Curtis Martin
American football running back
Curtis Martin
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.
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Dolphins Bullying Investigation Puts GM, Coaching Jobs In Jeopardy
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Last month, Richie Incognito said severe repercussions would be warranted if the Miami Dolphins kept allowing sacks at such an alarming rate. "Everybody should be fired," he said. Nobody in Miami is talking about sacks anymore. Firings remain a distinct possibility for very different reasons. The Dolphins harassment scandal is threatening the season and job security, leaving the future of coach Joe Philbin, his assistants and general manager Jeff Ireland in doubt. Tackle Jonathan Martin alleges he was harassed daily by teammates, including Incognito, who has been suspended. While Martin is scheduled to meet with an NFL special investigator late this week, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has formed two committees to study the team's locker room culture. "Changes need to be made," Ross said at a news conference Monday. "We need to examine everything internally." Someone in the organization will likely be designated the primary culprit for the scandal, and Ireland' ...
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Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Appalled By Bullying Scandal, To Meet With Jonathan Martin (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
TAMPA, Fla. -- TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday at an undisclosed location and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I look forward to that meeting. I think that can help us move forward," Ross said. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening. I want to hear the circumstances, the facts." The owner vowed before Monday night's game between the Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get to bottom of the allegations and create a locker room culture that "suits the 21st century." "It couldn't have been a worse nightmare," said Ross, who was joined at the press conference by team president and chief executive officer ...
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Photos: The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
By Barry Wilner The Associated Press CANTON, Ohio — While his six other classmates for this weekend’s enshrinement sported blue golf shirts given them by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cris Carter was dressed in suit and tie. He might never take them off. “Man, I am in the Hall of Fame. I am wearing a suit every day,” Carter said Friday as the 50th anniversary festivities for the hall began. Carter will join Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Dave Robinson and Curley Culp as the newest inductees on Saturday night. He was, by far, the most emotional during a news conference Friday as festivities began for the 50th anniversary celebration of the hall. The only member of the Class of 2013 who didn’t win an NFL title, Carter used a handkerchief to wipe away the tears when asked about his career and the fact it took six tries to get elected. “Minnesota fans didn’t judge me when a lot of bad things were being said about me,” Carter said, frequently pausing t ...
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2013 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists Revealed
Huffington Post - about 4 years
CANTON, Ohio -- Single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and two players who tried to block him are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Strahan, who had 22 1/2 sacks in 2001 and 141 1/2 for his 15-year his career with the New York Giants, is joined by offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden of the Ravens and guard-tackle Larry Allen of the Cowboys and 49ers. The fourth first-year eligible to make the cut is defensive tackle Warren Sapp of the Buccaneers and Raiders. Strahan, Ogden and Sapp all won Super Bowls. The hall announced Friday that the other finalists are running back Jerome Bettis; receivers Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed; LB-DEs Charles Haley and Kevin Greene; guard Will Shields; defensive back Aeneas Williams; coach Bill Parcells; and former owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. of the 49ers and the late Art Modell of the Browns, who moved to Baltimore in 1996 to become the Ravens. The two senior nominees are defensive tack ...
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The ‘Green Across America’ Campaign Launches The Biggest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Road Trip In History
California News Wire - over 4 years
SANTA MONICA, Calif., /California Newswire/ — Media Center Entertainment announced today that two dozen of the U.S. Department of Energy supported Clean Cities Coalitions have pledged to hold public alternative fuels events and press conferences to support the 2012 CNG Road Trip. Antelope Valley Clean Cities (AVCC) Program Coordinator, and National Campaign Chairman, Curtis Martin, along with members Evelyn and Gary Corbitt have organized a cross country and back compressed natural gas (CNG) road trip involving Clean Cities Coalition's across the nation. This grass roots movement will be the launch event in a 12 month campaign to raise public awareness to alternative fuels and economic recovery. * Launching from a "National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Odyssey Day 2012" event on the Santa Monica Pier, the program begins at 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 with an Elton John musical act. Press Conference begins at 9:30 a.m. with ...
