Markelle Martin

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Markelle Martin
Markelle Martin before Texas A&M game.jpg
No. --     Free Agent
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-20) June 20, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Wichita Falls, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Markelle Martin (born June 20, 1990) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma State.

Early years[edit]

Martin attended S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. He played both safety and wide receiver. As a senior he had 81 tackles and five interceptions. He was a first-team 4A all-state selection as a senior after leading Rider to a 12-2 record and was voted as his district’s defensive player of the year.

College career[edit]

2008[edit]

As a freshman in 2008, Martin played in eleven games and had four tackles and broke up four passes. He broke up a pass and blocked a punt against Missouri State.

2009[edit]

As a sophomore in 2009 he started 11 games, missing two with an injury. He finished fifth on the team with 45 tackles, and second on the team with 11 pass break-ups. His most productive game of the season came in the Cotton Bowl with nine tackles and a pass break-up in the defense’s impressive outing against Ole Miss.

2010[edit]

As a junior in 2010, Martin started all 13 games of the season. He had 55 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. The touchdown was a 62 yard return during the 2010 Alamo Bowl. He also recorded 4 tackles during the game and was named the Defensive Player of the Game.[1]

Following the 2010 season, Martin was named the Nate Fleming Award winner. The award is given to Oklahoma State student-athletes who overcome struggles to excel both on the field and in the classroom.

2011[edit]

Martin again started all 13 contests of the season, finishing his career by starting in 37 straight contests. For the season, Martin had 74 tackles, 11 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and one recovered. He was named as a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist and earned All-Big 12 first team honors. He also was selected as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Martin was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round (190th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year deal with the Titans on May 18, 2012.[2] On August 27, 2013, Martin was waived/injured by the Titans.[3] On August 28, 2013, he cleared waivers and was placed on the Titans' injured reserve list.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

He was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on March 27, 2014.[4] He was released on June 13, 2014.

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