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Marion Motley was an American Football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL). He was a leading pass-blocker and rusher in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and ended his career with an average of 5.7 yards per carry, a record for a fullback that still stands. A versatile player who possessed both quickness and size, Motley was a force on both offense and defense. Fellow Hall of Fame running back Joe Perry once called Motley "the greatest all-around football player there ever was".Motley was also one of the first African-Americans to play the professional game in the modern era.

Offered is an original WM. C Greene (infamous sports photographer out of New York in the 1930’s – 50’s) photo that measures 10x8 in size. This depicts Motley gaining 12 yards against a fierce AAFC rival. Dub Jones #86 is shown blocking for Motley as well as #90, Edgar Special Delivery Jones. Killer shot from the Sporting News Archives.

Circa 1948 Marion Motley Gains 12 Yards on a Sunday Afternoon Original Photo
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Minimum Bid: $25.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $29.50
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
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