|Date of birth:August 15, 1930|
|Place of birth: Marshall, Texas|
College: Tarleton State|
Texas A&M University–Commerce
|NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 25 / Pick: 301|
|Debuted in 1957|
|Last played in 1957|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Marvin Clifford Brown (born August 15, 1930 in Marshall, Texas) is a former American football halfback in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions in 1957. He attended high school in Waco, Texas and Alice, Texas. He was drafted in the 25th round (301st overall) by Detroit in 1953. Brown died December 7, 2009 of pancreatic cancer.
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Marvin was in the Air Force from 1953-1956 and completed his flight training in 1956 and then played for the Detroit Lions for one year and then served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1969. From 1958 to 1991, Brown was a commercial airline pilot, flying for Braniff for 16 years and Continental Airline for seven years. Brown was also a world-class tennis player. He took up tennis at the age of 45 and was consistently ranked in the top three seniors in the state of Texas, a top-10 senior player in the United States and a top 20 player in the world. He represented the United States in the Senior Division of the World Cup for a number of years in New Zealand, Austria and Turkey along with his team Captain Russel Seymore.
Brown's only season in the league was in 1957.
He played in four games and had 6 total rushing yards on 2 attempts.