdowns (126), most total touchdowns in a season (21 in 1965), rushing yards in a season (1,886 in 1963), rushing touchdowns in a season (17 in 1958 and 1965), rushing average for a season (6.4 in 1963) and most rushing touchdowns in a game (five at the Baltimore Colts on Nov. 1, 1959)

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.


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