Jamar Martin

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Jamar Martin
No. 34, 32, 41
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-04-12) April 12, 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth: Canton, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: McKinley
College: Ohio State
NFL draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Jamar Martin (born April 12, 1980 in Canton, Ohio) is a former National Football League fullback. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets. He played college football for Ohio State University.

High School Years[edit]

Martin attended McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, where he lettered in football. As a senior, he started at fullback and outside linebacker, helping lead his team to a 14-0 record and the Ohio Big School State Championship.

College Years[edit]

Martin accepted a scholarship to play for Ohio State University, where he was a three-year starter and a dominant blocker at fullback.[1] He finished his career with 61 carries for 226 yards (4.0 avg) and 4 rushing touchdowns in 47 games (29 starts). He also had 22 receptions for 211 yards (9.6 avg) and 2 receiving touchdowns.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Martin was ranked by the Dallas Cowboys as the best blocking fullback in the 2002 NFL Draft,[3] so they selected him in the fourth round (129th overall) to compete against the incumbent Robert Thomas. As a rookie, he suffered an ACL tear in his right knee during the first contact drill in training camp and was placed on the injured reserve list.[4][5] The following year, he played 14 games mainly on the special teams units.

It has been speculated that he was never the same player following his injury and was eventually waived on September 5, 2004, when the team opted to keep Darian Barnes in his place.[6]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

The Miami Dolphins claimed him off waivers.[7] He was released on September 3, 2005.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

After being out of football for a season, he signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints on July 27, 2006. He was cut on August 10.

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets claimed him off the waiver wire.[8] He was released on September 20, 2006.

New York Dragons (AFL)[edit]

He signed with the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League to play the 2008 season, before being traded to New York Dragons.[9] He would eventually refuse to report to the Dragons.

Personal life[edit]

Martin is now serving as a defensive line coach at Westerville South High School, in Westerville, OH.[10]


  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=20020730&id=kmRPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5QMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3804,4588219
  2. ^ http://content.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/2002draft/fbs/jamarmartin.htm
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2245&dat=20020427&id=NKtAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9SAGAAAAIBAJ&pg=7136,7239726
  4. ^ http://lubbockonline.com/stories/030503/pro_030503079.shtml
  5. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=20020730&id=kmRPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5QMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6215,4588909
  6. ^ http://lubbockonline.com/stories/090604/pro_090604056.shtml
  7. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2004-09-09/sports/0409090108_1_tim-bowens-injuries-sideline-konrad-arturo-freeman
  8. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0DE7DC173EF937A2575BC0A9609C8B63
  9. ^ http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=7948
  10. ^ http://ohiostate.scout.com/story/1414661-buckeyes-become-kids-again-at-2nd-7-camp