Today in Sports History: November 17

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By Jonah Sharf

On November 17, 1956, Jim Brown had one of the most legendary games of both his college and professional careers. The Syracuse and later Cleveland Browns running back ran for 197 yards, scored six touchdowns, and kicked seven extra points in his final regular season college game. This tallied up to an astonishing 43 total points for Brown on the game, which remains the Syracuse record to this day. Brown would go on to be one of the greatest professional football players of all time, earning a Pro Bowl selection in every season he played in the NFL, winning three MVP awards, and a NFL Championship with the Browns, in addition to his Hall of Fame induction.

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