|Date of birth:||February 15, 1937|
|Place of birth:||Leesville, Louisiana|
|Date of death:||April 21, 1992(aged 55)|
|Place of death:||DeRidder, Louisiana|
|NFL draft:||1960 / Round: 10 / Pick: 118
(By the San Francisco 49ers)
|AFL draft:||1960 / Round: 2 / Pick:
(By the Denver Broncos)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career AFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Melvin Leroy Branch (February 15, 1937 – April 21, 1992) was a college and professional American football defensive end for the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League (AFL).
He was a member of the "Chinese Bandits" defense for the national championship winning 1958 LSU Tigers football team, and a starter for the Texans in their victory over the Houston Oilers in the longest professional football game played up to that time, the 1962 AFL Championship Game.
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