Martin was born on January 13, 1989 in Oakland, California. As a junior at St. Mary’s High School, Martin had 1,950 rushing yards and 18 TDs. He added 1,234 yards and 14 TDs as a senior.
While he had offers from programs such as the University of California and Oregon State University, Martin committed to Boise State University.
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
Despite rushing for 765 yards and 15 TDs as a sophomore, Martin was not the full-time starter until his junior seasons. As a junior, he rushed for 1,260 yards and had 14 total TDs on the season. He was second in the Western Athletic Conference that season in rushing yards.
As a senior, when the team moved to the Mountain West Conference, Martin was second in the conference again with 1,299 rushing yards and was second in the conference with 16 rushing TDs.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Martin was drafted by the Buccaneers with the 31st pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
As a rookie, Martin was fifth in the league with 1,454 rushing yards. This was most rushing yards by a rookie in the franchise’s history. The previous record was held by Cadillac Williams who ran for 1,178 as a rookie.
He was named an alternate to the Pro-Bowl as a rookie and was named one of the five finalists for the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
After six games in 2013, Martin was placed on the season-ending injured-reserve. In six games, Martin rushed for 456 yards and one TD.
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