Curtis Martin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4, 2012.
However, his induction speech seemed to have stopped time and will forever be remembered as one of the greatest stories ever told by any professional athlete.
At a time when player arrests and off-the-field transgressions are at an all-time high, we sometimes forget about the truly heroic, inspirational...
Running back Curtis Martin, fourth on the all-time rushing list, entered Canton the right way, with a stirring, heartfelt, notes-free speech that was inspiring, moving, and entertaining. Martin explained that he wasn’t a football fan. After then-Patriots coach Bill Parcells called Martin to advise the former Pitt Panther that he’d been selected in the third [...]
CANTON, Ohio A night of humility at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ended with 28 minutes of inspiration.
That somehow seems more than appropriate.
The 2012 class of inductees Willie Roaf, Jack Butler, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Dermontti Dawson and Curtis Martin enjoyed their moment, but none wallowed in it.
And the most moving and emotional speech of all was not a player...
(Eds: Sixth in a series of Hall of Fame previews) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer For a guy who didn't really want to play football as a kid, Curtis Martin sure has run a long way.
All the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Martin enters the Canton, Ohio shrine on Saturday as the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history. His stats and the honors that have come with them...
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August 02, 2012
As he prepares to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, Curtis Martin is starting to make the press rounds. At a recent press luncheon, Martin discussed playing through injuries as well as concussions. “This was just the mentality, it’s no fault of the NFL or anything, it’s just a part [...]
Curtis Martin is one of only two NFL running backs to record 10 straight 1,000+ yard seasons.
Although the New York Giants might have more Super Bowl championships than their neighbors, the New York Jets, the Jets will have a running back in the Hall Of Fame before the G-men.
Curtis Martin, who leads the Jets all-time in rushing yards and touchdowns, has been elected into the...
Curtis Martin is probably the last person who thought he would ever make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact he was probably the last one to ever think he would play football at all.
The former New York Jets running back repeated what his childhood friends have been reminding him since being elected to the Hall of Fame months ago: 'Who would have dreamed this would ever...
Stephen A. Perry, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will induct former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin on August 4 (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Former Jets and Patriots running back Curtis Martin, who is about to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, says he suffered “a lot” of concussions during his career and became “an expert at covering...
According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin admitted that he didn’t like the Jets before leaving the Patriots for New York.
Curtis Martin on New York before signing with Jets: “I didn’t like New York at all … I didn’t like the Jets.”
— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) July 23, 2012
Martin also said that if Bill Parcells...
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Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin already had a big weekend. Now, he can also claim to be the guy who was standing at midfield when America won free pizza. Martin, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, took part in the Super Bowl coin toss ceremony on Sunday along with other recent inductees. It was a rather awkward scene since referee John...