R.I.P. To NFL Legend Jim Brown!!!
May 19, 2023 7:24PM EDT
- NFL legend Jim Brown has died in his Los Angeles home of undisclosed causes, his wife has announced. He was 87 years old.
- Brown played for the Cleveland Browns for nine seasons before retiring in 1966. During that time, he led the league in rushing eight times, was a Pro Bowler each of his nine seasons and was named a first-team All-Pro on eight occasions. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
- But Brown was more than just a football player. As a civil rights activist, he was responsible for the infamous “Ali Summit” in 1967, which saw several Black athletes assemble to address civil rights issues. Brown also founded the Amer-I-Can Foundation to fight Southern California’s gang violence and regularly spoke out on a wide range of social issues. And finally, Brown was an actor, appearing in a total of 55 movies and TV shows, according to IMDB.
- What was Brown’s greatest achievement? Tell us @1013magic on IG