Raiders mourn the loss of two members of their football family – The Mercury News

The Raiders on Monday mourned the deaths of two longtime members of their organization: former offensive lineman and scout Mickey Marvin and former player personnel executive and consultant George Karras.

“The Raiders family is deeply saddened by the losses of Mickey Marvin and George Karras,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “Mickey and George were Raiders in every sense of the word and they each leave a strong legacy with the organization and throughout the NFL. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the families of both Mickey and George.”

Marvin, who played for the Raiders from 1977-87, died at 61 after battling ALS, which he was diagnosed with in 2015. He played in 120 games for the Raiders and started at right guard in 11 playoff games, including two Super Bowl victories. Following his retirement, Marvin spent 29 years as a scout for the Raiders.

“Mickey Marvin will be missed dearly by the Raider family and the entire NFL community,” said Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, a fellow Tennessee alum who was a teammates of Marvin’s with the Raiders. “He was a great man of faith, an exemplary teammate and co-worker for four decades, and was truly a Raider for life. Mickey was a tremendous asset to the Raiders, but most importantly he was a true friend. Our prayers are with his family at this time.”

Karras spent two years as the head football coach at Wichita State as part of a 20-year college coaching career before becoming a scout for the Denver Broncos. He joined the Raiders in 1987 as their director of pro personnel and formally worked for the team until 1997, although he also worked in recent years as a consultant for the team.

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