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Martin brings tears to the Hall of Fame
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - over 4 years
CANTON -- The linemen led the way as they always do, accepting their inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with an abundance of humility. Curtis Martin finished the evening by supplying plenty of tears.
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Curtis Martin is star of Hall of Fame induction
LATimes - over 4 years
The former running back delivers an emotional speech as the last of six players to have their bronze busts unveiled Saturday night in Canton. CANTON, Ohio — The linemen led the way as they always do, accepting their inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with an abundance of humility. Curtis Martin finished the evening by supplying plenty of tears.
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Martin recalls tough life, shares why he got into football
USA Today - over 4 years
Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin shared why he started playing football on Saturday night.
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The Fifth Down: Jets' Curtis Martin, Working on His Speech, Shares Stories
NYTimes - over 4 years
Before the former Jets running back can celebrate his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 4, he must write his speech. "The hardest part," he said.
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Cattlemen meet in Pendleton
My Eagle News - over 4 years
  PENDLETON – Wolves, endangered species and water quality will be among the topics on the agenda June 28-30, when cattlemen from Oregon and Washington meet for their annual conference and trade show. Activities mostly take place at the Wildhorse Casino and Conference Center. Curtis Martin, president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, and Larry Olberding Jr., president of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, will open the general session Friday morning, followed by breakout committee sessions from both states. For more information, visit
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Where does Tomlinson rank all-time?
USA Today - over 4 years
"LaDainian is one of the greatest ever to do it. I put him before myself,'' Hall of Famer Curtis Martin told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday.
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Reliving the Bengals’ First Round Picks 1994-1997
Cincy Jungle - over 4 years
1994 After finishing the 1993 season with the league’s worst offense, a bad defense, and a league worst 3-13 record, there were many holes that could be addressed on the team. An 0-10 start sunk the season but a 3-3 finish gave fans a reason to hold onto some glimmer of hope for the future. . 1993 was supposed to be the coming out party for 2nd year QB David Klingler, who played 4 games in his rookie season of 1992. Klinger responded in 1993 by amassing an underwhelming 1,935 passing yards with only 6 TD’s and 9 INT’s in 14 games. He averaged an abysmal 138 yards passing per game and failed to reach 100 yards passing in 4 of his games, while only topping the 200 yard mark twice. Perhaps the “evil” QB Rating of 66.6 should have been a sign that Klingler wasn’t the team’s savoir at QB, and his terrible season prompted pre-draft speculation that perhaps the Bengals would cut their losses with Klingler and select the top QB prospect Heath Schuler, who was a pro-ready b ...
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Commentary: Cattlemen seek delicate, important balance
My Eagle News - over 4 years
  The balance of humans and animals on this earth has been a delicate balance since the beginning of time. Civilization has required that we as humans not only build and establish our homes and our way to support ourselves but to also be stewards of the land that we call home. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the livestock industry and the ranches that provide beef to that industry. As ranchers work every day – and often many nights – to build and grow their business, care for their stock and preserve their land, they are also called upon to protect their investment, protect their families and to protect the natural resources and wildlife that reside along with them. It is indeed a delicate and often difficult responsibility. As cattlemen, we are working to not only meet that responsibility but to educate ourselves on the best practices based in science and research that will allow conservation and management for wildlife and land. We take our role as stewards of ...
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County Court Minutes 04-18-12
My Eagle News - almost 5 years
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT APRIL 18, 2012 Pursuant to notice made to the newspaper of general circulation throughout Grant County, the radio station in Grant County and e-mail distribution list, a regular meeting of the County Court was held at the County Courthouse in Canyon City OR. 9:00 am -- Call to Order. Present were Judge Mark R. Webb, Commissioners Scott W. Myers and Boyd Britton, Secretary Mary Ferrioli, Commissioner Candidates Mick Dougharity and Steve Parsons, and Pastor Eric Bortell. A Pledge of Allegiance was given to the United States flag. The invocation was given by Pastor Bortell. 9:05 am -- News Reporter Scotta Callister and home-school student Bethany McKinley entered PROGRAM. MSP: Webb/Myers -- to accept the program with a sign-on letter to support federal investment in conservation and a Tax Refund Order. EXTENSION. Warrant No. 132 was signed for the Grant County Extension & 4H Service District ...
