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Hall of Famer Curtis Martin is happy the Jets retained Rex Ryan

Curtis Martin played for the Patriots and the Jets, which makes him one of the few people in this world willing to admit he has a rooting interest in both rival franchises. Saturday, as Martin entered Radio City Music Hall for the NFL's awards show, the Hall of Fame running back was asked to assess the direction in which he thought the Jets were headed. The Jets went 8-8 in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin: From Troubled Youth to Hall of Fame

Curtis Martin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4, 2012. However, his induction speech seemed to have stopped time and will forever be remembered as one of the greatest stories ever told by any professional athlete. At a time when player arrests and off-the-field transgressions are at an all-time high, we sometimes forget about the truly heroic, inspirational...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Martin's candid speech caps HOF ceremony

CANTON, Ohio A night of humility at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ended with 28 minutes of inspiration. That somehow seems more than appropriate. The 2012 class of inductees Willie Roaf, Jack Butler, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Dermontti Dawson and Curtis Martin enjoyed their moment, but none wallowed in it. And the most moving and emotional speech of all was not a player...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Jets: From Green to Gold; Curtis Martin inducted to HOF

Curtis Martin always looked dapper in green; though today he will be wearing the distinguished gold jacket in the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The NFLs 4th all-time leading rusher claims his rightful spot in Canton, Ohio. The arduous journey to Canton began in Pittsburgh, where Martin experienced a tumultuous childhood. When he was 9, his grandmother, Eleanor Johnson...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Football never a favorite with Curtis Martin

(Eds: Sixth in a series of Hall of Fame previews) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer For a guy who didn't really want to play football as a kid, Curtis Martin sure has run a long way. All the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Martin enters the Canton, Ohio shrine on Saturday as the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history. His stats and the honors that have come with them...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin suffered “more than enough” concussions

As he prepares to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, Curtis Martin is starting to make the press rounds.  At a recent press luncheon, Martin discussed playing through injuries as well as concussions. “This was just the mentality, it’s no fault of the NFL or anything, it’s just a part [...]
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin: Playing football 'just wasn't fun'

Curtis Martin is probably the last person who thought he would ever make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  In fact he was probably the last one to ever think he would play football at all. The former New York Jets running back repeated what his childhood friends have been reminding him since being elected to the Hall of Fame months ago: 'Who would have dreamed this would ever...
Via The Other Paper
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin played with head injuries, doesn’t blame the NFL

Stephen A. Perry, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will induct former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin on August 4 (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin, who is about to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, says he suffered “a lot” of concussions during his career and became “an expert at covering...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin says he never truly loved football

Getty Images According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin admitted that he didn’t like the Jets before leaving the Patriots for New York. Curtis Martin on New York before signing with Jets: “I didn’t like New York at all … I didn’t like the Jets.” — Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) July 23, 2012 Martin also said that if Bill Parcells...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin Takes Part in Super Bowl XLVI Coin Toss, America Wins Free Pizza From Papa John's (Video)

Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin already had a big weekend. Now, he can also claim to be the guy who was standing at midfield when America won free pizza. Martin, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, took part in the Super Bowl coin toss ceremony on Sunday along with other recent inductees. It was a rather awkward scene since referee John...
February 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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