Tennessee Volunteers Position: Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach Personal information Born: July 25, 1978 Mobile, Alabama Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg) Career information High school: Williamson ( Mobile, Alabama) College: Tennessee NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163 Career history
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Tamaurice Nigel " Tee" Martin (born July 25, 1978) is an assistant football coach for the Tennessee Volunteers football team. He was the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the USC Trojans from 2016 to 2018 and was the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers during their 1998 national championship season, and also played in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He was one of the 6 quarterbacks selected before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft when he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 5th round.
Early years Edit
Martin attended and played
high school football at Williamson High School.
College career Edit
While at the University of Tennessee, Martin played college football under head coach
Phillip Fulmer from 1996 to 1999. Martin was a backup to Peyton Manning during his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Tennessee. During his junior season, Martin led the  1998 Tennessee Volunteers football team to a 13–0 record and a Fiesta Bowl victory over Florida State, winning the school its first NCAA Division I-A national football championship since 1951.  He was teammates with running back  Jamal Lewis in his early years at Tennessee and wide receiver Peerless Price, who each went on to play in the NFL.
In the 1998 season, Martin broke the NCAA record for consecutive completions.
Against  South Carolina, Martin completed his first 23 passes. Combined with a completion on his last pass the previous week against Alabama, Martin's string of 24 consecutive completions and 95.8% completion percentage set new records. Martin broke the Southeastern Conference record of Ole Miss' Kent Austin, which was 20 consecutive. He broke the NCAA record for completions over multiple games with 23 consecutive over two games, which was shared by Southern Cal's Rob Johnson and Maryland's Scott Milanovich. In addition, he broke the one-game record of 22 straight completions set by Iowa's Chuck Long in 1984. Lastly, his 95.8% completion percentage broke the previous best single-game completion percentage of 92.6% set by UCLA's Rick Neuheisel in 1983.
In 1999, Martin led the Vols to their second consecutive
BCS bowl, a 31–21 loss to #3 Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl. During Martin's two years as a starter at Tennessee, the Vols were 11-1 over six major conference foes, (2–0 vs.  Alabama, 2–0 vs. Auburn, 2–0 vs. Georgia, 2–0 vs. Vanderbilt, 2-0 vs. Kentucky, and 1–1 vs. Florida).
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Professional career Edit
Martin was drafted in the fifth round with the 163rd overall pick in the
2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2004, Martin retired as a member of the  Oakland Raiders after four NFL seasons. Martin spent one season in the NFL Europe league. During the 2002 season, he helped lead the  Rhein Fire to a league best 7–3 record. The Fire lost in the World Bowl, falling 20–26 to the Berlin Thunder.
Coaching career Edit
After one year as quarterbacks coach at
New Mexico under Mike Locksley, Martin accepted the wide receivers coaching position at the  University of Kentucky to join new head coach Joker Phillips.
In February 2012, Martin was announced as the new wide receivers coach for the
University of Southern California under head coach Lane Kiffin. He had been linked with jobs at both Alabama and Oregon previously. News of his hiring at USC was broken by a tweet by quarterback Matt Barkley. Martin replaced  Ted Gilmore who left to take a job at the Oakland Raiders. On Dec. 18, 2015, Martin was promoted to offensive coordinator for the Trojans under head coach  Clay Helton. On Dec. 27, 2018, after a 5-7 season, Martin became a casualty of a staff shakeup and was fired from the position. 
It was revealed on January 15, 2019 that Martin will be joining
Jeremy Pruitt's staff at Tennessee as wide receivers coach.
Personal life Edit
Martin was born and raised in
Mobile, Alabama. He is now married to the former Toya Rodriguez, a recording artist known professionally as Toya. His oldest child, Amari Rodgers, plays college football at  Clemson University.
Martin owns Playmakers Sports, a company specializing in sports event planning, quarterback training, and skills development
and is a college football expert on  Comcast Sports Southeast program Talkin' Football. He is a quarterback coach for the  Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Camps, Nike Football Training Camps, and has trained many high school and Division 1 quarterbacks. In 2008, Martin created the "Dual Threat" Quarterback Camp and Academy in  Atlanta, Georgia.
