Ed Martin (American Football)
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Ed Martin American Football
Ed Martin
No. 59
Personal information
Born: (1962-03-29) March 29, 1962 (age 58)
Evanston, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Evanston Township (IL)
College:Indiana State
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career USFL statistics
Games played:7
Player stats at NFL.com

Ed Martin (born March 29, 1962) is a former American football Linebacker in the United States Football League for the Los Angeles Express. He played college football at Indiana State University.

Early years

Martin attended Evanston Township High School, where he practiced football and basketball. As a senior, he received special mention All-State honors at defensive end. He also made the National Honor Society.

He accepted a football scholarship from Division I-AA Indiana State University. As a junior, he led the team with 121 tackles (78 solo) and 15 tackles for loss.[1]

As a senior, he registered 2 interceptions. He was the runner-up for the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year (behind Terry Taylor). Martin contributed to the school's having its best record (9-4), it first playoff appearance, its first ever Top 10 Division I-AA National ranking (5th) and reaching the quarterfinals, losing to Southern Illinois University.[2]

In 2009, he was inducted into the Indiana State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Professional career

Los Angeles Express (USFL)

Martin was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.[3] He also was selected by the Pittsburgh Maulers in the sixth round of the 1984 USFL Draft. On June 1, he opted to sign with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, after the Maulers traded his rights.[4] He was released on April 26, 1985.[5]

Indianapolis Colts

On March 24, 1986, he was signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts.[6] He decided to leave training camp on July 23.[7]


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  5. ^ "Express' Game With Portland Tonight Could Be End of Line for L.A Franchise". Retrieved 2019.
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