TDIF: Jim Brown Becomes All-Time Career Rushing Leader

Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 100

On this date in football – Oct. 20, 1963– Cleveland Browns’ running back Jim Brown became the all-time leading career rusher in the NFL.  “First Down” Jim Brown – as many would call him – accomplished the historic feat on an 8-yard run in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, propelling his way over Joe “The Jet” Perry’s record of 8,378 yards.  Currently, Brown ranks ninth on the list with 12,312 career rushing yards.

Here’s a look back at one of the greatest running backs of all-time, as originally presented by legendary actor Burt Reynolds in Top 100 Greatest Players in NFL History.

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