Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting career as a fullback for the NFL Cleveland Browns, for which he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He ended his career in 1966 with more yardage than any other rusher in NFL history and a single-season rushing yardage record (both records have since been surpassed several times). He still holds the career record for yards per carry, and is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game for a career.
In 1964 he won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year.
Brown was an All-American at Syracuse University in both football and lacrosse; many who saw him play lacrosse still consider him the greatest player ever in that sport.
After retiring from football, he pursued a career as an actor. He starred in the 1970 movie ...tick...tick...tick..., as well as in numerous other features, such as The Dirty Dozen (1967).