Posted September 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
Curtis Martin was decked out in a Jets green tie and shoes, looking sharp as ever on another big day for the Hall of Fame running back. The Jets were set to retire his No. 28 jersey at halftime of New York's season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Martin, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month, will join three of the biggest names in franchise history - Joe Namath (No. 12), Don Maynard (13) and Joe Klecko (73) - as the only players to receive the prestigious honor. ''Words can't express it,'' a smiling Martin said before the game. ''I almost feel just like the Hall of Fame. There's a part of this that's almost even bigger than the Hall of Fame because it's the hometown, the crowd I played in front of for all these years.'' The whole idea had Martin pretty excited, something he said usually wouldn't happen for him until he ran out of the tunnel before a game. He'll also receive his Hall of Fame ring during the ceremony at MetLife Stadium. ''I nev...
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