|No. 34, 32, 41|
|Date of birth:April 12, 1980|
|Place of birth: Canton, Ohio|
|College: Ohio State|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 2002– 2003)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Jamar Martin (born April 12, 1980) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. He played college football at Ohio State University.
Martin attended McKinley High School, where he was a two-way player. As a senior, he started at fullback and outside linebacker, tallying 59 carries for 368 yards (6.2-yard avg), 5 touchdowns, 59 tackles and 5 sacks. He also helped his team achieve a 14-0 record and the Ohio Big School State Championship.
Martin accepted a football scholarship from Ohio State University, where he became a dominant blocker at fullback. He started 6 games as a sophomore, blocking for Michael Wiley. Against the University of Michigan, he had a career-high 35 rushing yards, that included a 21-yard run and a one-yard touchdown.
As a junior, he was the regular starter at fullback, blocking for Derek Combs and helping the team post a total of 2,199 rushing yards. As a senior he was a team co-captain, blocking for Jonathan Wells, while registering 22 carries for 86 yards, 13 receptions for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Martin was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, to compete at fullback against the incumbent Robert Thomas. As a rookie, he suffered a right ACL tear during the first contact drill in training camp on July 29 and was placed on the injured reserve list on August 27.
In 2001, he played in 14 games mainly on the special teams units and as a backup to Richie Anderson. He had his first career start in the thirteenth game against the Philadelphia Eagles, helping the team rush for a total of 150 yards. The next game against the Washington Redskins, he returned to a reserve role, but still contributed to Troy Hambrick rushing for 189 yards, which at the time was the third best single-game performance in franchise history.
New Orleans Saints
New York Jets
New York Dragons (AFL)
After retiring, he was named the running back coach at Westland High School.
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