Todd Marinovich

Todd Marinovich

About Todd Marinovich

Todd Marvin Marinovich (born Marvin Scott Marinovich on July 4, 1969) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback. He played for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League, and also in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. Marinovich is known for the well-documented, intense focus of his training as a young athlete, and for his brief career upon reaching the professional leagues that was cut short primarily because of his addiction to drugs. Marinovich was born Marvin Scott but his mother later changed his name to Todd Marvin. He grew up on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach, California. His father, Marv Marinovich, had been a lineman and a captain for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans during the 1962 national championship season, and player in the 1963 Rose Bowl. Marinovich's mother, Trudi (ne Fertig), was a high school swimmer who dropped out of USC to marry Marv.

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