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Doug Martin
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Doug Martin (center) dives for a TD while playing for Boise State
No. 22     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
High School: Stockton (CA) St. Mary's
Career information
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Debuted in 2012 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Rushing yards     1,454
Receptions     49
Receiving yards     472
Rushing TDs     11

Doug Martin (born January 13, 1989), nicknamed The Muscle Hamster,[1] is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Boise State University. He was picked in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.[2]

College careerEdit

Martin attended Boise State University from 2007 to 2011. He finished his career with 3,431 yards on 617 carries with 43 touchdowns.

As a senior in 2011, Martin was the MVP of the 2011 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas after returning the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and rushing for 151 yards and a touchdown.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 9 in 223.5 lb 4.55 s X s X s 4.16 s 6.79 s 36 in 10 ft 0 in 28 rep X

On April 26, 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Martin with the 31st overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] On June 4, 2012, Martin signed a 5-year contract with the team. After a successful 2012 preseason with the Buccaneers, where he rushed for 97 yards on 27 carries to go with 2 rushing touchdowns, Martin was officially named as the starting running back entering the 2012 regular season by coach Greg Schiano.

2012 SeasonEdit

File:Doug Martin 2013 Pro Bowl.jpg

On October 25, 2012, Martin rushed for 135 yards and 1 TD and caught 3 passes for 79 yards and 1 TD in a 36-17 win against the Minnesota Vikings. On November 4, 2012, Martin rushed for 251 yards and tied the NFL record for rushing touchdowns in a half with 4 in a 42-32 road win against the Oakland Raiders. In the game, Martin became the first player in NFL history to score touchdown runs of 70-plus, 45-plus, and 65-plus yards in a game, and is the second player in league history (along with Mike Anderson) to run for 250+ yards and four touchdowns in a game (coincidentally, they both ran for exactly 251 yards and were both in their rookie seasons). Martin also broke the franchise records for rushing yardage and touchdowns in a game. [6]

At the end of the 2012 NFL regular season, Martin finished with over 1450 yards rushing and nearly 500 yards receiving. Martin's 1926 yards from scrimmage in a single season ranks him second in Buccaneers' history behind James Wilder (2229 yards from scrimmage). His 1454 rushing yards broke the Buccaneers' single-season rookie rushing record that was previously held by Cadillac Williams (1178 rushing yards). On January 4th, 2013, Martin was announced as one of five finalists for the 2012 NFL rookie of the year award while earning a trip to the 2013 Pro Bowl as first alternate. [7]

NFL statisticsEdit

Rushing
YearGATTYDSAVGLNGYDS/GTD
2012 1631914544.67090.911
Receiving
YearGRECYDSAVGLNGYDS/GTD
2012 16494729.66429.51

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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