Syracuse University

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Jim Brown

One of the greatest running backs in the history of football.

A stellar athlete, Jim Brown is one of the greatest running backs in the history of football, and the only person in the college football, pro football, and lacrosse halls of fame. He was a unanimous collegiate All-America selection in football and lacrosse at Syracuse University. As a senior lacrosse player in 1957, he scored 64 points, including 43 goals, to lead Syracuse to an undefeated (10-0) season, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1984. Brown was selected in the first round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He spent nine seasons with the Browns and set the NFL single season rushing record (1,863 yards) and the career rushing record (12,312). He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his nine NFL seasons.

As the alma mater of many outstanding athletes, Syracuse University boasts national championships in basketball, football, lacrosse, and men’s cross country.