"Bateman was signed by the Bills as a free agent on November 13 last fall, two weeks after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. He finished up as the regular Buffalo punter, averaging 43.9 yards on 34 punts in the final five games. Bateman's season average is the third best ever posted by a Buffalo punter.
He ranks 11th among still-active punters in the AFC with a career mark of 40.2. His 66-yard boot against Los Angeles was Marv's longest in three pro seasons. He had a spectacular day against the Rams, averaging 51.9 yards on seven punts.
Marv's career average at Dallas was 39.3 yards. He was the Cowboys' third round choice in the 1972 college draft.
One of the great collegiate punters, Bateman led the nation in both 1970 and 1971, averaging 48.1 as a senior at Utah. He was selected to the Sporting News All-America team.
Marv worked during the off-season to earn his real estate license and gave punting clinics in Nebraska and Iowa. He's interested in residential property sales."
-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook