|Date of birth||October 21, 1970|
|Place of birth||Missouri City, Texas|
|Date of death||November 20, 2012|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|1996||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
Originally playing with the powerhouse University of Miami Hurricanes, Patton ran into legal trouble. He received probation for credit card fraud and later had an altercation with police after a car accident (Patton lost most of his family in automotive accidents) His promising opportunity ended when he was dropped by the Hurricanes and he finished his college at Texas A&I. He led the Javelinas in rushing yards, with 876, in 1992 and was a Lone Star Conference all-star.
He played professional football with the CFL expansion Shreveport Pirates in 1994, leading the team with 659 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. In 1995, he rushed for over 1,000 yards (1040) and was 3rd best rusher in the league. He finished his career in 1996 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Martin died in a car accident November 20, 2012 in Shelby County, Texas.
- FANBASE entry: Martin Patton[permanent dead link]
- Martin Patton statistics
- Miami's Patton gets 3 years Probation, The News - June 9, 1992
- COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Banned Miami Player Split by Instincts, Law and Big Game, New York Times, November 14, 1991
- Hurricane Warriors - NFL U 1990-1999 Archived 2012-09-18 at the Wayback Machine.
- Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas 2011 Media Guide
- 1995 CFL Record Book
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- CFL Regular Season All-Time Records Archived 2012-09-16 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Center man, woman die in Shelby County crash after striking tree". Lufkin Daily News. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.