Martin Mayhew

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Martin Mayhew
Date of birth: (1965-10-08) October 8, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth: Daytona Beach, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 10 / Pick: 262
Organizations
As player:
1989-1992
1993-1996
Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Martin Ronz Mayhew (born October 8, 1965 ) is a former American football player and current General manager of the Detroit Lions who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the tenth round (262nd overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. A 5'8", 172 cornerback from Florida State University, Mayhew played in eight NFL seasons from 1989-1996. He won a Super Bowl in Super Bowl XXVI, starting for the Washington Redskins.

Business career[edit]

After retiring from the NFL, Mayhew attended Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated in 2000 with a J.D. degree. Mayhew initially was the Senior Vice President and later promoted to acting General Manager of the Detroit Lions after the firing of Matt Millen. On December 29, 2008 it was announced that Mayhew would be officially promoted to General Manager. Mayhew's first move as acting General Manager was the trade of wide receiver Roy Williams and a 7th round draft choice to the Dallas Cowboys for Dallas' 1st, 3rd and 6th round draft choices in the 2009 NFL draft. In the 2011 NFL Season, Mayhew's Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

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