Tee Martin

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Tee Martin
Tee Martin visits Kentucky National Guard.jpg
Martin visits the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2010.
Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Mobile (AL) Williamson
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
Debuted in 2001 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 2005 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Coaching debut in 2006 for the Morehouse Maroon Tigers
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

As player:

Career NFL statistics
Completion % 37.5
TDINT 0–1
Passing yards 69
Passer rating 25.3
Rushing yards 36
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Completion % 42.1
TDINT 1–4
Passing yards 458
Passer rating 43.2
Rushing yards 64
Stats at CFL.ca

Tamaurice Nigel "Tee" Martin (born July 25, 1978) is an American football coach and former quarterback who played in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He is the current wide receivers coach for the University of Southern California Trojans.

College career[edit]

Martin was a backup to Peyton Manning during his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Tennessee. During his junior season, Martin led the 1998 Tennessee Volunteers football team to a 13–0 record and a Fiesta Bowl victory over Florida State University, winning the school its first NCAA Division I-A national football championship since 1951.[1] He was teammates with running back Jamal Lewis in his early years at Tennessee and Peerless Price, who each went on to play in the NFL.

In the 1998 season, Martin broke the NCAA record for consecutive completions.[1] Against South Carolina, Martin completed his first 23 passes, thus broken by Dominique Davis formerly of East Carolina who completed 26 in a row. Combined with a completion the previous week against Alabama, Martin's string of 24 completions set the new record.

In 1999, Martin led the Vols to their second consecutive BCS bowl. During Martin's two years as a starter at Tennessee, the Vols were undefeated against 5 of his main conference rivals, (2–0 vs Alabama, 2–0 vs Auburn, 2–0 vs Georgia, 2–0 vs Vanderbilt, 2-0 vs Kentucky, and 1–1 vs Florida).

Professional career[edit]

Martin was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2] In 2004, Martin retired as an Oakland Raider after four NFL seasons. Martin spent one season in the NFL Europe league.[1] During the 2002 season, he led the Rhein Fire to a league best 7–3 record. The Fire lost in the World Bowl, falling 20–26 to the Berlin Thunder.

As one of six quarterbacks chosen before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft, Martin was profiled in the 2011 ESPN documentary, "Brady 6".

Martin owns Playmakers Sports, a company specializing in sports event planning, quarterback training, and skills development and is a college football expert on Comcast Sports Southeast program Talkin' Football. He is a quarterback coach for the Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Camps, Nike Football Training Camps, and has trained many high school and Division 1 quarterbacks. In 2008, Martin created the "Dual Threat" Quarterback Camp and Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coaching career[edit]

After one year as quarterbacks coach at New Mexico under Mike Locksley, Martin accepted the wide receivers coaching position at the University of Kentucky to join new head coach Joker Phillips.

In February 2012, Martin was announced as the new wide receivers coach for the University of Southern California. He had been linked with jobs at both Alabama and Oregon previously. News of his hiring at USC was broken by a tweet by Matt Barkley. Martin replaced Ted Gilmore who left to take a job at the Oakland Raiders.

In December 2014, Martin was linked to the head coach opening at UNLV.[3]

Video games[edit]

Martin appeared in a short season preview for NCAA Football 99 where a virtual rendering of himself throws a long pass for a touchdown.

Personal[edit]

Martin was born and raised in Mobile, AL. He is now married to the former Toya Rodriguez, a recording artist known professionally as Toya.[1] They have two sons, Kaden & Cannon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tee Martin bio". University of Kentucky. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tee Martin". Pro-Footbal-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Football Coaching Carousel". CBS Sports]. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • 1999 Tennessee Volunteers Football Media Guide

External links[edit]

Tee Martin's Official Lost Lettermen Interviews


Preceded by
Peyton Manning
Tennessee Volunteers
Starting Quarterbacks

1998–1999
Succeeded by
A. J. Suggs