Interesting Facts About NFL Legend Jim Brown

Jim Brown is generally regarded as one of the best, if not the overall best, players ever to play the game of professional football. He spent his college years at Syracuse University and then played professionally for the Cleveland Browns. He had some amazing accomplishments during his pro career and ended up being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Here are some interesting facts about football legend Jim Brown.

-While in high school, at Manhasset High School, Jim Brown earned 13 letters by playing at the varsity level in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, and track.

-Jim Brown scored 22 touchdowns during his career against both the Philadelphia Eagles and the St. Louis Cardinals, this was the most he scored against any opposing team.

-During his collegiate career at Syracuse University, Jim Brown also kicked extra points. Syracuse played in the Cotton Bowl in 1956 and lost to TCU by one point in a game where they had one extra point kick blocked.

-Jim Brown’s first touchdown in the NFL came on a five yard reception against the Philadelphia Eagles and was thrown by Browns’ quarterback Tommy O’Connell.

-Just less than 25% of the rushing touchdowns scored by Jim Brown came on runs of more than 30 yards.

-In a 1963 win over the Washington Redskins, Jim Brown had an 80 yard rushing touchdown and an 83 yard receiving touchdown.

-When Jim Brown retired from the NFL he was the career leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns, and all purpose yards.

-In a 1963 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Jim Brown carried the ball 20 times for 232 yards, averaging an amazing 11+ yards per carry.

-Jim Brown scored more touchdowns in the fourth quarter than during any other quarter of play during his career.

-The most yards Jim Brown ever rushed for during a game was 237. He first racked up those yards in a 1957 win over the Los Angeles Rams, and then did it again in a 1961 victory over Philadelphia when he carried the ball 34 times and scored four touchdowns.

-Jim Brown is not only a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, but also of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

-In a 1959 win over Baltimore, Jim Brown scored five rushing touchdowns, this is the most he scored in one game during his entire career.

-During his career, Jim Brown completed four of 12 passes, three of those completions went for touchdowns.

-In a 1963 win over the Washington Redskins, Jim Brown had the only 100 yard receiving game of his career. He caught three pass for 100 yards and one touchdown.

-It was while filming the 1970 film The Dirty Dozen that Jim Brown announced his retirement from the NFL.

-Jim Brown rushed for more than 200 yards in a game four times during his career, twice against the Philadelphia Eagles.

-Jim Brown played just nine seasons in the NFL, and led the league in rushing yards eight times. He also led the league in rushing attempts six times, rushing touchdowns five times, yards from scrimmage six times, and yards per game eight times.

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