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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).

Jim Gillette
No. 9, 24, 16
Position:Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1917-12-19)December 19, 1917
Courtland, Virginia
Died:January 9, 1990(1990-01-09) (aged 72)
Richmond, Virginia
Career information
High school:Courtland (VA)
College:Virginia
NFL Draft:1940 / Round: 18 / Pick: 169
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards:172-831
Receptions-yards:24-276
Touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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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