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Friday, 29 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : JIM BROWN ALL AMERICAN AFRICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

James Nathaniel Brown was born to Theresa  was a home keeper and Swinton Brown a professional Boxer. At Manhasset Secondary School, Brown earned 13 letters playing Football, Lacrosse, Base Ball, Basket Ball and Running Track according to New York Times. Mr Brown credits his self reliance to having grown up on St Simon 's  Island an all Black Community off the coast of Georgia where he was raised by his grand mother and were racism did not affect him directly. At the age of 8 years he moved to Manhasset, New York were his mother as a domestic it was at Manhasset High School that he became a football star and athletic legend. He average a then long Island record 38 points per game for his Basket Ball team. That record was broken by future Boston Red Sox star Carl Yastrzemski of Bridge Hampton. 


As a Sophomore at Syracuse University Brown was the second leading rusher on the team. As a junior he rushed for 666 yards (6,2 per carry)  In his senior years Brown was a unanimous first team, All American he finish 5th in the Hersman Trophy voting and set school records for the highest rush  average (6.2) and most rushing touch down  (6)  He ran for 986 yardsthe most in the country despite Syracuse playing only eight games and scored 14 touch downs. In the regular season final a 61 - 7 rout of Colgate, he rushed for 197 yards scored six touch downs and kicked three extra points. But a blocked extra poiny after Syracuse third touch down was the difference as TCU won 28 -27.