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Curtis James Martin, Jr. (born May 1, 1973) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots and New York Jets over the span of 10 years. Martin began his professional career with the Patriots, who selected him in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. As a free agent in 1998, he joined the Jets where he finished his career in 2005 due to a career-ending knee injury. He retired having amassed the fourth highest total of rushing yards in NFL history. He was selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Curtis Jr. was born to Rochella Dixon and Curtis Sr. on May 1, 1973. Curtis Sr. left the family in 1978 after turning to drugs and alcohol leaving Curtis' mother to support the family by working two jobs. During his youth, Curtis often moved around the various neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and was consistently surrounded by violence. His grandmother, Eleanor Johnson, was found murdered with a knife in her chest and Martin at age 15 faced near-death when a loaded gun pointed at his head was pulled seven times but never fired.
He and his mother settled in Point Breeze prior to his sophomore year of high school where he began attending Taylor Allderdice High School which was known for its highly regarded academic reputation. He played basketball as a sophomore but did not participate in any sports during his junior year. At the insistence of his mother, who wanted him to participate in an extracurricular activity as a way to keep him away from crime and violence, Curtis began to play football during his senior year despite having never cared much for the sport.
Martin was considered a natural athlete according to former head coach Mark Wittgartner and became an immediate star on the football team as he played at the running back and linebacker positions. He also played on special teams and occasionally at quarterback. He ran for 1,705 yards and scored 20 touchdowns in h

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Can Le'Veon Bell Break Curtis Martin's Jets YFS Record?

Le'Veon Bell and Curtis Martin have so much in common, it's eerie, and we don't mean that big lake north of Pittsburgh. Although come to think of it, Bell and Martin do have that Steel City connection ...
Posted: June 28, 2019, 5:36 am

Curtis Martin to honor Allderdice as Hall of Fame high school

There’s also longtime star NFL running back Curtis Martin, who will bestow a special honor on the school Thursday. Martin is in town as part of a program called Hometown Hall of Famers presented by ...
Posted: October 9, 2019, 8:25 pm

Jets icon Curtis Martin believes Le'Veon Bell will follow him to HOF

Le'Veon Bell said one of the reasons he joined the Jets was because he idolized Hall of Famer Curtis Martin growing up. And Martin believes Bell has what it takes to follow him to Canton. "For a guy ...
Posted: October 12, 2019, 5:00 pm
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