Despite the fact that the NFL worked a little differently when Marv Fleming was selected in the 11th round of the 1963 draft, the idea that an 11th rounder wasn’t expected to accomplish much in the league still remained. Fleming was a tight end at a time when tight ends were blockers that occasionally ran a route. As such, the stats over his career do not jump out. In truth, Fleming was a pretty solid hand whose historic position as the first player to win four Super Bowl rings is quite shocking.
Fleming retired in 1975 and has stated a preference for staying out of all NFL discussions due to some resentment towards the media and the League’s retirement policies. He’s had two of his Super Bowl rings stolen and was the victim of a long-term identity theft scam.