American Football Database
American Football Database
Mel Branch
No. 87     
Personal information
Date of birth: February 15, 1937
Place of birth: Leesville, Louisiana
Date of death: April 21, 1992(1992-04-21) (aged 55)
Place of death: DeRidder, Louisiana
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 10 / Pick: 118
(By the San Francisco 49ers)
AFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick:
(By the Denver Broncos)
Debuted in 1960 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1968 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     126
Games started     21
Fumble recoveries     3
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Melvin Leroy Branch (February 15, 1937 – April 21, 1992) was a college and professional American football defensive end for the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League.

He was a member of the national championship winning 1958 LSU Tigers football team, and a starter for the Texans in their victory over the Houston Oilers in the longest professional football game played up to that time, the 1962 AFL Championship Game.

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