The Cleveland Browns are an American football team headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. They are a member of the American Football Conference North division and compete in the National Football League. They are named after original coach and co-founder Paul Brown.
Cleveland Browns All-Time Leading Rusher In History
With 12,312 yards rushing, Jim Brown is the Cleveland Browns’ all-time leading rusher.
James Nathaniel Brown born on February 17, 1936, is an actor, sports analyst, and former American football fullback. From 1957 through 1965, he was a member of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).
Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season of his career, was named the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player three times and led the Browns to an NFL title in 1964.
Brown handled the ball 2,359 times for 12,312 rushing yards and 106 touchdowns in his professional career, all of which were records when he retired.
He rushed for an average of 104.3 yards per game over his career, making him the only player in NFL history to do so. Behind Marion Motley and Jamaal Charles, he ranks third among running backs with 5.2 yards per carrying. In 1971, Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Brown was the team’s second-leading runner as a sophomore at Syracuse University in 1954. He carried for 676 yards as a junior (5.2 per carrying).