Tee Martin

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Tee Martin
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Martin visits the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2010
USC Trojans
Position: Offensive Coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Mobile (AL) Williamson
College: Tennessee
NFL draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

As player:

Career NFL statistics
Completion %: 37.5
TDINT: 0–1
Passing yards: 69
Passer rating: 25.3
Rushing yards: 36
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Completion %: 42.1
TDINT: 1–4
Passing yards: 458
Passer rating: 43.2
Rushing yards: 64

Tamaurice Nigel "Tee" Martin (born July 25, 1978) is an American football coach and former quarterback who played in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He is the current offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans.

College career[edit]

Martin was a backup to Peyton Manning during his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Tennessee. During his junior season, Martin led the 1998 Tennessee Volunteers football team to a 13–0 record and a Fiesta Bowl victory over Florida State University, winning the school its first NCAA Division I-A national football championship since 1951.[1] He was teammates with running back Jamal Lewis in his early years at Tennessee and Peerless Price, who each went on to play in the NFL.

In the 1998 season, Martin broke the NCAA record for consecutive completions.[1] Against South Carolina, Martin completed his first 24 passes, thus broken by Dominique Davis formerly of East Carolina who completed 23 in a row. Combined with a completion the previous week against Alabama, Martin's string of 24 completions set the new record.

In 1999, Martin led the Vols to their second consecutive BCS bowl. During Martin's two years as a starter at Tennessee, the Vols were undefeated against 5 of his main conference rivals, (2–0 vs Alabama, 2–0 vs Auburn, 2–0 vs Georgia, 2–0 vs Vanderbilt, 2-0 vs Kentucky, and 1–1 vs Florida).

Professional career[edit]

Martin was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2] In 2004, Martin retired as an Oakland Raider after four NFL seasons. Martin spent one season in the NFL Europe league.[1] During the 2002 season, he led the Rhein Fire to a league best 7–3 record. The Fire lost in the World Bowl, falling 20–26 to the Berlin Thunder.

As one of six quarterbacks chosen before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft, Martin was profiled in the 2011 ESPN documentary, "Brady 6".

Martin owns Playmakers Sports, a company specializing in sports event planning, quarterback training, and skills development and is a college football expert on Comcast Sports Southeast program Talkin' Football. He is a quarterback coach for the Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Camps, Nike Football Training Camps, and has trained many high school and Division 1 quarterbacks. In 2008, Martin created the "Dual Threat" Quarterback Camp and Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coaching career[edit]

After one year as quarterbacks coach at New Mexico under Mike Locksley, Martin accepted the wide receivers coaching position at the University of Kentucky to join new head coach Joker Phillips.

In February 2012, Martin was announced as the new wide receivers coach for the University of Southern California. He had been linked with jobs at both Alabama and Oregon previously. News of his hiring at USC was broken by a tweet by Matt Barkley. Martin replaced Ted Gilmore who left to take a job at the Oakland Raiders.


Martin was born and raised in Mobile, AL. He is now[when?] married to the former Toya Rodriguez, a recording artist known professionally as Toya.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tee Martin bio". University of Kentucky. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tee Martin". Pro-Footbal-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 

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