Mickey Marvin, American football player, Died at 61


Phillip Michael “Mickey” Marvin was born on October 5, 1955, and died on March 6, 2017.

He was a professional American football player.

When he completed his studies at the University of Tennessee, Marvin played in the National Football League for 11 seasons, from 1977 to 1987, as an offensive guard with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.

Marvin was the starting right guard for the Raiders from 1978 to 1986, though playing only 2 games in 1979.

During 1980, playing with Dave Dalby and Gene Upshaw and Dave Dalby and Charley Hannah in 1983, he helped solidify the middle of the offensive line which culminated in Raider wins of Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII.

In the 1980 NFL playoffs at the AFC championship game of the 1980–81, the Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers, rushing for 138 yards and passing for 261 yards.

Then, the Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV, dashing for a 117 yards and passing for 261 yards again, as Marvin outplayed Eagle nose tackle Charlie Johnson and inside linebackers Bill Bergey and Frank LeMaster.

The Raiders then beat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, rushing for a 231 yards and passing for 172 yards, as Marvin outmuscled the opposing defensive tackle, All-Pro Dave Butz.

He died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mickey Marvin passed away at 61 years old.