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Stars To Attend BTIG Charity Day Tomorrow
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will hold its 10th Commissions for Charity Day on April 18, 2012. The international Commissions for Charity Day has raised close to $20 million from equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits over the past decade in support of various nonprofit organizations. In the past nine years over 300 different children’s charities have benefitted. The BTIG event is unique in that it is a client driven event. BTIG clients nominate charities and non profits for donation consideration. BTIG encourages clients to select child focused organizations. This year’s annual celebrity-filled event will support dozens of organizations that deal with important children’s issues. Find out more here. Dana Carvey, Mariano Rivera, CC Sabathia, Victor Cruz, Curtis Martin, Kelly Ripa, Joe Namath, Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, Rex Ryan, John McEnroe, Joe Girardi, Michae ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Curtis Martin
  • 2013
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, on Father's Day, Martin and his mother Rochella began a long reconciliation process with his father, Curtis Sr., by renting a new, furnished condominium for his father, who had left the family due to his addictions to cocaine and alcohol. In 1990, Curtis Sr. checked into a veteran’s hospital for two weeks followed by a six-month stay at a rehabilitation center and was able to remain sober until his death from cancer, in June 2009 at age 58. The family members made peace with each other in the final weeks of the elder Martin's life.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    The Jets retired Martin's No. 28 jersey in a halftime ceremony at New York’s season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills on September 9, 2012.
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    He was selected for induction on February 4, 2012 and formally inducted on August 4, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Martin's speech, which he conducted without notes, was widely praised by critics for its sincerity.
    Martin was again a leading candidate for selection in 2012 alongside former head coach and mentor Bill Parcells.
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    He was selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Curtis Jr. was born to Rochella Dixon and Curtis Sr. on May 1, 1973. Curtis Sr. left the family in 1978 after turning to drugs and alcohol leaving Curtis' mother to support the family by working two jobs. During his youth, Curtis often moved around the various neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and was consistently surrounded by violence. His grandmother, Eleanor Johnson, was found murdered with a knife in her chest and Martin at age 15 had a near-death experience when a loaded gun pointed at his head was pulled seven times, but never fired. He and his mother settled in Point Breeze prior to his sophomore year of high school where he began attending Taylor Allderdice High School which was known for its highly regarded academic reputation. He played basketball as a sophomore but did not participate in any sports during his junior year. At the insistence of his mother, who wanted him to participate in an extracurricular activity as a way to keep him away from crime and violence, Curtis began to play football during his senior year despite having never cared much for the sport.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    Martin married his longtime girlfriend Carolina Williams in a ceremony held at Oheka Castle in Huntington, Long Island in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details On December 15, 2011, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ava.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following his retirement, Martin expressed interest in becoming the owner of an NFL franchise. He continued to involve himself in various charity work including through the Curtis Martin Job Foundation, established by Martin during his playing career, designed to provide "financial aid and hands-on support to single mothers, children’s charities, individuals with disabilities and low income housing providers".
  • 2006
    Age 32
    By November 2006, despite months of rehabilitation, Martin was declared out for the season with a bone-on-bone condition in his right knee.
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    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    On November 27, 2005, Martin joined Barry Sanders, Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith as the only running backs to rush for 14,000 yards in their career.
    More Details Hide Details By December, the severity of the knee injury began to increase and Martin, despite wanting to become the second player (after Smith) to rush for 1,000 yards in 11 straight seasons, elected to have season-ending surgery, finishing with 735 yards on the season.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details An MRI of the knee was negative and Martin continued to play through the season despite a noticeable drop-off in production, having only rushed for 100 or more yards once the entire season.
