David Martin (American football)
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|Date of birth:||March 13, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Fort Campbell, Kentucky|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 198|
|Career NFL statistics|
David Earl Martin (born March 13, 1979) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.
Martin did not play football until his final two years at Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia, yet was rated as the ninth-best prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep at the end of his senior season. He received all-district and All-Tidewater Area honors, in addition to being named as the conference offensive player of the year as a senior, when he caught 35 passes for 690 yards and 11 touchdowns. Aside from being a wide receiver, he was a free safety on defense.
Martin was also a four-time letterman for the school's basketball team, averaging double figures in points his final two seasons.
Green Bay Packers
Martin was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft with the intentions of converting him to a tight end. He spent most of his Packers career backing up Bubba Franks. Altogether he played six years for the Packers making 87 receptions for 766 yards and nine touchdowns.
On March 5, 2007 Martin signed a three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The team signed him to replace Randy McMichael who was released. During his first year with the Dolphins he started all 15 games he played in making 34 receptions and two touchdowns.
Serving as the Dolphins' second tight end behind Anthony Fasano in 2008, Martin caught 31 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns.
Martin was waived on December 8, 2009 from the Dolphins, and was re-signed by the Dolphins on August 6, 2010. He was cut on September 4, 2010.