Marve, Eugene (1960-2021)

Action Packed 1990, #266

CARD: Action Packed 1990
ACQUIRED: Ebay, 2022


  • Eugene Marve played LB for the Saginaw Valley State football team from 1978-81, and is credited for really helping to put the school on the map.
  • In 1981, he tallied a school record 124 tackles and 9 sacks.
  • Marve closed out his time with the Cardinals with 299 total tackles and 18 career sacks.
  • Originally a 3rd round pick of the Buffalo Bills, Marve quickly came into his own, posting 63 total tackles and 2 forced fumbles in 1982.
  • Eugene was a fixture in the Buffalo defense through the 1986 season starting 74 of 76 contests.
  • He’d also lead the team in tackles 3 times, and finish second twice.
  • During a game against the Patriots in 1983, Eugene had an amazing single game 23 tackles.
  • In 1988, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in exchange for an 8th round pick.
  • A rare steal for the Bucs, Marve dropped 121 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a pick that year.
  • In fact he led the team in tackles, going over 100 tackles every time.
  • At the end of the 1991 season, Marve had 1126 total tackles.
  • He’d join the Chargers for a final campaign in 1992, retiring after the season.


  • Saginaw Valley State Hall of Fame 2010
  • Greater Flint Area Hall of Fame
  • NFL All-Rookie Team 1982


Eugene was a pretty good signer TTM, up until his passing. He was always one of those ones with great cards I was always just about to send out to, but never did. I got lucky and picked this autograph up with a small batch of other Action Packed Bucs cards I had wanted.


5/26/21- Eugene passed away at the age of 60, after entering the hospital for an undisclosed medical issue. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.