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Hofstra vs Delaware Lacrosse Photos

3/15/14 – Hempstead NY – Hofstra won 11-9

Pre-game

Timeout

Knowing the game is in-hand…
Hofstra killing the clock

Lacrosse Player considered best athlete of all-time

After implementing my quick-and-dirty survey, that indeed found that lacrosse players are the best athletes,  I started wondering who was the greatest athlete of all time.  Was it a lacrosse player? (Quick-and-dirty results and information are in previous posted called “Survey says…“)

Jim Brown: The Greatest Athlete of All Time

Long Island’s Jim Brown is often considered the greatest football player *and* the greatest lacrosse player of all time.  Jim Brown Best Lacrosse Player

Highlights:

  • 9-time NFL All-Pro (out of 9 seasons played)
  • Upon his retirement he held virtually every NFL offensive record including  12,312 rushing yards, 126 touchdowns and an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
  • The only NFL player to average greater than 100 rushing yards per game.
  • Member of the College Football Hall Of Fame
  • Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • At Syracuse (lacrosse) he scored 30 goals as a junior and followed that with 43 goals and 21 assists as a senior midfielder
  • First-team All-America Lacrosse midfielder.

What about Bo Jackson?  Bo was a great athlete making all star teams in professional baseball and football but was never inducted into a professional sports Hall of Fame.

And Jim Thorpe? Prior to 1950, Jim Thorpe was undoubtedly the greatest athlete of his time. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Track & Field Hall of Fame. He has also won Olympic Gold Medals.

Let’s give Jim Brown the nod as the best athlete of all-time. Hejim brown best football player physically dominated his sports. He is often acknowledged as the best athlete in 2 sports.  While Bo Jackson and Jim Thorpe were great athletes, neither is, nor was, considered the best in their respective sports.

(photos foxsports.com and mkrob.com)

(photos foxsports.com and mkrob.com)