|Date of birth:||April 5, 1950|
|Place of birth:||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78|
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Marvin Fredrick Bateman (born April 5, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a former American football punter in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills. He was an All-Pro in the 1976 season as a member of the Bills.
Bateman attended Highland High School and the University of Utah. In college he led the nation in punting twice and became the first and only Utah player to receive first team All-America honors twice. He was also an All-WAC performer and as a senior averaged 48.1 yards per punt and had a 59 yard field goal.
He was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Utah Crimson Club Hall of Fame.
The Buffalo Bills signed him after his release. He led the NFL two years in a row in net yards per punt and was named to the All-Pro second team in 1976, the same year he had a 78 yard punt, which still stands as the longest punt in team history. He was released by the Bills after the 1977 season.
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