"From Mobile to Los Angeles, USC's Tee Martin has charted his own course" (in en). ABC News. August 26, 2016 . . https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/mobile-los-angeles-uscs-tee-martin-charted/story?id=41682815
Dufresne, Chris (January 3, 1999). "The Tee in Tennessee" (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035 . . http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jan/03/sports/sp-60144 ↑
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"Tee Martin bio". University of Kentucky. Archived from the original on February 17, 2010 . https://web.archive.org/web/20100217020135/http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/martin_tee00.html . Retrieved February 12, 2010.
"TENNESSEE GOES OUT ON TOP" (in en-US). Washington Post. January 5, 1999. ISSN 0190-8286 . . https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1999/01/05/tennessee-goes-out-on-top/49a81f98-103c-4444-941d-1d3346c9120d/
"1998 Tennessee Volunteers Roster". Sports Reference . https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/tennessee/1998-roster.html . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"No. 3 Vols, Martin Blast S.C.". . October 31, 1998 CBS News . http://www.cbsnews.com/news/no-3-vols-martin-blast-sc/ . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"1999 Tennessee Volunteers Schedule and Results" (in en) . . https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/tennessee/1999-schedule.html
"Tee Martin". Pro-Footbal-Reference.Com . https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MartTe00.htm . Retrieved November 10, 2012.
"NFL Europe/WLAF Seasons". The Football Database . http://www.footballdb.com/nfl-europe/index.html . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"New Mexico Fits Martin to a Tee". Albuquerque Journal. March 22, 2009 . https://www.abqjournal.com/229081/new-mexico-fits-martin-to-a-tee.html . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"Tee Martin Joins UK Football Staff". Kentucky Wildcats . http://www.ukathletics.com/news/sports_m-footbl_spec-rel_020910aaa_html . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"Reports: USC to hire Tee Martin as WR coach". . February 15, 2012 Orange County Register . http://www.ocregister.com/2012/02/15/reports-usc-to-hire-tee-martin-as-wr-coach/ . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
McKinney, Eric. "Source -- Ted Gilmore leaves USC Trojans for Oakland Raiders job". ESPN.com . http://www.espn.com/los-angeles/ncf/story/_/id/7552936/source-ted-gilmore-leaves-usc-trojans-oakland-raiders-job . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
Klein, Gary (December 18, 2015). "USC promotes Tee Martin to offensive coordinator - LA Times". Los Angeles Times . http://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/uscnow/la-sp-usc-tee-martin-offensive-coordinator-20151218-story.html . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"Former UT Vols QB Tee Martin is out as USC offensive coordinator" (in en). Knoxville News Sentinel . . https://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/football/2018/11/27/usc-tee-martin-fired-tennessee-football-ut-vols-clay-helton/2111796002/
"Sources: Ex-Vols QB Martin to join Pruitt's staff" (in en). 2019-01-15 . . http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25765081
Thomas, Chris (January 30, 2017). "How Clemson football landed Tee Higgins, Amari Rodgers". Knoxville News Sentinel . http://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/01/30/how-east-tennessee-football-stars-tee-higgins-amari-rodgers-picked-clemson/97215006/ . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"Tee Martin". LinkedIn . https://www.linkedin.com/in/teemartin . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"Tee Martin Joins UK Football Staff". Kentucky Wildcats Athletics . http://www.ukathletics.com/news/sports_m-footbl_spec-rel_020910aaa_html . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
"Tee Martin". University of Southern California Athletics . http://usctrojans.com/staff.aspx?staff=318 . Retrieved July 26, 2017. ↑
"USC football: Tee Martin is officially on board". . February 23, 2012 Orange County Register . http://www.ocregister.com/2012/02/23/usc-football-tee-martin-is-officially-on-board/ . Retrieved July 26, 2017.
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