Marv Luster

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Marv Luster
Marv Luster - Southern Campus 1960.jpg
Marv Luster at UCLA (1960)
Born:(1937-11-27)November 27, 1937
Shreveport, Louisiana, US
Died:May 25, 2020(2020-05-25) (aged 82)
Matthews, North Carolina, US
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) Defensive back, end/WR
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
College UCLA
AFL draft 1960 / Round: Second Selections
Drafted by Buffalo Bills
NFL draft 1960 / Round: 9 / Pick: 97
Drafted by Los Angeles Rams
Career history
As player
19611964 Montreal Alouettes
19641972 Toronto Argonauts
19731974 Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
CFL East All-Star 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Career stats

Marvin Luster (November 27, 1937 – May 25, 2020) was an American football defensive back and end. He played college football at UCLA and professional football in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for from 1961 to 1974. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Early years

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Luster graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles. [1] He attended UCLA where he ran track and played for the UCLA Bruins football team. [1] During the 1958, 1959, and 1960 seasons with the UCLA football team, he played on defense and offense (at the back and end positions) and caught 44 passes for 728 yards and eight touchdowns. [2] He was selected by the United Press International as a first-team end on its 1960 All-Pacific Coast football team. [3]

Professional football

Luster was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960 NFL Draft, but opted instead to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He starred as a defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes. With the Alouettes he won the 1974 Grey Cup. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In November, 2006, he was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#35) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN. [4] [5]

Later years

After retiring from football, Luster resided in Atlanta. Luster died of complications from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina at an assisted living facility in Matthews, North Carolina. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Spirit Makes Big Difference". Los Angeles Times. October 31, 1958. p. IV-2 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "Marv Luster". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  3. "Washington Lands Four, UCLA Three on All-Coast". Ventura County Star-Free Press. November 22, 1960. p. B2 via Newspapers.com.
  4. Matsumoto, Rick (August 17, 2009). "Retro: Wonderful Marv Luster". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. "Marv Luster". cflapedia.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  6. "Luster's legacy remembered following passing of Argos' all-time great". Calgary Sun. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2020-06-07.