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Mel Branch

Mel Branch
No. 87
Position: DE
Personal information
Date of birth: February 15, 1937
Place of birth: Leesville, Louisiana
Date of death: April 21, 1992(1992-04-21) (aged 55)
Place of death: DeRidder, Louisiana
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL draft: 1960 / Round: 10 / Pick: 118
(By the San Francisco 49ers)
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: 
(By the Denver Broncos)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 126
Games started: 21
Fumble recoveries: 3
Stats at

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.

He was a member of 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.

See also

External links

  • Branch's 1961 Fleer football card
  • Mel Branch at Find a Grave

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