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Derrick Martin

Derrick Martin

Team Number: 29
Birth Date: 12/31/1969
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 198lbs.
Position: Safety
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RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd, 2011

Derrick Martin was raised in Colorado. At Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Derrick Martin was a varsity athlete in three sports in addition to being an honors student.

On the football team, Derrick Martin was widely recognized for his talents. He received All-Colorado and All-State Class 5A honors for his work as a quarterback and runningback. Additionally, Derrick Martin racked up impressive stats including competing 96-of-185 passes totaling 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also made 138 rushes tallying 830 yards and three touchdowns. This earned him the honor of MVP of the Denver league his senior year. Derrick Martin brought his high school football team to state quarterfinals and semifinals as well.

Derrick Martin played college ball for Wyoming. By the time he was done after three seasons, Derrick Martin had competed in 30 games with 24 starts as a cornerback. Derrick Martin's career totals were 134 tackles--92 of which were individual--21 passes defensed, 6 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and two sacks.

In 2006, Derrick Martin was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. He played in 8 games and ended his first NFL season with 5 tackles. In 2007, Derrick Martin played in all 16 games with 3 starts. Derrick Martin had 23 solo tackles, 3 combined, 2 interceptions, and 17 special teams tackles.

In 2008, Derrick Martin missed one game due to a suspension and went on to miss others with a shoulder injury. In 2009, Derrick Martin competed in 14 games and 1 start despite an ankle injury. By season's end, he was ranked second on the team for special teams tackles (21).



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