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Encyclopedia > Marion Motley
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Date of birth June 5, 1920
Place of birth Leesburg, Georgia
Date of death June 27, 1999
Position(s) Fullback
College Nevada
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Pro Bowls 1
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Honors NFL 75th Anniversary
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1946-1953
1955
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1968

Marion Motley (born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia, died June 27, 1999) was a former American Football fullback who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Leesburg is a city located in Lee County, Georgia. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... 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Honours may refer to: Honours, used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service in the British honours system Honours degree, in association with Bachelors degree See also Honour or honor, comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group This is... The National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team was chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Leesburg is a city located in Lee County, Georgia. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ...


Motley attended high school at Canton McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio and went to college at South Carolina State University and University of Nevada and after college, Motley joined the United States Navy. Motley planned on going back to college to get a degree, but the Cleveland Browns offered him a job. He started his pro football career in 1946, when the Browns were part of the AAFC. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... South Carolina State University (also known as SCSU, or simply State), is a Historically Black University located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. ... The phrase University of Nevada by itself usually refers to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), because that was the name by which it was known from the time of its founding in 1874 until its name was changed to University of Nevada, Reno in 1969, at the same time... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ...


When the AAFC shut down in 1950, Motley was the league's career rushing leader at 3,024 yards. In the 1950 season he led the league in rushing with 810 yards on 140 carries, averaging nine or ten carries a game, due to sharing the backfield with Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham. But Motley was an outstanding pass blocker and played linebacker on defense, which was uncommon at the time. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ...


But in Motley's last four season's in professional football, he was suffering with injuries. He finally quit before the 1954 season. He soon returned and played in 1955 with the Steeler, but after a few games he left due to injuries. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After retiring he scouted players for the Browns, and wanted to coach. But at the time, racism was a big role in jobs and he was turned down most offers. In 1968 Motley was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Emlen Tunnell of the New York Giants was the first black player to achieve the honor, making Motley the second. The respected football writer Paul Zimmerman of Sports Illustrated has called Motley the best player in the history of football. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Emien Lewis Tunnell American Football Player Born March 29 1925 Died July 22 1975 inducted into the Pro Football hall of Fame in 1967 Offense On Defense During the decade of the 1950s, when the New York Giants were a perennial contender in The National football League, Emlen Tunnell... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ...


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Marion Motley (1226 words)
NFL pioneer Motley: A gentleman fullback Marion Motley was the precursor of Jim Brown, a not-so-subtle warning to the NFL that a new breed of running back was right around the corner.
Motley, a fullback, was big -- 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds -- brutal and, unlike baseball's Jackie Robinson early in his pro career, had a tendency to rail against the racial hostility that surrounded him on the field.
Motley led the Cleveland Browns to four straight AAFC championships from 1946 to '49 and an NFL title in 1950 when he led the league in rushing with 810 yards.
Marion Motley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
Marion Motley (born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia, died June 27, 1999) was a former American Football fullback who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Motley attended high school at Canton McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio and went to college at South Carolina State University and University of Nevada and after college, Motley joined the United States Navy.
But Motley was an outstanding pass blocker and played linebacker on defense, which was uncommon at the time.
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