Doug Martin (running back)

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Doug Martin
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Martin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015
No. 22 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Stockton (CA) St. Mary's
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Career history
Roster status: Suspended
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Rushing yards: 4,227
Rushing average: 4.2
Rushing touchdowns: 23
Receptions: 121
Receiving yards: 1,007
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Douglas Martin[1] (born January 13, 1989) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.[2] He played college football at Boise State.

Early life[edit]

Martin was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in Stockton, California, where he attended St. Mary's High School. He was a letterman in football and track. As a junior, Martin rushed 228 times for 1,950 yards and 18 touchdowns, earning first-team all-selection and all-area honors by the Stockton Record and All-San Joaquin accolades by Comcast Sports. During his senior season, he rushed for 1,234 yards on 171 carries and 14 touchdowns winning the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.[3]

In track & field, Martin recorded a personal-best time of 11.15 seconds in the 100-meter dash as a senior.[4] In addition, he also had top-jumps of 6.69 meters (21 ft, 11 in) in the long jump and 13.20 meters (43 ft, 3 in) in the triple jump.[5]

Martin had interest from bigger programs such as California and Oregon State, but committed to Boise State on December 14, 2006.[6]

College career[edit]

Martin (center) dives for a TD while playing for Boise State.

Martin attended Boise State University from 2007 to 2011, where he majored in business.[7] He finished his college career with 3,431 yards on 617 carries with 43 touchdowns.

As a senior in 2011, Martin was the MVP of the 2011 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas after returning the opening kickoff 100-yards for a touchdown and rushing for 151 yards and a touchdown.[8] Throughout his college career, Martin started 25-of-51 games at Boise State and was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2011 and All-Western Athletic Conference in 2010. Martin ranks third in school history with 43 rushing touchdowns and 48 total touchdowns, fifth with 3,431 rushing yards and sixth with 617 rushing attempts.[3][9] Martin was nicknamed "Muscle Hamster" by his Boise State teammates due to his strength and small size.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
223 lb
(101 kg)
4.55 s 4.16 s 6.79 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
28 reps X
All values from NFL Combine[11]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Martin with the 31st overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, making him the first player from Boise State University to be drafted by the Buccaneers.[12] On June 4, 2012, Martin signed a five-year contract, worth $6.787 million with the team. After a successful 2012 preseason with the Buccaneers, where he rushed for 97 yards on 27 carries to go with two rushing touchdowns, Martin was officially named as the team's starting running back entering the 2012 regular season by coach Greg Schiano.

2012 season[edit]

Martin at the 2013 Pro Bowl

On October 25, 2012, Martin rushed for 135 yards and one touchdown and caught three passes for 79 yards and one touchdown in a 36-17 win against the Minnesota Vikings. One week later, Martin rushed for 251 yards and tied the NFL record for rushing touchdowns in a half with four in a 42-32 road win against the Oakland Raiders. In the game, Martin became the first player in NFL history to score touchdown runs of 70-plus, 45-plus, and 65-plus yards in a game, and is the second player in league history (along with Mike Anderson) to run for 250+ yards and four touchdowns in a game (coincidentally, they both ran for exactly 251 yards and were both in their rookie seasons). Martin also broke the franchise records for rushing yardage and touchdowns in a game.[13]

At the end of the 2012 NFL regular season, Martin finished with over 1,450 yards rushing and nearly 500 yards receiving. His 1,926 yards from scrimmage in a single season ranks him second in Buccaneers' history behind James Wilder (2,229 yards from scrimmage). His 1,454 rushing yards broke the Buccaneers' single-season rookie rushing record that was previously held by Cadillac Williams (1,178 rushing yards). On January 4, 2013, Martin was announced as one of five finalists for the 2012 NFL rookie of the year award while earning a trip to the 2013 Pro Bowl as first alternate.[14]

2013 season[edit]

On September 15, 2013, in a game against the New Orleans Saints, Martin rushed for 144 yards on 29 carries. He suffered a shoulder injury against the Atlanta Falcons on October 20, 2013. He was placed on the season-ending injured reserve on November 8, 2013 because of a torn labrum.[15]

2015 season[edit]

