HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders Super Bowl champion and Tennessee player Mickey Marvin has died.
Paul Luck of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville, NC, said Marvin died Monday. He was 61 and had been fighting ALS.
Marvin was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders in 1977, started at right guard from 1978-86 and was part of Super Bowl-winning teams in the 1980 and 1983 seasons. He played for the Volunteers from 1973-76 and helped them win the 1974 Liberty Bowl.
After hanging up his cleats as a player he joined the front office in 1988 and worked as a scout for the Silver and Black for 29 years.
“Mickey Marvin will be missed dearly by the Raider family and the entire NFL community,” said Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie. “He was a great man of faith, an exemplary teammate and co-worker for four decades, and was truly a Raider for life. Mickey was a tremendous asset to the Raiders, but most importantly he was a true friend. Our prayers are with his family at this time.”
Marvin was a native of Henderson.
The team also announced that former player personnel executive and consultant George Karras had passed away.
Karras was a member of the Raiders player personnel staff from 1987-97 after a long career as a college coach and as a scout for the Denver Broncos. He helped build Raiders teams that qualified for the playoffs in 1990, ‘91, and ‘93.
He had worked for the Raiders as a consultant in recent years, evaluating college prospects in advance of the NFL draft.
“The Raiders family is deeply saddened by the losses of Mickey Marvin and George Karras,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “Mickey and George were Raiders in every sense of the word and they each leave a strong legacy with the organization and throughout the NFL. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the families of both Mickey and George.”