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Mel Branch

Melvin Leroy Branch

Position: DE
Height: 6-2    Weight: 230 lbs.

Born: February 15, 1937 in Leesville, LA
Died: April 21, 1992
High School: DeRidder
College: LSU   (school history)
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 10th round (118th overall) of the 1960 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 58 (1011th overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1270. Larry Hand… #1271. Delvin Williams… #1272. Bennie McRae… #1273. MEL BRANCH… #1274. LaVern Torgeson… #1275. Tank Younger… #1276. Kevin Ross… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1960+ 23 DTX RDE 87 14 14
1961* 24 DTX RDE 87 14 8
1962* 25 DTX RDE 87 14 11
1963* 26 KAN RDE 87 14 11
1964 27 KAN RDE 87 14 6
1965 28 KAN RDE 87 14 6
1966 29 MIA 86 14 3
1967 30 MIA RDE 86 14 14 0 0 2 0 0 5
1968 31 MIA rde 86 14 7 0 0 1 0 0 3
Career 126 21 0 0 3 0 0 67
6 yrs DTX-KAN 84 0 56
3 yrs MIA 42 21 0 0 3 0 0 11

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1966 29 MIA 86 14 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Career 126 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
6 yrs DTX-KAN 84 0 0
3 yrs MIA 42 21 1 15 0 15 15.0 15

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams