|Date of birth:August 15, 1930|
|Place of birth: Marshall, Texas|
|Date of death: December 7, 2009(aged 79)|
|Place of death: New Caney, Texas|
| College: Tarleton State|
Texas A&M University–Commerce
|NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 25 / Pick: 301|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Detroit Lions (1957)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Marvin Clifford Brown (August 15, 1930 – December 7, 2009) was a National Football League halfback 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 teammate 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.
- ↑ "1953 NFL Player Draft". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. https://web.archive.org/web/20080327011833/http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?yr=1953&lg=NFL. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
- ↑ "Marv Brown". nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/players/marvbrown/profile?id=BRO563040. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
- ↑ "Marv Brown". pro-football-reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BrowMa23.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-03.