Derrick Martin

Derrick Jerome Martin[1] (born May 16, 1985) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wyoming.

He has also played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, New England Patriots, and Chicago Bears. With the Packers, he won Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers and the following year with the Giants, he won Super Bowl XLVI over the Patriots.

Derrick Martin
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Martin with the Ravens in September 2008.
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Personal information
Born:May 16, 1985 (age 33)
Westminster, Colorado
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 208
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Passes defensed:8
Player stats at

Early years

Martin attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, CO where he led his team to the quarter final stage of the 2001 state playoffs and also the 2002 state semifinals. Martin also excelled at basketball where he was team captain. He was named Gatorade player of the year as a senior.

College career

Martin was recruited to play football for the Wyoming Cowboys by head coach Joe Glenn and his coaching staff.

As a Wyoming Cowboy he became an immediate contributor as a defensive back his freshman season, recovering a blocked punt and running it into the end zone for a touchdown in the season opener against Montana State.

Martin earned Second Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore, and helped lead the Wyoming Cowboys to a win over a heavily favored UCLA team by a score of 24-21 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

At the end of Martin’s junior season of 2005, he made the decision to enter the NFL Draft.


Martin played in a total of 30 games, making 24 starts and finishing his college career with 134 tackles and six interceptions.

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

Martin was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round (208th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was the first ever player to be selected by the Ravens out of the University of Wyoming. In his rookie season he played in eight games posting four tackles. He made his NFL debut versus the Carolina Panthers on October 15. In the 2007 season, he made 32 tackles.[3]

Green Bay Packers

On September 5, 2009, Martin was traded to the Green Bay Packers for tackle Tony Moll. He was the Packers' Special Team ace in the 2009 season, and was one of the Packers two Special Teams captains (along with linebacker Desmond Bishop) in Green Bay's playoff loss at Arizona.

Martin was placed on injured reserve when he sustained a knee injury against the Washington Redskins on October 10, 2010. Martin also recorded an interception, which he returned 15 yards that season.

On March 2, 2011, Martin was released by the Packers.[4]

New York Giants

Derrick Martin signed with the New York Giants on August 15, 2011. He got his second Super Bowl championship in a row when the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Following the season, he became an unrestricted free agent.

New England Patriots

On August 4, 2012, Martin signed with the New England Patriots. Martin was released by the Patriots on August 31, 2012 during final cuts, and was re-signed by the Patriots on October 31, 2012.

Chicago Bears

On August 11, 2013, Martin signed with the Chicago Bears[5] but was released on August 25.[6] He was brought back by the Bears on November 13 after Charles Tillman was placed on injured reserve.[7] Martin appeared in seven games in 2013 for the Bears, recording a tackle on defense and six on special teams. Martin was a free agent after 2013, but on February 24, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Chicago.[8] He was waived on May 28, 2014.[9]

Home invasion

On January 20, 2013, Martin's home was invaded while he was out with his team at the AFC Championship game where the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13; two masked men back at home forced their way into Martin's home in Aurora and held his wife Alexa Martin, and their three children at gunpoint. [10]The police did not get a good enough description of the suspects to pursue a case. Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson said the suspects took some valuables, but wouldn't go into further detail about what was taken.[11]


  1. ^ "Derrick Martin Pro-Football-Reference Profile".
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  4. ^ Silverstein, Tom. "Packers' Hawk released but will re-sign". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  5. ^ "Bears place Hayden on IR, sign Hartson". Yahoo! Sports. August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 25, 2013). "Bears waive 14 players; roster now stands at 76". Chicago Bears. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  7. ^ Campbell, Rich (November 13, 2013). "Bears re-sign safety Derrick Martin". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 24, 2014). "Bears ink Taylor Boggs, Derrick Martin". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  9. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Bears waive Derrick Martin, add Michael Ola". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Derrick Martin, New England Patriot living in Aurora: Home invaded, family threatened". Westword. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
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The Spartans finished the 1979 season as co-champions of the PCAA, with a record of six wins, four losses and one tie (6–4–1, 4–0–1 PCAA). However, in December 1979 the PCAA ruled that the Spartans had used an ineligible player in seven of their games. As a result, the team's co-championship of the conference was vacated, and the record was adjusted to 3–8 (2–3 PCAA).

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2010 Green Bay Packers season

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The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

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