Martin at the 2016 Pro Bowl

Before the season, the Buccaneers declined picking up the fifth-year option of Martin's rookie contract, which would have allowed him to become a free agent after the season.[16] In week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he ran for 235 yards on 27 carries, averaging 8.7 yards-per-attempt. Following Martin's resurgent season he was selected for the 2016 Pro Bowl, the second of his career, and became the first Buccaneers running back to be named a First-team All-Pro. He was also ranked 33rd on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[17]

2016 season[edit]

On March 9, 2016, Martin signed a five-year, $35.75 million contract extension, keeping him with the Buccaneers through the 2020 season.[18]

On December 28, 2016, Martin was suspended four games for violation of the NFL substance abuse policy. Martin's suspension will carry into the 2017 season. He made the announcement stating that he intends to enter a treatment facility after testing positive for Adderall.[19] As a result, he would not receive $15 million in guaranteed money.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 16 319 1,454 4.6 70T 11 49 472 9.6 64T 1 1 1
2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 6 127 456 3.6 28 1 12 66 5.5 13 0 2 1
2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 11 134 494 3.7 63 2 13 64 4.9 20 0 -- --
2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 16 288 1,402 4.9 84 6 33 271 8.2 25 1 5 5
2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 8 144 421 2.9 17 3 14 134 9.6 27 0 1 1
Total 57 57 1,012 4,227 4.2 84 23 121 1,007 8.3 62 2 9 8

NFL records[edit]

  • Most rushing touchdowns, one half: 4 (tied) (November 4, 2012 vs Oakland Raiders)

Buccaneers franchise records[edit]

  • Most rushing yards in a single game - 251 (November 4, 2012 vs Oakland Raiders)
  • Longest run - 84 yards (November 22, 2015 vs Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Most rushing yards by a rookie - 1,454
  • Most rushing touchdowns in a game - 4 (November 4, 2012 vs Oakland Raiders)
  • Most rushing touchdowns by a rookie - 11 (2012)
  • Most rushing yards per game in a career - 74.2[21]

Personal life[edit]

Martin, alongside Jason Witten and Charles Tillman during a visit in Hawaii to wounded veterans

Martin visited youth at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and sang holiday carols to residents at Westminster Palms retirement home in December 2012.[22][23]

On May 4, 2017, Martin was injured in a car accident in Tampa, Florida. His injuries were not too serious, but required stitches for a cut on his chin.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Birth Index. "Douglas Matthewbaran Martin, Born 01/13/1989 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NFL Draft Scout". NFL Draft Scout. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin". 
  4. ^ "2007 Standford Inv HS Results". www.bvtrack.com. 
  5. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/doug-martin-11248/
  6. ^ "Recruiting Football Team News, Scout". recruiting.scout.com. 
  7. ^ JIM TROTTER (November 26, 2012). "Hamster, Daaamn!". Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Boise St. cruises to easy bowl win in Las Vegas against Arizona St". Scores.espn.go.com. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  9. ^ "Doug Martin College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. 
  10. ^ Smith, Michael David (6 November 2012). "Doug Martin: I can’t shake Muscle Hamster, "worst nickname ever"". ProFootballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Doug Martin". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  12. ^ Tust, Jay (2012-04-26). "Doug Martin drafted by the Buccaneers | KTVB.COM Boise". Ktvb.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  13. ^ "Doug Martin shatters Tampa Bay Buccaneers' records". National Football League. 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  14. ^ "Martin on Rookie of the Year Short List". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (23 October 2013). "Doug Martin: Shoulder injury won’t end season". 
  16. ^ Patra, Kevin (May 4, 2015). "Buccaneers decline fifth-year option of Doug Martin". NFL.com. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  17. ^ "'Top 100 Players of 2016': No. 33 Doug Martin". NFL.com. 
  18. ^ "Doug Martin agrees to five-year deal with Buccaneers". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  19. ^ Patra, Kevin (December 28, 2016). "Doug Martin suspended four games, entering rehab". NFL.com. 
  20. ^ ago, Brad Berreman3 hours (2017-06-22). "Doug Martin suspension costs him guaranteed money". FanSided. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  21. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rushing Career Leaders". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin". 
  23. ^ "Rookies Relate to Kids at St. Joseph’s Hospital". 
  24. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Doug Martin has car accident, suffers minor injuries". NFL. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 

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