19 May, 2023
Jim Brown, a renowned running back who helped the Cleveland Browns win their most recent NFL title in 1964 and is regarded as one of the all-time greats of the game as well as a formidable social crusader off the field, has passed away at the age of 87, according to his wife.
Brown, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was chosen for the 50th, 75th, and 100th Anniversary All-Time teams of the NFL. When he retired, his 12,312 career rushing yards were more than 3,000 more than the next-closest player in NFL history, and they presently rank 11th all-time. His 106 running touchdowns in his career rank sixth all-time. Due to Brown’s great amateur career at Syracuse, the College Football Hall of Fame also inducted him.
Jim Brown rushed for 12,312 yards in his 9 year career, all of which was played in Cleveland. He had an amazing 5.2 yards per carry and a total of 106 rushing TD’s. He also had 20 receiving TD’s. Here are his stats in their entirety
Upon hearing of Brown’s passing on Friday, tributes came in from all corners of the NFL and the sports world. Following are a few reactions to the news:
Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown has passed away at the age of 87, his wife Monique announced today 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IkjonW9X2I
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 19, 2023
Roger Goodell on the passing of Jim Brown. pic.twitter.com/rK34c3PcHG
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 19, 2023
We are heartbroken by the passing of the legendary Jim Brown.
One of the greatest players in NFL history, a true pioneer and activist. Jim Brown’s legacy will live on forever. 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/byBcZ0c7KG
— NFL (@NFL) May 19, 2023