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Jim Sears
No. 21, 26, 36     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1931-03-20)March 20, 1931
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of death: January 4, 2002(2002-01-04) (aged 70)
Place of death: Woodland Hills, California
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 6 / Pick: 62
(By the Baltimore Colts)
Debuted in 1954 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1961 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Rushing attempts-yards     34-119
Receptions-yards     18-253
Touchdowns     3
Stats at

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

Sears prepped at Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California.

College career

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

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

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