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Jim Brown
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Brown in November 2007
No. 32
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Born: February 17, 1936 (1936-02-17) (age 83)
St. Simons, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Manhasset
(Manhasset, New York)
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1264 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL champion (1964)
  • Pro Bowl (1957–1965)
  • 8× First-team All-Pro (1957–1961, 1963–1965)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1962)
  • 3× AP NFL Most Valuable Player (1957, 1958, 1965)
  • Bert Bell Award (1963)
  • NFL Rookie of the Year (1957)
  • 8× NFL rushing yards leader (1957–1961, 1963–1965)
  • 5× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1957–1959, 1963, 1965)
  • NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Cleveland Browns No. 32 retired
  • Unanimous All-American (1956)
  • Second-team All-American (1955)
  • Syracuse Orange No. 44 retired
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 12,312
Yards per carry: 5.2
Rushing touchdowns: 106
Receptions: 262
Receiving yards: 2,499
Receiving touchdowns: 20

James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a former professional American football player and actor. He was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 through 1965. He is thought to be one of the greatest football players of all time.

An actor, Brown is known for his role as Byron Williams in Tim Burton's 1996 movie Mars Attacks!.

Brown was born in St. Simons Island, Georgia. In 2002, he was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever.

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