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American Football Database
Jim Gillette
No. 9, 24, 16     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1917-12-19)December 19, 1917
Place of birth: Courtland, Virginia
Date of death: January 9, 1990(1990-01-09) (aged 72)
Place of death: Richmond, Virginia
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 1940 / Round: 18 / Pick: 169
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Rams (1940, 1944–1945)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Rushing attempts-yards     172-831
Receptions-yards     24-276
Touchdowns     6
Stats at

James Thomas Gillette, Jr. (December 19, 1917 – January 9, 1990) was a professional American football halfback in the National Football League. Born in Courtland, Virginia, he played for six seasons with the Cleveland Rams (1940, 1944–1945), the Boston Yanks (1946), the Green Bay Packers (1947), and the Detroit Lions (1948).

He was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1940 but signed with the Cleveland Rams (now the St. Louis Rams) for six seasons before going back to Green Bay in 1946.

In 1983, Gillette was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Gillette's son, Walker Gillette, also played in the NFL.

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