Markelle Martin
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Markelle Martin
Markelle Martin
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Martin with Oklahoma State in 2011
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Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1990-06-20) June 20, 1990 (age 30)
Wichita Falls, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:S. H. Rider
(Wichita Falls, Texas)
College:Oklahoma State
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Markelle Martin (born June 20, 1990) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Oklahoma State and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Martin suffered numerous injuries over the course of his career and ended up never taking a snap of NFL football.[clarification needed] He currently serves as a coach at Burkburnett High School.

Early years

Martin attended S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. He played both safety and wide receiver. As a senior, he had 81 tackles and five interceptions. He was a first-team 4A all-state selection as a senior after leading Rider to a 12-2 record and was voted as his district's defensive player of the year.

College career

2008

As a freshman in 2008, Martin played in eleven games and had four tackles and broke up four passes. He broke up a pass and blocked a punt against Missouri State.

2009

As a sophomore in 2009 he started 11 games, missing two with an injury. He finished fifth on the team with 45 tackles, and second on the team with 11 pass break-ups. His most productive game of the season came in the Cotton Bowl with nine tackles and a pass break-up in the defense's impressive outing against Ole Miss.

2010

As a junior in 2010, Martin started all 13 games of the season. He had 55 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. The touchdown was a 62-yard return during the 2010 Alamo Bowl. He also recorded 4 tackles during the game and was named the Defensive Player of the Game.[1]

Following the 2010 season, Martin was named the Nate Fleming Award winner. The award is given to Oklahoma State student-athletes who overcome struggles to excel both on the field and in the classroom.

2011

Martin again started all 13 contests of the season, finishing his career by starting in 37 straight contests. For the season, Martin had 74 tackles, 11 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and one recovered. He was named as a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist and earned All-Big 12 first team honors. He also was selected as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

Professional career

Tennessee Titans

Martin was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round (190th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year deal with the Titans on May 18, 2012.[2] On August 27, 2013, Martin was waived/injured by the Titans.[3] On August 28, 2013, he cleared waivers and was placed on the Titans' injured reserve list.

Toronto Argonauts

Martin was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on March 27, 2014.[4] He was released on June 13, 2014.

References

  1. ^ 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/18/titans-agree-to-terms-with-markelle-martin/
  3. ^ Alper, Josh (August 27, 2013). "Titans move Kevin Walter to regular season PUP in first round of cuts". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "ARGONAUTS SIGN FOUR ON DEFENCE, ONE ON OFFENCE". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved .

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