NFL icon Jim Brown has handed away at age 87, his household confirmed Friday.
Brown’s spouse, Monique, posted on his Instagram that the previous NFL working again died peacefully at house on Thursday evening.
Arguably the best soccer participant of all time, Brown was a multi-sport star at Syracuse, the place he performed soccer, basketball, observe and area and lacrosse. He went on to star within the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, the place he led the NFL in speeding eight instances in 9 seasons.
Brown led the crew to an NFL championship in 1964 and retired because the NFL’s all-time main rusher, a mark he held for 18 years earlier than it was damaged by Walter Payton. Most remarkably, Brown’s many statistical accomplishments happened in simply 9 seasons. He retired in 1966 at simply 29 years outdated.
After his gridiron retirement, Brown had a profitable movie profession and served as a outstanding social activist, starting with the civil rights motion of the Sixties. A few of his stances on that front sparked controversy lately.
Regardless of his comparatively brief profession and the truth that it resulted in 1965, Brown stays No. 11 on the NFL’s profession speeding yards checklist with 12,312 speeding yards,