Sam Martin (American football)
|No. 6 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||February 27, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Fayetteville, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Fayetteville (GA) Starr's Mill|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016|
Sam Joseph Martin (born February 27, 1990) is an American football punter for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round (165th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
In his senior season, he was selected to the Associated Press All-America First team. He also was named to the first-team all-America by College Sports Journal and third-team all-America by The Sports Network in his Senior season.
In Week 12 of the 2015 season, Martin was awarded as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for 4 punts totaling 181 yards and only 3 punt return yards.
Martin signed a four-year contract extension with the Lions on September 9, 2016.
- "Appalachian State Mountaineers Profile". appstatesports.com.
- "Lions' Martin wins NFC award; Tulloch honored, too". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
- Shook, Nick (September 9, 2016). "Theo Riddick, Sam Martin agree to Lions extensions". NFL.com. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
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