Marvin Philip

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Marvin Philip
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1982-02-03) February 3, 1982 (age 36)
Redwood City, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 307 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: El Dorado Hills (CA) Oak Ridge
College: California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 201
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Marvin Philip (born February 3, 1982) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

Philip has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills and Omaha Nighthawks.

Early years[edit]

He played football at San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California, and Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California.

College career[edit]

Philip played college football at the University of California, Berkeley, interrupting school for two years to serve on a mission in the Dakotas for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1] He was an All-American in 2004 and 2005.[citation needed] He was also named the team's offensive MVP in his senior year.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Philip was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played in eight preseason games for Pittsburgh between 2006 and 2007, but never made the field in a regular season game. He was out of the NFL by 2008.[2] Philip was signed by Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on August 21, 2010.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Philip appeared as an entrepreneur on the October 5, 2012, episode of the ABC television show Shark Tank.[4] He was seeking investors for his product, a specialized laundry hamper called Lifter Hamper. All of the "sharks" declined to invest.

Marvin persisted with his dream. He raised the money necessary to bring his product to market.

Lifter Hamper is now available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Wal-mart, and Amazon.


  1. ^ McGrane, Mick. "Cal center found self in middle America." San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 December 2004.
  2. ^ "Marvin Philip player profile". Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. August 21, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Merlino, Rob (October 1, 2012). "Episode 404 Preview October 5". Shark Tank Blog.

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