Orion Martin

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Orion Martin
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-02) September 2, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Danville, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

David Orion Martin (born September 2, 1985 in Danville, Virginia) is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Martin has also been a member of the Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

After high school, he played defensive end at Hargrave Prep School for one semester to qualify for college. He attended George Washington High School, Danville, Virginia, prior to that. As a senior, had three sacks, eight receptions for 190 yards and one interception. He was named first-team all-Western Valley as a senior. He also lettered in basketball as a forward.

College career[edit]

In 2008, Martin was named Second-team All-ACC after playing 14 games and making 56 tackles (13 for losses) and 7.5 sacks for the Hokies. In 2007 Martin moved into the starting lineup at end and had 58 total tackles, including 10.5 behind the line along with 15 hurries and 6.5 sacks. He also batted down five passes and caused a team-high three fumbles. In 2006, he contributed 29 tackles on the season, including 1.5 sacks. The year before, 2005, he played in all 13 games and made 23 tackles, seven quarterback hurries and three passes broken up. In 2004 Martin joined the team as a walk-on for spring practice. He posted a 350-pound bench, a 550-pound back squat and a 34-inch vertical jump in spring testing and also turned in the best 40 by a defensive end during spring testing with a clocking of 4.52 seconds. In 2004, he attended Norfolk State University for 2004 spring semester, after finishing up at prep school

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-3⅜ * 262 * 4.74 * 1.57 * 2.69 * 4.53 ** 7.21 ** 31½" ** 9'01" ** 24 * 23 *
* represents NFL Combine **represents Virginia Pro Day

Bench presses 400 pounds.[1][2]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Martin was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2009. The Dolphins moved Martin from defensive end to inside linebacker. He was waived on August 24.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Martin was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on August 25, 2009 when the team released wide receiver Eric Fowler.[3] He was waived on September 4, 2009.


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