NFL community pays tribute to Hall of Fame RB, Browns legend Jim Brown

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, the unstoppable Browns running back who retired at the peak of his brilliant career to become an actor as well as a prominent civil rights advocate during the 1960s, died Thursday night at the age of 87.

Brown’s death prompted an outpouring of remembrance from the NFL and football community on Friday.

Below is a collection of tributes to the NFL legend from players and figures around the league:

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Jim Brown Forever 🧡🤎♾️

Legend. Leader. Activist. Visionary.

It’s impossible to describe the profound love and gratitude we feel for having the opportunity to be a small piece of Jim’s incredible life and legacy. We mourn his passing, but celebrate the indelible light he…

"His commitment to making a positive impact for all of humanity off the field is what he should also be known for… Jim broke down barriers just as he broke tackles."

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is saddened to share the news that the Class of 1971’s Jim Brown has passed away at age 87. #HOFForever

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I was too young to remember Jim Brown’s playing days, but I knew his legacy. One of the greatest football players ever, he was also an actor and activist – speaking out on civil rights, and pushing other Black athletes to do the same. Our thoughts are with Jim’s wife Monique, his…

We are heartbroken by the passing of the legendary Jim Brown.

One of the greatest players in NFL history, a true pioneer and activist. Jim Brown’s legacy will live on forever. 🕊️

Legend. Icon. 44.

There will be only one Jim Brown. We're saddened to have lost the greatest of all time today.

Our thoughts are with the Brown family, his friends and loved ones.

You can't underestimate the impact #JimBrown had on the @NFL. He will be greatly missed.

Additionally, his generosity and friendship with my family is a gift that we will always treasure.

Our thoughts & prayers are with the Brown Family & @Browns fans at this time.

My heart aches at this very moment after hearing of the passing of Jim Brown.

He is and was a true legend in sports and in the community using his platform to help others.

Thanks King 🖤🕊️

There isn’t a man who played running back in the NFL who didn’t see Jim Brown as an iconic legend on and off the field. Rest easy, my brother.

Jim Brown, My friend and idol, I’ll miss you forever. We Will always be there for Monique and kids. ✌🏿Till we meet again at the running back table in heaven. I love you brother .


Our thoughts are with Jim Brown’s family and everyone who has been impacted by his legacy.

Rest in peace, JIM BROWN. THE greatest ever. ❤️🙏🏈

The Raiders Family mourns the passing of Jim Brown.

A legend and a leader.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of @NFL great Jim Brown.

Today, we lost a true legend. May Jim Brown, my @ProFootballHOF brother, rest in peace and power.

Forever In My Heart! Jim And Mrs. Monique accepted everyone with open arms and love, not only the sports world but the entire is deeply saddened!! WE LOVE YOU JIM AND PRAYERS UP FOR THE BROWN FAMILY

Rest in Power my friend 👊🏾✊🏾

RIP Jim Brown🙏🏼

Just learning of the LEGENDARY Mr. Jim Brown’s passing. It was an honor to meet and speak with him over the years. His comments regarding my career are the only forms of validation that ever really mattered to me. 32 is THE GREATEST to EVER TOTE THE 🏈 Rest in Heaven JB!

Executive Director @demauricesmith's statement on the passing of Jim Brown. 💔

An absolute legend.

Rest in Peace Jim Brown.


Rip legend 🙏🏿

"His impact on this game and the NFL community cannot be understated. I will miss my friend."

Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore Ravens share our condolences after the passing of NFL legend Jim Brown.

The legacy Jim Brown left on not only the NFL, but the world, will never be forgotten. We are heartbroken by his passing.

RIP Legend… Truly one of a kind!

Rest In Peace to an absolute legend 🙏

Jim Brown, you changed the game.

Sending our condolences on the loss of a legend. 🙏

We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of Jim Brown. May he rest in peace.

Legends never die, Thank you! 🙏🏾🕊️

Rest in Peace to the great Mr. Jim Brown. 💔🙏🏾

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