First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, has a new statue. On Sunday, before the Browns kicked off their Home Opener against the Baltimore Ravens, the Brown and Orange paid homage to one of their heroes of the game.
Hall of Famer Jim Brown will be forever memorized. His life-like statue will stand majestically in front of First Energy Stadium, for fans to marvel.
Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, Brown will go down in history as one of the greatest running backs to have ever played the game of football.
Fans can visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame and see the rare and historically artifacts from Brown’s illustrious career and also, watch him star in the Hall’s “A Game for Life”, an immersive holographic experience.
In a statement released by the owners of the Cleveland Browns, Jimmy and Dee Haslam on www.newsnet5.com :
“Everyone admires the incredible impact that Jim Brown has made for Cleveland, the Browns and the NFL throughout his lifetime, and we have had the special opportunity to know and learn from his contributions to our team on a personal level, as well. It is only fitting that one of the most iconic professional football players and members of Cleveland and the Browns is commemorated with this statue as he will always be such a permanent fixture in our city.”
The Haslam’s announced Brown’s honoring on the same day as his 80th birthday and the unveiling happened during the 2016 Browns Alumni Weekend.
Also this week, Brown was honored by Syracuse University with the Arents Award Recipient for Excellence in Athletics and Social Activism.
A former four-sport star for the Orangemen, Brown lettered in football, lacrosse, basketball and track. In 1982, Brown was presented with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.
Below is a special look at the making of Brown’s statue, courtesy of the Cleveland Browns.
Click to View Making of Jim Brown's Statue
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