  • 2004
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Martin won the NFL rushing title by one more yard than runner-up Shaun Alexander and became the oldest player, at age 31, in league history to win the rushing title. Martin was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year and named an All-Pro and elected to his fifth and final Pro Bowl.
  • 1998
    Age 24
    In his first seven seasons with the Jets, Martin missed only one game and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times. In 1998, Martin gained 182 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Jets playoff win.
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    On March 20, 1998, Martin signed a six-year $36 million poison pill contract.
    More Details Hide Details The "poison pill" was a clause in the contract that stated Martin would become an unrestricted free agent after one-year if the Patriots matched the offer and it would have forced New England to pay a $3.3 million roster bonus that would have compromised their salary cap. Under these conditions, the Patriots did not match the offer however they received the Jets' first and third round selections in the 1998 NFL Draft as compensation after filing a complaint with the NFL management council claiming the offer sheet violated the terms of the league's collective bargaining agreement at the time.
  • 1997
    Age 23
    After the 1997 season, Martin became a restricted free agent.
    More Details Hide Details On the first day of the free agency period Martin's agent, Eugene Parker, contacted the New York Jets to gauge their interest in potentially signing the running back. Negotiations ensued between Parker and Jets head coach and general manager Bill Parcells and an offer sheet was formulated. Though Martin had reservations about playing in New York and particularly for a division rival, the presence of his former coach Parcells influenced his decision to ultimately join the Jets.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    Martin signed a contract with the team on July 19, 1995, and made his NFL debut in the Patriots' week one win over the Cleveland Browns.
    More Details Hide Details Martin ran for 30 yards on his first carry and finished with 102 yards for the day. He became the first Patriots rookie to rush for 100 yards during their debut. Martin continued his impressive streak and rushed for over 100 yards eight more times during the season. He finished the season as the AFC's leading rusher with 1,487 yards and 14 touchdowns. He won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the Pro Bowl. The following year, Martin only rushed for 100 yards twice during the season but recorded 1,152 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. In the playoffs, Martin, playing in his first career playoff game, served as a key player in the Patriots' wild card victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He rushed for a then franchise record 166 yards and three touchdowns including a 78-yard touchdown, the second longest touchdown run in playoff history at the time. The Patriots went on to play in Super Bowl XXXI, but lost to the Green Bay Packers. Martin rushed for 42 yards, caught three passes for 28 yards, and scored a touchdown in the game. Martin was again named to the Pro Bowl.
    The Patriots used the selection to draft Martin in the 1995 NFL Draft despite concerns about his durability.
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    Martin began his professional career with the Patriots, who selected him in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details As a free agent in 1998, he joined the Jets where he finished his career in 2006 due to a career-ending knee injury. He retired having amassed the fourth highest total of rushing yards in NFL history.
  • 1994
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Martin had the option to redshirt and play one more season at Pittsburgh or enter the NFL Draft. He chose to enter the draft stating "in the end it was the best thing to do". Draft analysts predicted that had Martin stayed another season at Pittsburgh and remained injury free he could have been a potential first round selection. Martin was highly touted for his speed—he ran a 4.4 in the 40 yard dash—and his slashing running style. The Patriots lost three running backs to free agency upon the conclusion of the 1994 season and sought to fortify their backfield. One running back, Kevin Turner, was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a restricted free agent and Philadelphia sent a third round selection to New England.
  • 1991
    Age 17
    Martin, whom Hackett likened to Tony Dorsett, was expected to be a valued contributor to the Panthers when he arrived in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details However, injuries plagued much of his college career. As a junior he rushed for 1,045 yards in ten games but he missed the final two with a sprained shoulder.
    Martin graduated from Allderdice in 1991 and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Martin's performance at Allderdice attracted the attention of the University of Pittsburgh's football coach Paul Hackett. Though other offers were available, Martin decided to remain close to home and attend Pittsburgh.
  • 1973
    Born on May 1, 1973.
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