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Jim Brown


1936 Born February 17 on St. Simons Island, Georgia
1956 Named All-America at Syracuse University
1956 Qualifies to attend the Olympic Games
1957 Named to the 1957 College All-Stars
1957 Drafted by the Cleveland Browns
1957 Named NFL Rookie of the Year
1958, 1963, 1965 Named league's Most Valuable Player
1963 Sets single season rushing record with 1,863 yards
1965 Organizes the Black Economic Union
1966 Stars in hit movie, The Dirty Dozen
1966 Announces retirement from NFL
1969 Breaks ground with interracial love scene in 100 Rifles
1971 Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
1986 Starts Vital Issues program
1989 Stars Amer-I-Can
2002 Serves jail time for domestic dispute

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