Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end and Super Bowl MVP Harvey Martin dies

Wednesday, December 26th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) _ Harvey Martin, a former Dallas Cowboys defensive end and one-time Super Bowl MVP, died of pancreatic cancer. He was 51.

Martin died Monday night at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine, hospital spokeswoman Maureen Porter said.

Martin was one of the Cowboys' most popular players in the 1970s and early '80s, setting team records with 114 career sacks and 20 in 1977. That season he was the Associated Press' NFL defensive player of the year.

He was co-MVP of the 1978 Super Bowl.