Jim Brown, the Cleveland Browns running back who has frequently been named as the greatest player in the history of professional football, has died at the age of 87.
Brown played nine NFL seasons and led the league in rushing in eight of them, he was a Pro Bowler every year, and he was named league MVP three times. In 1964 Brown led the Browns to the NFL championship, the last time the Browns won a league title. Brown retired with 12,312 rushing yards and 106 touchdowns, both NFL records, and he averaged an astonishing 5.2 yards per carry.
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