Martin catches a touchdown pass in 2007.
|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:August 10, 1982|
|Place of birth: Muskegon, Michigan|
|High School: Muskegon (MI) Catholic|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)|
|College: Saginaw Valley State|
|Undrafted in 2004|
|Debuted in 2006 for the Green Bay Packers|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Ruvell Martin (born August 10, 1982) is an American football wide receiver who last played for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers in 2004. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State. Martin has also played for the Amsterdam Admirals, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
Early years Edit
Martin graduated from Muskegon Catholic Central High School where on January 19, 2006 he was honored and put into their elite Walk Of Fame. He played quarterback in high school, then moved to wide receiver in college.
College career Edit
Martin attended Saginaw Valley State University and was a Marketing Major and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three-year letterman after he redshirted as a freshman. As a sophomore, he was named his team's Most Valuable Wide Receiver. As a junior, he was a second team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection. As a senior, he was a first team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection.
Professional career Edit
San Diego Chargers Edit
Martin was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2004, but was waived before the season began. He re-signed with the team in the following offseason and was allocated to the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. Martin earned All-NFL Europe honors after leading the league with 679 receiving yards and twelve touchdowns for the 2005 World Bowl champion Amsterdam Admirals. He was waived again by the Chargers before the 2005 season.
Green Bay Packers Edit
Martin was signed to the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers in November 2005. In the final game of the 2006 season against the Chicago Bears, Martin, starting in place of absent wideout Greg Jennings, caught seven passes for 118 yards.
On November 10, 2007 Martin had two touchdowns - his first multiple-TD game of his two-year career - in a 34-0 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He finished the game with four catches for 57 yards.
He was considered the third-string quarterback on the Packers behind Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers due to his experience playing the position, but that title was removed after the Packers signed Craig Nall to be their third quarterback.
On September 5, 2009, Martin was released by the Packers in the roster cut downs.
St. Louis Rams Edit
The St. Louis Rams signed Martin on September 15, 2009.
Seattle Seahawks Edit
Martin signed with the Seattle Seahawks on March 15, 2010. He was released on September 4, 2010 as the Seahawks made final cuts to set their 53-man roster. On November 3, 2010, Martin re-signed with the Seahawks in light of injuries to receivers Mike Williams and Golden Tate.
Buffalo Bills Edit
- ↑ Nickel, Lori. "Adrian Notes: Catching a Lucky Break". http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=684967. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
- ↑ "Packers expect Favre to start vs. Raiders, keep streak alive". http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3135650&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines. Retrieved 2007-12-01.