Jim Brown, all-time great NFL running back, dead at 87 — rest in peace

Jim Brown: The Passing of a Football Legend and Social Activist
In a sorrowful turn of events, we mourn the loss of the former Cleveland Browns running back, Jim Brown. Held in high esteem by many as the greatest football player of all time, Brown passed away at the age of 87. His life was marked not only by his exceptional prowess on the football field but also his deep-seated involvement in social activism and a successful stint in acting.As reported by AP, Brown breathed his last peacefully in his Los Angeles home, accompanied by his wife, Monique.

In an Instagram tribute, his family fondly remembered him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, stating, “To the world, he was an activist, actor, and football star. Our hearts are broken.”

Born on February 17, 1936, in Georgia, Brown ascended the ladder of fame during a time when the US was still largely grappling with segregation. He was a standout football player at Syracuse University, earning unanimous All-American honors. As a two-sport athlete, his prowess extended to lacrosse, where he is still considered one of the all-time greats.

Drafted by the Cleveland Browns as the sixth overall pick in the 1957 NFL Draft, Brown quickly solidified his place among the all-time football greats. His speed, power, and agility were unparalleled, and he broke numerous records, including becoming the first player to rush over 10,000 yards, a record that stood firm for decades.



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