Marion Rushing (September 3, 1936 – April 26, 2013) was a professional American Football player. Born in Pinckneyville, IL, he played nine and a half seasons in the NFL, mainly for the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals. He finished his Pro Football career in 1968 with the American Football League's Houston Oilers. While at Southern Illinois University, Rushing earned more athletic letters than any other athlete in Saluki history. He earned a total of 13 letters while playing football, basketball, track, and wrestling for SIU. Following his career at SIU, Rushing went on to play professional football in both the NFL and AFL. He was inducted into the charter class of the Saluki Hall of Fame in 1978. In 2010 Southern Illinois University honored Saluki Hall of Famer Marion Rushing by renaming a street near the new football stadium, Marion Rushing Lane.
By Dean Hanley
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