|Date of birth||January 28, 1934|
|Place of birth||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Date of death||April 7, 2012(aged 78)|
|Place of death||Granbury, Texas|
|NFL draft||1956 / Round: 14 / Pick: 168
(by the Los Angeles Rams)
Melvin Thomas Runnels (January 28, 1934 – April 7, 2012) was an American football halfback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of North Texas and was drafted in the fourteenth round of the 1956 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas and died in Granbury, Texas.
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