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#28 Curtis Martin - OF

Curtis Martin Career NFL Stats 1995-2005
G
RATT
YARDS
YPR
RTD
REC
RECYARDS
RECTD
TOUCHES
SCRIMMAGE
TOTTD
168
3,518
14,101
4.0
90
484
3,329
10
4,002
17,430
100

 

 

Curtis Martin Childhood

Curtis Martin was born on May 1, 1973. He was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA by his mother. The interesting part about Martin's football journey is that the sport wasn't his first choice. In fact, he didn't play organized football until late in high school. The main reason he played at all was to get away from the drugs and crime plaguing his neighborhood. It was a chance for him to make it out of his circumstances and better himself. That decision changed his life.

 

 

Curtis Martin High School Stats and Awards

Playing football came late for Curtis Martin. He didn’t start playing until his senior year at Taylor Allderdice High School. Martin played various positions on the football field but running back was where he excelled. He finished his senior year with 1,705 yards. His first year of playing football led to scholarship offers from several colleges, and he decided to stay home and attend University of Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 2001, 2004
2nd Team: 1999

Pro Bowl Selections
1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004
Rushing Titles
2004
Achievements

 

Curtis Martin College Stats and Notes

Martin’s college career was full of ups and down, and it mainly had to do with injuries. When he was on the field, he was dynamic. His junior year started off with him cracking the 1,000 yard mark,but he was sidelined for the final two games due to an ankle injury. With a lot riding on his senior year, he exploded in the first game of the 1994 season with 251 rushing yard. However, his season and ultimately his career at Pitt was cut short as he suffered a season ending ankle injury the following week. Martin decided to enter the 1995 NFL Draft instead of coming back under a medical redshirt.

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Martin NFL Career Stats and Notes

The New England Patriots selected Martin in the 3rd round (74th pick) of the 1995 NFL Draft. Martin shined in his rookie season, setting the tone for his Hall of Fame career by leading the AFC in rushing with 1,491 yards. He also had 14 TDs. He would earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and be selected to the Pro Bowl. After the 1997 season, Martin signed with the New York Jets as a free agent where he would spend the next nine years of his career. Consistent, durable and productive, Martin steadily climbed up the career rushing yards chart.  When Martin retired in 2006, he was in fourth place on the NFL all time rushing yards list with 14,101.  

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Martin Overcame the Odds

Martin’s consistency and durability were the main attributes of his greatness. After an injury plaged college careeer, there were doubts and worries from draft experts and GMs around the league about drafting him and consequently, Martin was the 10th back taken. He proved his consistency; Martin and fellow Hall of Famer Barry Sanders are the only two backs to start their careers with 10 straight 1,000 yard seasons. Martin also proved his durability; the Hall of Famer started 166 of 168 career games for the Patriots and Jets. Its safe to say he proved them all wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Martin Stats by Season
1995
2005

 

 

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