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 Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
- 1959-11-01 Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt
- 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