Pro Football: A Knack for Running

There are countless football fans who still insist that Jim Thorpe, or maybe Bronco Nagurski, was the best running back who ever lived. But in the Cotton Bowl last week, there was not a man on the Dallas Cowboys' defensive unit who was not convinced that the best back in history was crouching just across the line of scrimmage with No. 32 on his back.

Linemen get bigger and defenses get cannier, but nothing stops the Cleveland Browns' fullback Jimmy Brown, 27. In this year's opener against Washington, he scored three touchdowns on dazzling bursts of 10, 80 and 83...

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