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1985 Inductee

Career Highlights

Won four NFL rushing titles (1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976).

Became the first back to ever rush for more than 2,000 yards in 1973 with 2003 yards.

Named NFL Player of the Year in 1972, 1973 and 1975, and also named to both All-Pro and All-AFC squads from 1972-76.

O. J. Simpson, a two-time All-American from the University of Southern California and the 1968 Heisman Trophy winner, was one of history's most heralded rookies when the Buffalo Bills selected him with the first overall pick in the 1969 draft.

His career record for 11 seasons confirms the rave notices were well founded. He rushed for 11,236 yards and scored 456 points on 76 touchdowns in his career.

O.J. may be best remembered for his sensational 1973 season when he became the first back in history to rush for over 2,000 yards. With 219 yards in the next-to-last game against New England and a 200-yard output in the finale with the New York Jets, Simpson totaled 2,003 yards, tops for a 14-game season.

Simpson also led the league in rushing four years: 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976.

In various selections, he was named NFL Player of the Year in 1972, 1973 and 1975. He was both All-AFC and All-Pro five straight years from 1972-76. He played in six Pro Bowls, winning Player of the Game honors in the 1973 game.