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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin celebrated his Northern California homecoming with a record-setting day Sunday against the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum. Martin rushed for a team-record 251 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, leading the Bucs to a 42-32 victory over the Raiders. He broke James Wilder's record of 219 yards that had stood since 1983. "I've got to step back and just look at it," Martin said. "It's surreal right now. I'm just doing my job. I'm honored." Martin was born in Oakland and lived there for the first five years of his life before moving to the Northern California city of Stockton. He had more than 60 family members, friends and former teammates in the stands, cheering him on. "It means everything to me, having my friends and family out here supporting me," said Martin, a first-round draft pick this year out of Boise State. "This is an awesome feeli...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Rookie RB Doug Martin was expected to be a large part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense this season under first-year head coach Greg Schiano. After a slow start, Martin is starting to hit his stride and on Sunday, turned in a record setting effort against the Oakland Raiders. The player affectionately known as the “Muscle Hampster”, muscled his way to 251 yards on the ground...
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin turned in a fantasy masterpiece Sunday against Oakland. On 25 carries, Martin rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:All four of his end zone visits occurred in the second half and three of them were from at least 45 yards out. Martin might be the favorite for NFL Rookie of the Year honors after this stunning performance.
The guy we featured as the Week Nine Fantasy Football Roundup cover boy? That's Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin. We featured him because he was coming off a few monster games (in fact, he had the most fantasy points for running backs over the previous three weeks), and expected him to have another big day today against the Oakland Raiders. And he certainly...
Doug Martin ran home.
And ran, and ran, and ran.
The Buccaneers rookie running back, a native of nearby Stockton, Calif., rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns to lead Tampa Bay to a 42-32 victory at Oakland on Sunday.
Playing before more than 60 family and friends, Martin joined Denvers Mike Anderson as the only backs with at least 250 yards rushing and four TDs in a single...
TAMPA BAY (42) d OAKLAND (32)
The Headline: Doug Martin destroys the Raiders
Does anyone still doubt the theory that running back is the easiest position to come into the league and have an immediate impact? Taken 31st overall in April’s draft, Buccaneers rookie Doug Martin ploughed through the ‘vaunted’ Raiders defense for a total of 251 yards and 4 touchdowns...
There were concerns after Pro-Bowl guard Nicks went down for the rest of the season. People were saying that the statement game against Minnesota was now also the swan song for Doug Martin and his season. Well just letting you all know the Martin show might have been cancelled but it looks like this one will survive it’s first season. One week in without Nicks and Martin...
Both Luck (left) and Martin (right) were on their ‘A’ game yesterday, earning places in the record books with their performances.
This past Sunday was clearly the day for rookie standouts. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 433 yards and two touchdowns, topping the previous rookie record for yardage of 422 set by Cam Newton last season and becoming just...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rookie running back Doug Martin rushed for a team-record 251 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum on Sunday. Martin scored on runs of 45 and 67 yards in the third quarter and 70 yards and 1 yard in the fourth, as the Bucs roared back from a 10-7 halftime deficit...
After a sluggish start that included a blocked Connor Barth field goal, the Buccaneers relied on a rookie to get them going. Running back Doug Martin would set team records in route to a 42-32 victory over the Oakland Raiders. The Bucs would jump ahead of Oakland 7-3 in the second quarter after Josh Freeman hit Vincent Jackson in the end zone from 20 yards out.But with under two...
It has always been said that NFL rookies will eventually hit that dreaded “Rookie Wall” at some point during their first season. These rookies are used to playing 12 games throughout high school and college, so between the weekly grind of playing 16 games in the NFL, as well as learning and going through so much both physically and emotionally, you can see why many rookies struggle...
There is no other way to lead a recap of Sunday’s games than with a discussion of Doug Martin’s effort. I spent the week talking about how the loss of the best guard in football may have an impact on this line (lets give Tampa’s o-line some credit, too) and the run game. Martin and his teammates proved me wrong on game day. Oakland fought valiantly to stay in this game, but...