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Sam Martin
No. 6     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-27) February 27, 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, Georgia
Career information
College: Appalachian State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2013–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2018
Punts     387
Punting yards     17,905
Punting average     46.3
Inside 20     138

Sam Joseph Martin (born February 27, 1990) is an American football punter for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Appalachian State Mountaineers, and was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years

Martin was lettered for soccer for four-years and also was received all-state recognition in his junior season at Starr's Mill High School.[1]

College career

In his senior season, he was selected to the Associated Press All-America First team.[1] He also was named to the first-team all-America by College Sports Journal and third-team all-America by The Sports Network in his Senior season.[1]

Professional career

In Week 12 of the 2015 season, Martin was awarded as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for 4 punts totaling 181 yards and only 3 punt return yards.[2]

Martin signed a four-year contract extension with the Lions on September 9, 2016.[3]

On September 2, 2017, Martin was placed on the non-football injury list after suffering an ankle injury during the offseason.[4][5] He was activated to the active roster on October 28, 2017 for the team's Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[6]


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