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Curtis Martin | Running Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (44) / 5/1/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 3 (74) / NE

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Former Jets and Patriots RB Curtis Martin was one of six players elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Also selected for enshrinement were DT Cortez Kennedy, OT Willie Roaf, C Dermontti Dawson and DE Chris Doleman. DB Jack Butler was voted in by the senior committee. Fourth all-time with 14,101 rushing yards, Martin also tallied 3,329 receiving yards and 100 total touchdowns in a career that featured a first-team All-Pro selection at the age of 31 and five Pro Bowl nods. Amongst the most notable omissions from this year's class are WR Cris Carter, WR Tim Brown, RB Jerome Bettis and coach/executive Bill Parcells. Sat, Feb 4, 2012 06:13:00 PM

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The New York Daily News' Gary Myers is "optimistic" that former Jets and Patriots RB Curtis Martin will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2012.

This was his first year of eligibility, and with Marshall Faulk also on the ballot for the first time, Martin wasn't considered terribly likely to get in. He received more votes than Jerome Bettis, however, and with 10 1,000-yard seasons under his belt, he should find himself enshrined in the next few years.
Sat, Feb 5, 2011 08:34:00 PM

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was seen having dinner with retired RB Curtis Martin on Wednesday.

Blank may be exploring the idea of hiring Martin to the front office. "It was clearly business," the restaurant manager said. "It wasn't two old buddies getting together. It appeared that Curtis was coming into town to see Arthur." There has been talk that GM Rich McKay's job may be on the line this year.
Fri, Sep 7, 2007 11:17:00 AM

Recently retired RB Curtis Martin is eying the front office of an NFL team.

The Jets’ all-time leading rusher is reportedly "very close" to becoming an NFL owner but declined to say what team or the amount of his ownership stake.
Fri, Jul 27, 2007 08:48:00 AM

Curtis Martin announced his retirement from football.

A bone-on-bone condition ultimately brought Martin's career to an end, just two years after arguably the best season of his career. The NFL's fourth all-time leading rusher will likely make the Hall of Fame, but may have to wait a year or two because of the amount of great players retiring recently.
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 08:57:00 AM

Curtis Martin will announce his retirement this week, according to the NY Post.

Perhaps one of the most underrated running backs of all-time, Martin has not played since the 2005 season due to a bone-on-bone condition in his right knee.
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 10:21:00 AM

Jets activated Curtis Martin from the PUP list.

This is expected to be a precursor to Martin officially announcing his retirement.
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 11:06:00 AM

Curtis Martin recently re-did his contract.

Martin agreed to void the 2008 and 2009 seasons and reduced his salary for this year from $3.25 million to the veteran's minimum of $820,000. The Jets had been well under the salary cap but Martin is probably bracing to retire and wanted to make sure he wasn't any extra burden on the organization.
Fri, Jun 8, 2007 08:47:00 PM

Citing "several well-placed sources," the New York Post disputes a New York Daily News story from Saturday that Curtis Martin is planning a comeback.

Martin is reportedly planning to make his retirement official, not working to play football again. He has a career-ending bone-on-bone condition in his knee and is expected to retire at some point before training camp.
Sun, Jun 3, 2007 10:13:00 AM

The New York Daily News reports Curtis Martin may make a comeback.

Martin knows the prospect of playing again is a long shot, but apparently doesn't plan to retire without one final stand. The last we heard, Martin had a bone-on-bone condition in his knee but he says he's stayed in shape and could decide whether to go through with the comeback by training camp.
Sat, Jun 2, 2007 10:01:00 AM

Curtis Martin has been working out twice a week at the Jets' training facility and has maintained his playing weight of 206 pounds.

"I'm just keeping my options open and just trying to make sure I stay in shape," Martin told the NY Daily News. It would still be a surprise if the Jets' all-time leading rusher doesn't announce his retirement by June 1.
Fri, May 4, 2007 10:44:00 AM

Curtis Martin is expected to announce his retirement by June 1.

Martin has said repeatedly that his career is all but over but hasn't filed the necessary paperwork to make his retirement official.
Tue, Mar 27, 2007 12:23:00 PM

Curtis Martin's retirement announcement may not come until the new league year.

"I believe that we're going to wait until afterwards so we can sit down and brainstorm on when the best time is for myself and for the team," Martin said. For salary cap purposes, it may be best for the Jets and Martin to delay the announcement.
Source: Newsday
Fri, Jan 26, 2007 09:23:00 AM

Curtis Martin admitted again Monday that he isn't likely to play football as a pro in 2007.

"The tough part was just accepting that my career is probably over," Martin said. "Everything else was easy. When I spoke to the team about a week ago, I told them, 'My enjoyment now is living through you guys vicariously.'"
Mon, Jan 8, 2007 04:23:00 PM

Curtis Martin is expected to announce his retirement this offseason.

Martin is currently giving speeches to Jets players and instruction on the practice field. He has reiterated publicly that his career is likely over.
Sat, Dec 23, 2006 12:13:00 PM

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