Jim Sears

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Jim Sears
No. 21, 26, 36
Position: DB/HB
Personal information
Date of birth: (1931-03-20)March 20, 1931
Place of birth: Los Angeles
Date of death: January 4, 2002(2002-01-04) (aged 70)
Place of death: Woodland Hills, California
Career information
High school: Inglewood (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 6 / Pick: 62
(By the Baltimore Colts)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards: 34-119
Receptions-yards: 18-253
Touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

James Herbert "Jimmy" Sears (March 20, 1931 – January 4, 2002) was a professional American football defensive back/halfback in the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL).

High school career[edit]

Sears prepped at Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California.

College career[edit]

Sears played college football at the University of Southern California. He was seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting his senior year. In 1952, he became the second person to receive the W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. Prior to playing for the USC Trojans, Sears played at El Camino Junior College in Torrance, California.

Pro career[edit]

Sears played for the NFL's Chicago Cardinals (1954, 1957–1958), and the AFL's Los Angeles Chargers (1960) and Denver Broncos (1961).

Coaching career[edit]

Sears was an assistant coach for USC during the 1959 season.[1]

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