Former Raiders fullback Marv Hubbard dies

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) Marv Hubbard, a bruising fullback who made three Pro Bowls in the early 1970s for the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 68.

The Raiders said Hubbard died Monday in Livermore. His wife, Virginia, told the Bay Area News Group that Hubbard had a long bout with prostate cancer.

Hubbard played in 90 games over seven seasons for the Raiders from 1969-75. He also played one season in Detroit. He rushed for 4,544 yards in his career with 23 touchdowns. He also caught 85 passes for 628 yards and one score.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says Hubbard was one of his childhood heroes and that he wore No. 44 in high school to honor Hubbard.

Hubbard's coach, John Madden, called him a ''tough guy'' and a ''tough runner.''

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