Melvin Leroy Branch (February 15, 1937 – April 21, 1992) was a college and professional American football defensive end for the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League (AFL). He was a member of the "Chinese Bandits" defense for the national championship winning 1958 LSU Tigers football team, and a starter for the Texans in their victory over the Houston Oilers in the longest professional football game played up to that time, the 1962 AFL Championship Game.

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  • Melvin Leroy Branch (February 15, 1937 – April 21, 1992) was a college and professional American football defensive end for the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League (AFL). He was a member of the "Chinese Bandits" defense for the national championship winning 1958 LSU Tigers football team, and a starter for the Texans in their victory over the Houston Oilers in the longest professional football game played up to that time, the 1962 AFL Championship Game. (en)
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  • * Second-team All-AFL * 3× AFL All-Star * AFL champion * 2× First-team All-AFL
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  • Melvin Leroy Branch (February 15, 1937 – April 21, 1992) was a college and professional American football defensive end for the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League (AFL). He was a member of the "Chinese Bandits" defense for the national championship winning 1958 LSU Tigers football team, and a starter for the Texans in their victory over the Houston Oilers in the longest professional football game played up to that time, the 1962 AFL Championship Game. (en)
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