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Jim Marshall

Defensive Lineman

Biography

Marshall was drafted in the fourth round by the Cleveland Browns in 1960 out of Ohio State. He was traded to the Minnesota Vikings after his rookie year and stayed for the duration of his career (1961-1979). He joined fellow linemen Carl Eller, Gary Larsen and Alan Page to form the vaunted Purple People Eaters, one of the top defensive units of their era in the NFL.

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