Remembering O.J. Simpson, the Football Player and Actor Accused of Killing His Ex-Wife

Remembering O.J. Simpson, the Football Player and Actor Accused of Killing His Ex-Wife. Who Passed Away at the Age of 76 Years Old.

Orenthal James Simpson, born on July 9, 1947, and passing away on April 10, 2024, was a notable American football player and actor. 

He had an illustrious career spanning 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), notably playing for the Buffalo Bills. Simpson is widely recognized as one of the most exceptional running backs in the history of the sport.

Despite being a well-liked public figure, In 1994, he faced allegations of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

He gained worldwide attention when he was acquitted in a highly publicized trial of charges accusing him of murdering his ex-wife and her friend. 

On Wednesday, at the age of 76, O.J. Simpson passed away due to cancer at his residence in Las Vegas, as confirmed by his family.

O.J. Simpson Biography

O.J. Simpson's full name is Orenthal James Simpson. He was born in San Francisco, California, United States. He passed away on April 10, 2024, at the age of 76 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. He stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) tall and weighs 212 pounds (96 kilograms).

O.J. Simpson attended Galileo High School in San Francisco for his high school education, followed by City College of San Francisco from 1965 to 1966, and later continued his college studies at the University of Southern California from 1967 to 1968.

He started playing for the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977 and later joined the San Francisco 49ers from 1978 to 1979. O.J. Simpson made a name for himself as a talented athlete during his time with these teams.

Some of his notable awards include:
  • NFL Most Valuable Player in 1973.
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1973.
  • 5× First-team All-Pro from 1972 to 1976.
  • 5× Pro Bowl appearances from 1972 to 1976.
  • AFL All-Star in 1969.
  • Bert Bell Award in 1973.
  • AP Athlete of the Year in 1973.
  • 3× UPI AFC Offensive Player of the Year in 1972, 1973, and 1975.
  • 4× NFL rushing yards leader in 1972, 1973, 1975, and 1976.
  • 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader in 1973 and 1975.
  • NFL scoring leader in 1975.
  • Named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team.
  • Named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
  • Named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
  • Inducted into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame.
  • National champion in 1967.
  • Heisman Trophy winner in 1968.
  • Recipient of the Maxwell Award in 1968
  • Winner of the Walter Camp Award in 1967
  • 2× UPI Player of the Year in 1967 and 1968
  • SN Player of the Year in 1968
  • 2× Unanimous All-American in 1967 and 1968
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-8 in 1967 and 1968
  • USC Trojans retired his No. 32 jersey
  • NJCAA All-American in 1966