Greatest Athletes Of All-Time

Jim Brown

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6’2 232lbs. Football and Lacrosse

Even though Jim Brown only played nine years in the NFL, we still consider him the greatest running back of all time, and in 2002 Sporting News named him the greatest professional football player ever. In those nine years, he made nine Pro Bowls, he was All-NFL eight times and led the league in rushing eight times.

In 1957 he was named rookie of the year and Most Valuable Player, then went onto win the MVP three more times before he decided to call it quits at the age of thirty on the set of the Dirty Dozen. After he hung up the cleats for the last time, he left the NFL with 15 regular season records, not to mention the 12 post season records he racked up in his brief career. Needless to say, he was a first ballot hall of famer.

Oh, and did I mention that Jim Brown is also in the Hall of Fame for lacrosse from his college days at Syracuse…what a bad ass.

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