Tony Martin (American football)

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Tony Martin
No. 80, 81
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-09-05) September 5, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Mesa State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 5 / Pick: 126
Debuted in 1990
Last played in 2001
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 593
Receiving Yards 9,065
Touchdowns 56
Stats at NFL.com

Tony Derrick Martin (born September 5, 1965 in Miami, Florida), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 1989 NFL Draft. A 6'1", 177-lb. wide receiver from Mesa State College.

Career[edit]

Tony Martin was a 6'1" wide receiver out of Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. The New York Jets grabbed him with their fifth round pick of the 1989 NFL Draft. Martin, however, did not make the opening day roster in New York, and was placed on waivers. The Dolphins picked him up as a free agent prior to the 1990 NFL season.

Martin appeared in all 16 games that season for the Dolphins, starting five. He caught 29 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned 26 punts for Miami, for 140 yards.

He again played every game for Miami in 1991, catching 27 total passes for 434 yards and two touchdowns. On two occasions that season Martin would eclipse the 100-yard barrier.

1992 would again see Martin appear in every game for the Dolphins, starting three and catching 33 passes for 553 yards and two touchdowns.

Martin was limited by injuries to 12 games in 1993. He only caught 20 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns. He did manage to log his third career 100-yard game, with a then career high 110 yards against the Washington Redskins in week four. The Dolphins won the game, 17-10.

The San Diego Chargers acquired Martin during the 1994 offseason, and in four years with the club, Martin caught 288 passes for 4,184 yards and 33 touchdowns. In 1996, he led the NFL with 14 touchdowns and received his only Pro Bowl invitation.

After joining the Atlanta Falcons for the 1998 season, Martin gained 1,181 yards on 66 passes, six of them for touchdowns. The Dolphins reacquired him prior to the 1999 season.

Martin had his best Miami season in 1999, catching 67 passes for 1,037 yards and five touchdowns. 2000 would see the 35 year-old receiver's skills start to decline, and his stats reflected it, as he caught only 26 passes for 393 yards that year.

Martin rejoined the Falcons for the 2001 season, gaining 548 yards on 37 passes.

Martin started 26 games for the Dolphins over six seasons and appeared in 86 overall for the team. He totalled 202 catches for 3,152 yards and 14 touchdowns.

NFL stats[edit]

Receiving[1]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdown First Down Fumble Fumble Lost
1990 MIA 16 29 388 13.4 45 2 0 0 0
1991 MIA 16 27 434 16.1 54 2 16 0 0
1992 MIA 16 33 553 16.8 55 2 26 1 0
1993 MIA 12 20 347 17.4 80 3 14 1 1
1994 SD 16 50 885 17.7 99 7 39 0 0
1995 SD 16 90 1,224 13.6 51 6 60 3 3
1996 SD 16 85 1,171 13.8 55 14 59 0 0
1997 SD 16 63 904 14.3 72 6 45 0 0
1998 ATL 16 66 1,181 17.9 62 6 56 0 0
1999 MIA 16 67 1,037 15.5 69 5 51 0 0
2000 MIA 10 26 393 15.1 44 0 19 0 0
2001 ATL 11 37 548 14.8 63 3 29 0 0
Career 177 593 9,065 15.3 99 56 414 5 4

Returning Stats[1]

Year Team Games Punt Return Attempts Punt Return Yards Punts Returned for Touchdown Punts Fair Caught Longest Punt Return Kickoff Return Attempts Kickoff Return Yards Kickoffs Returned for Touchdown Kickoffs Fair Caught Longest Kickoff Return
1990 MIA 16 26 140 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0
1991 MIA 16 1 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
1992 MIA 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 SD 16 0 0 0 0 0 8 167 0 0 29
Career 64 28 150 0 0 35 8 167 0 0 29

Rushing Stats[1]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Down Fumbles Fumbles Lsot
1990 MIA 16 1 8 8.0 8 0 0 0 0
1992 MIA 16 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 0 0 0
1993 MIA 12 1 6 6.0 6 0 0 0 0
1994 SD 16 2 -9 -4.5 4 0 0 1 0
1999 MIA 16 1 -6 -6.0 -6 0 0 0 0
Career 177 6 -3 -0.5 8 0 0 1 0

Personal life[edit]

He is divorced from actress LisaRaye McCoy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tony Martin Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 27 March 2014.