Tennessee football lost one of its all-time bests when former Super Bowl champion guard Mickey Marvin died Monday at the age of 61.
Marvin was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2015. Former Tennessee assistant David Cutcliffe, now coach at Duke, offered his condolences on Twitter.
Former Tennessee/Raider great Mickey Marvin passed away today. Very sad. A great loss to all who were fortunate enough to know and love him
— David Cutcliffe (@DavidCutcliffe) March 6, 2017
Marvin played in Knoxville from 1973-76, under then-coach Bill Battle.
He had long-term success in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders, then coached by John Madden, selected him in the fourth round of the 1977 draft and he went on to play 11 years for the franchise, remaining with the Raiders after their move to Los Angeles.
Marvin won two Super Bowls, after the 1980 and 1983 seasons, while with the Raiders. He cleared holes for running backs including Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson during his time with the team.
His son, Jonathan, was a lineman at Florida in the mid-2000s. Jonathan currently is a support staffer at South Carolina for Will Muschamp.
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