Black History Month: February 17th
On this day Jim Brown was born. Brown made his mark as an American former professional football player and as an actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine-year career as a running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965.
Brown founded the Amer-I-Can Program where he works with kids caught up in the gang scene in Los Angeles, California and Cleveland through this Amer-I-Can program. It is a life management skills organization that operates in inner cities and prisons.
In 2002, he was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional athletes the U.S. has ever produced.