In 2020, Brown was selected to the NFL 100 all-time team and also was ranked as the No. 1 all-time player on the College Football 150 list to celebrate those sports’ anniversaries. He was named the greatest football player ever by the Sporting News in 2002. Brown, who was selected in the frst round of the 1957 draf, played nine seasons for the Cleveland Browns (1957-65) and led the league in rushing eight of those years.