Jim Brown had a number of awesome game performances during his career. He is still to this day regarded as one of the best, if not the best, running back to ever play the game. On September 22nd, 1963 in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas though, he had a great game that was just one more illustration as to why exactly he is so highly regarded.
The 2-0 Cleveland Browns were visiting the 0-2 Dallas Cowboys in a game that would turn into a slugfest. The Browns opened the scoring through the air, but the Cowboys quickly answered back on the ground. They would trade touchdowns off and on, but the Browns were definitely scoring more often. When the final gun sounded, the score of the game was 41-24 with the Browns coming out on the winning end.
Jim Brown’s stats that day were incredible. He had carried the ball 20 times for an amazing 232 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 71 yard touchdown run in the second quarter and then topped the game off with a 62 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. This 11.6 yards per carry average would go down in history as one of the best individual performances ever.
On an entertaining note, Brown also attempted one pass during that game though it would fall incomplete.