Jim Sears

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Jim Sears
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Personal information
Born:(1931-03-20)March 20, 1931
Los Angeles
Died:January 4, 2002(2002-01-04) (aged 70)
Woodland Hills, California
Career information
High school:Inglewood (CA)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1953 / Round: 6 / Pick: 62
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards:34-119
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.

Professional 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]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

  • "USC All-American Footballer Jim Sears Dies". usctrojans.com. January 7, 2002. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
  • Jim Sears at Find a Grave