David Martin (American football)
David Martin No. -- Free Agent Tight end Personal information Date of birth: March 13, 1979 Place of birth: Fort Campbell, Kentucky Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg) Career information College: Tennessee NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 198 Debuted in 2001 for the Green Bay Packers Career history Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008 Receptions 152 Receiving yards 1,519 Receiving TDs 14 Stats at NFL.com
David Earl Martin (born March 13, 1979 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.
Martin did not play football until his final two years at Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia, yet was rated as the ninth-best prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep at the end of his senior season. He received all-district and All-Tidewater Area honors, in addition to being named as the conference offensive player of the year as a senior, when he caught 35 passes for 690 yards and 11 touchdowns. Aside from being a wide receiver, he was a free safety on defense.
Martin was also a four-time letterman for the school's basketball team, averaging double figures in points his final two seasons.
Green Bay Packers
Martin was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft with the intentions of converting him to a tight end. He spent most of his Packers career backing up Bubba Franks. Altogether he played six years for the Packers making 87 receptions for 766 yards and nine touchdowns.
On March 5, 2007 Martin signed a three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The team signed him to replace Randy McMichael who was released. During his first year with the Dolphins he started all 15 games he played in making 34 receptions and two touchdowns.
Serving as the Dolphins' second tight end behind Anthony Fasano in 2008, Martin caught 31 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns.
Martin was waived on December 8, 2009 from the Dolphins, and was resigned by the Dolphins on August 6, 2010. He was cut on September 4, 2010.
Green Bay Packers 2001 NFL Draft selections
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