Raised in Potrero Hill section of San Francisco
Signed to the Buffalo Bills as number one draft pick
Became one of the highest paid football players in history when signed to a $400,000 four-year contract
Played for the Bills for nine years
Broke the previous all-time record held by Jim Brown for yards run in a season with 2,003 yards
Feature acting debut, "The Klansman"
Signed a six-figure deal as spokesman for car rental company, Hertz Corp.; Made commercials and advertisements for the company
Worked as an anchor on ABC's "Wide World of Sports"
Signed a three-year contract with the Bills for $2.5 million over three years
TV debut (non-football related), "Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes"
TV acting debut, "Roots" (ABC)
First leading role, the TV-movie "A Killing Affair"
Traded to the San Francisco 49ers
Retired from pro football
TV producing debut (as executive producer), "Goldie and the Boxer"
Worked as a commentator on Monday Night Football on ABC
Joined the cast of HBO's football series "1st & Ten"
Returned to features after a four-year absence with a supporting role in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
Reprised role for The Naked Gun sequels "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear" (1991) and "Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult" (1994)
Charged and arrested in the double murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman (June 17)
Led the LAPD on a car chase around Los Angeles for several hours before turning himself in (June 17)
Pleaded not guilty to the charges of double murder (June 20)
Acquitted of the double murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman (October 3)
Found guilty of the murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman by civil jury (February 4)
Simpson was charged with multiple felony counts, including kidnapping and robbery in a bungled attempt to recover memorabilia of his storied sports career (September)
Found guilty on all charges including kidnapping and robbery (October 3)
Simpson was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison (December 5)