Greg Marx dies at 68

John Heisler
Notre Dame Senior Associate AD

Greg Marx, a unanimous All-America defensive tackle at the University of Notre Dame in 1972, died Friday morning in Northville, Mich. He was 68.

Marx played for the Irish from 1970-72, serving as a senior co-captain in 1972. A two-time Academic All-American, he earned post-graduate scholarships from the NCAA and the National Football Foundation.

He recorded collegiate career totals of 263 tackles and six pass breakups. A three-year starter, Marx made 82 tackles (eight for loss) as a sophomore in 1970, 85 (second on the team) in 1971 and 96 as a senior in 1972 (second on the team).

After playing in the College All-Star game and Hula Bowl in 1973, Marx was selected in the second round by Atlanta with the 39th overall pick in the 1973 NFL Draft. He played one year with the Falcons.

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Notre Dame Law School in 1977 and subsequently worked in the banking and securities industries.

Born in Detroit, Marx played high school football at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich.

A celebration of life is being planned for Nov. 24 in Northville, with details to be announced. Those interested in attending should RSVP to

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Greg Marx to “The Mike Heaton Catastrophic Relief Fund” and send to Monogram Club, c/o Mike Heaton Catastrophic Relief Fund, 116 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN, 46556