Curtis Martin

Football Running Back
Born May 1, 1973

Curtis James Martin, Jr. is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots and New York Jets over the span of 10 years. Martin began his professional career with the Patriots, who selected him in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. As a free agent in 1998, he joined the Jets where he finished his career in 2005 due to a career-ending knee injury.… Read More

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    Dolphins Bullying Investigation Puts Gm, Coaching Jobs In Jeopardy
    Huffington Post Sports - Nov 14, 2013
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    Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Appalled By Bullying Scandal, To Meet With Jonathan Martin (Video)
    Huffington Post Sports - Nov 12, 2013
  • Photos: The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013
    Houston Chronicle - Aug 02, 2013
  • 2013 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists Revealed
    Huffington Post - Jan 11, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Curtis Martin.


1973 Birth Born on May 1, 1973.


1991 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Martin graduated from Allderdice in 1991 and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame in 2011. … Read More


1994 21 Years Old In 1994, Martin opened his senior year running for a career high 251 yards against Texas however the following week against Ohio he suffered a sprained ankle that sidelined him for the rest of the season. … Read More
…  Martin began his professional career with the Patriots, who selected him in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. … Read More
1997 24 Years Old After the 1997 season, Martin became a restricted free agent. … Read More
1998 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 20, 1998, Martin signed a six-year $36 million poison pill contract. … Read More


2004 31 Years Old In 2004, Martin rushed for a season-high 196 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in the team's home opener and would do so eight more times that season, finishing with 1,697 yards. … Read More
2005 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Martin suffered what was deemed as a strained right knee injury in the Jets' second game of the season against the Miami Dolphins, when he was tackled by linebacker Zach Thomas. … Read More
2006 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Martin began 2006 on the Physically Unable to Perform list as the post-operation recovery period took longer than expected though the surgery was considered minimally invasive.
2007 34 Years Old After re-negotiating his contract to help provide more salary cap room for the Jets, Martin announced his retirement in July 2007 thus ending his career having amassed 14,101 total rushing yards, the fourth highest total in NFL history. … Read More
2010 37 Years Old Martin married his longtime girlfriend Carolina Williams in a ceremony held at Oheka Castle in Huntington, Long Island in 2010. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old Martin was considered for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2011; however, he was not selected.
He was selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. … Read More


2013 40 Years Old On November 11, 2013, Martin was added to the Miami Dolphins' five-man committee to develop the conduct code by owner Stephen M. Ross following a locker room hazing incident involving Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. … Read More
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