Marv Luster

Player of American and Canadian football

Marvin Luster (November 27, 1937 – May 25, 2020) was an American-Canadian professional football player. Luster was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for fourteen years. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins.

Marv Luster in 1960

Luster was selected originally by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960 NFL Draft. He played as a defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes. He won the 1974 Grey Cup. He was a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

In November, 2006, he was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#35) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.[1][2]

Luster died in Atlanta, Georgia on May 25, 2020 at the age of 82.[3]


  1. Matsumoto, Rick (August 17, 2009). "Retro: Wonderful Marv Luster". Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. "Marv Luster". Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. CFL mourns the loss of all-star Marv Luster