Marvin Powell

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Marvin Powell
No. 79, 74
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1955-08-30) August 30, 1955 (age 63)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Fayetteville (NC) Seventy-First
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 133
Games started: 130
Player stats at

Marvin Powell (born August 30, 1955) is a former American football player. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC) and professionally as an offensive tackle in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Powell was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

College career[edit]

Powell was All-Pacific-8 Conference three years and All-American two years. He graduated from USC in 1977 with a degree in political science and speech.

Professional career[edit]

Powell first round draft pick New York Jets. He was a five-time Pro Bowler between 1977 and 1983.

As a professional athlete in New York City, he wrote a newspaper column.[citation needed] 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.


Powell's son, Marvin Powell III, played football at the University of Southern California between 1995 and 1998. He also played professionally in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers, and the Denver Broncos. After spending some time at St. Thomas University School of Law, Marvin Powell III went on to own the largest minority owned invention development company in North America (Idea Design Studio), before Hurricane Irma forced the CEO/Owner to file for bankruptcy in 2018.


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