Wayne Martin (American football)

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Wayne Martin
No. 93
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-10-26) October 26, 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth: Forrest City, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Cherry Valley (AR) Cross Co.
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 596
Sacks: 82.5
Forced fumbles: 12
Player stats at NFL.com

Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints from 1989 to 1999.

In high school at Cross County High, he led his team to an undefeated record as a Senior. He attended the University of Arkansas and finished his career with 37 TFL and 25.5 sacks. His TFL rank 3rd and his sacks rank 1st in school history.[1] Martin was a first team All Southwest Conference selection in 1988, as well as an All-American, anchoring the Razorbacks defense that helped win the 1988 SWC championship, finishing 10-2 on the season.

He was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 1989 NFL draft.

Martin amassed a total of 82.5 quarterback sacks, which currently stands as the 2nd most career sacks with the Saints behind linebacker teammate Rickey Jackson, Martin was inducted into the "New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame" in 2003 with Jim Dombrowski.

Martin wore uniform number 93.