|Date of birth:||October 21, 1970|
|Place of birth:||Missouri City, Texas|
|Date of death:||November 20, 2012|
Originally playing with the powerhouse University of Miami Hurricanes, Patton ran into legal trouble. He received probation for credit card fraud and later had an altercation with police after a car accident (Patton lost most of his family in automotive accidents) His promising opportunity ended when he was dropped by the Hurricanes and he finished his college at Texas A&I. He led the Javelinas in rushing yards, with 876, in 1992 and was a Lone Star Conference all-star.
He played professional football with the CFL expansion Shreveport Pirates in 1994, leading the team with 659 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. In 1995, he rushed for over 1,000 yards (1040) and was 3rd best rusher in the league. He finished his career in 1996 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Martin died in a car accident November 20, 2012 in Shelby County, Texas.
- ↑ FANBASE entry: Martin Patton
- ↑ Martin Patton statistics
- ↑ Miami's Patton gets 3 years Probation, The News - June 9, 1992
- ↑ COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Banned Miami Player Split by Instincts, Law and Big Game, New York Times, November 14, 1991
- ↑ Hurricane Warriors - NFL U 1990-1999 Script error
- ↑ Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas 2011 Media Guide
- ↑ 1995 CFL Record Book
- ↑ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Script error
- ↑ CFL Regular Season All-Time Records Script error
- ↑ "Center man, woman die in Shelby County crash after striking tree". Lufkin Daily News. 21 November 2012. http://lufkindailynews.com/news/local/article_0345cd30-3334-11e2-b7bd-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=image&photo=0. Retrieved 21 November 2012.