Versatile. Consistent. Durable. These are some of the words that best describe Curtis Martin.
Martin was not the fastest running back nor was he the most powerful, but he was the perfect blend of both. Martin used his vision and hit the hole with speed and power making him a tough runner to stop.
Drafted in the third round out of Pitt in 1996, Curtis Martin was a star right out of the gate for the Patriots. Martin rushed for nearly 1,500 yards, scored 14 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl, all in his rookie year.
His success with the Pats continued the following two seasons as he rushed for over 1,000 yards in each season, scored 18 touchdowns, and helped lead the Pats to Superbowl XXXI.
In the 1997 offseason, the rival New York Jets snagged Curtis Martin from free agency, [...]
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