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Marvin Powell
Date of birth: August 30, 1955
Place of birth: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s): OT
Jersey №: 79, 74
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 1/ Pick 4
 As player:
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 5
Playing stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Marvin Powell (born August 30, 1955 in Fort Bragg, NC) is a former Offensive Tackle for the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College career

Powell was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He was all-Pac 10 three years and All-America two years.

Professional career

He was a five time pro bowler between 1977 and 1983.

Powell graduated in 1977 with a degree in political science and speech. As a professional athlete in New York City, he wrote a newspaper column. He was also elected president of the players' union. He worked as an intern at the New York Stock Exchange and spent six off-seasons getting his law degree from New York Law School.

His son, Marvin Powell III, played football at the University of Southern California between 1995 and 1998 and played professionally for the Denver Broncos in 1999.

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Preceded by
Gene Upshaw
NFLPA President
April 25, 1986-March 4, 1988
Succeeded by
George Martin


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