Today in Patriots History
Happy 48th birthday to Curtis Martin
Born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh
Patriot RB, 1995-1997; uniform #28
Pats 3rd round (74th overall) selection of the 1995 draft, from Pitt
In just three years with New England, Martin rushed for 3,799 yards (4th most in team history) and 32 touchdowns (4th best at the time, 6th now). Curtis accumulated 4,689 yards from scrimmage with the Patriots, and 37 touchdowns; while in New England he was the Offensive Rookie of the Year and was named to two Pro Bowls. In his first NFL playoff game Martin was immense, rushing for 166 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots crushed Pittsburgh 28-3.
Despite being in Foxborough for just three seasons, Curtis Martin was an easy choice for the Patriots 1990s All-Decade Team.
Curtis Martin retired with 14,101 career rushing yards, fourth most in NFL history. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.