Profession: NFL Legend
Why Famous: Best known for his exceptional and record-setting career as a running back for the Cleveland Browns.
Sporting News named him the greatest professional football player ever, and he is considered to be one of the greatest professional athletes in the history of the United States.
- 1956-11-17 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
- 1957-11-24 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing
- 1959-10-04 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals
- 1959-11-01 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown runs for 5 touchdowns in Cleveland Browns, 38-31 win over Baltimore Colts at Memorial Stadium
- 1963-10-20 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds
- 1973-06-28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
- 1984-10-07 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
- 1994-09-05 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127