Jim Brown

Knowledge Identifier: +Jim_Brown


Jim Brown

American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor add

Category: Football

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (65%), (10%), Ohio (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Gene Hickerson, Milt Plum, Blanton Collier

Linked to: Colgate University, Hiram College, Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, Manhasset High School




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Jim Brown was born in 1936 add something


Brown was taken in the first round of the 1956 draft by the Cleveland Browns add something


He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine-year career as a running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965 add something


Milt Plum - After using their first-round pick in the 1957 NFL Draft on Jim Brown, the Browns chose Plum in the second round


Lew Carpenter - In 1957, the Browns drafted fullback Jim Brown out of Syracuse University, who became the NFL's leading rusher with 942 yards in a 12-game regular season


Milt Plum - O'Connell left the NFL after the 1957 season, and over the next four years, Plum was a consistent part of an offense built around the running of Jim Brown and Bobby Mitchell


Lew Carpenter - In 1958, Jim Brown ran for 1,527 yards, almost twice as much as any other running back


Jim Taylor (American football) - He won the NFL rushing title in 1962, the only season that Jim Brown did not lead the league during his nine year career


Blanton Collier - Without informing Modell, Brown in 1962 traded away star halfback Bobby Mitchell for the right to draft Ernie Davis, a back who won the Heisman Trophy and surpassed Jim Brown's rushing records at Syracuse University


Brown's 1,863 rushing yards in the 1963 season remain a Cleveland franchise record add something


Joe Perry (American football) - Perry retired as the NFL career rushing leader, surpassing the old record of 5,860 yards held by Steve Van Buren, and which was later broken by Jim Brown on October 20, 1963


Brown began an acting career before the 1964 season, playing a Buffalo Soldier in a western action film called "Rio Conchos" add something


Blanton Collier - Despite Jim Brown's retirement after the 1965 season, the Browns had another four consecutive winning seasons and advanced to the NFL championship game in 1968 and 1969 under Collier, but lost both times


Brown, who had previously said that 1966 would be his last season, announced his retirement instead add something


In early 1966 Brown, who had grown debonair and aloof as he rocketed to fame, was shooting for his second film in London add something


Gene Hickerson - Hickerson only earned accolades after Jim Brown had retired and he was blocking for Leroy Kelly, but he earned first-team all-NFL honors five straight seasons from 1966 to 1970 and was voted to six consecutive Pro Bowls from 1966 to 1971


Ollie Matson - When Matson retired in 1966, his 12,799 career all-purpose yards were second only to Jim Brown


Prem Nath - Apart from Bollywood films, he appeared in an episode of the American television series "Maya" in 1967 and a 1969 American film titled "Kenner" opposite former football player turned actor Jim Brown


Biographer Mike Freeman credits Brown with becoming the first black action star, thanks to roles like the Marine captain he portrayed in the hit 1968 film "Ice Station Zebra" add something


Dark of the Sun - "'Dark of the Sun"' is a 1968 adventure-war film starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown, and Peter Carsten


Ice Station Zebra - "'Ice Station Zebra"' is a 1968 Cold War era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown


In 1969, Brown starred in "100 Rifles" with Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch add something


Brown's memorable professional career led to his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, while "The Sporting News" selected him as the greatest football player of all time add something


Brown acted with Fred Williamson in films such as 1972's "Black Gunn", 1974's "Three the Hard Way", 1975's "Take a Hard Ride", 1982's "One Down, Two to Go", 1996's "Original Gangstas" and 2002's "On the Edge" add something


Christopher George - In 1973, George starred opposite of Jim Brown in "I Escaped from Devil's Island"


He was the first player ever to reach the 100-rushing-touchdowns milestone, and only a few others have done so since, despite the league's expansion to a 16-game season in 1978 add something


Andre Agassi - In a passage from the book 'Open', Agassi details how his father made him play a match for money with football legend Jim Brown, in 1979, when Agassi was 9 years old


In 1983, seventeen years after retiring from professional football, Brown mused about coming out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Raiders when it appeared that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris would break his all-time rushing record add something


Harris himself, who retired after the 1984 season after playing eight games with the Seattle Seahawks, fell short of Brown's mark add something


Eventually, Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke the record on October 7, 1984, with Brown having ended thoughts of a comeback add something


Walter Payton - On October 7, 1984, Payton broke Jim Brown's career rushing record of 12,312 yards


Brown acted in 1987's "The Running Man", an adaptation of a Stephen King story, as Fireball add something


In 1988 Brown founded the Amer-I-Can Program add something


Perhaps Brown's most memorable roles were as Robert Jefferson in "The Dirty Dozen", and in Keenen Ivory Wayans' 1988 comedy "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" add something


Brown's autobiography was published in 1989 by Zebra Books add something


Eric Dickerson - Also, 1989 was the year that he passed the 10,000 yard mark, and was the fastest player ever to do so , accomplishing the feat faster than greats like Jim Brown , Barry Sanders , Emmitt Smith , and LaDainian Tomlinson


In 1993, Brown was hired as a color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a role he occupied for the first six pay-per-view events add something


In 1998, he provided the voice of Butch Meathook in "Small Soldiers" add something


Brown was convicted of misdemeanor vandalism in 1999 for damaging the automobile of his wife, Monique add something


In 2002, he was named by "Sporting News" as the greatest professional football player ever add something


Ernie Davis - During his time at Syracuse, Davis wore the same number, 44, as legendary Orangeman Jim Brown, helping to establish a tradition at the school that was acknowledged on November 12, 2005, when the school retired the number in an on-field ceremony


Brown's record of scoring 100 touchdowns in only 93 games stood until LaDainian Tomlinson did it in 89 games during the 2006 season add something


Gene Hickerson - In 2007, during his induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and already suffering from the health problems that plagued the final years of his life, Hickerson was brought onstage in his wheelchair, propelled by Bobby Mitchell, Jim Brown, and Leroy Kelley


In 2008, Brown initiated a lawsuit against Sony and EA Sports for using his likeness in the Madden NFL video game series add something


Brett Ratner - The first three books, released on March 25, 2009, are about Marlon Brando, Robert Evans and Jim Brown


Jerome Harrison - On December 20, 2009 at Kansas City, Harrison broke Jim Brown's single game rushing record for a Cleveland Brown running back with 286 yards and three touchdowns, placing him third on the all-time single-game rushing yards list behind Adrian Peterson, who had rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers in 2007, and Jamal Lewis, who had rushed for 295 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns in 2003


Jamaal Charles - On December 23, 2012, following his qualifying 750th career carry, Charles broke NFL legend Jim Brown's 47 year old all-time average yards per carry record of 5,22 with an average of 5,82


On May 29, 2013, Brown was named as a Special Advisor to the Browns add something


Frank Gore - Gore never got it going on the ground against that defense, rushing for 44 yards on 13 carries, but did have an amazing catch tiptoeing the sideline and diving for a TD. Gore got it going in Week 3, rushing for 82 yards and a TD. On Sunday October 9th, 2016, Gore surpassed Jim Brown in career rushing yards


As of 2018 Brown is ninth on the all-time rushing list add something


On October 11, 2018, Brown along with Kanye West met with president Donald Trump to discuss the state of America among other topics add something