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Sam Martin | Punter | #6

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Appalachian State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (165) / DET
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Lions signed P Sam Martin to a four-year, $13.6 million extension through 2020.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Martin is now the third highest-paid punter in the league. He's been punting footballs for the Lions since the 2013 season. Sep 9 - 12:08 PM

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Lions agreed to terms with No. 165 overall pick P Sam Martin on a four-year contract.

Martin and Blake Clingan will compete for the Lions' punting job.
Thu, May 9, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Lions selected Appalachian State P Sam Martin with the No. 165 overall pick.

Yes, a 1-AA punter. Martin becomes the first punter the Lions have drafted since 1984, when they took Mike Saxon. He was a first-team All-American last season, having 25 of his 60 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. Out of his 71 kickoffs, 45 went for touchbacks. Last year's incumbent, Nick Harris, is an unrestricted free agent that the Lions have shown no interest in re-signing.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:28:00 PM

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