Curtis Martin Joins Pro Football Hall Of Fame As Part Of 2012 Class

Curtis Martin has been inducted into the 2012 Pro Football Hall Of Fame class, making it on his second year of eligibility. Martin retired after missing the entire 2006 NFL season with a bone-on-bone condition in his knee. Martin spent twelve seasons in the NFL after being drafted in the third round out of Pittsburgh by the New England Patriots but spent the lion's share of his career on the New York Jets.

Martin burst onto the NFL his rookie season winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award rushing the ball for 1,487 yards and 14 touchdowns. Martin spent three seasons with the Patriots before signing with the New York Jets where he spent his final nine seasons. In Martin's career, he was a five time Pro Bowl selection and a five time All Pro selection. Martin was also the oldest player in NFL history to win an NFL rushing title at the age of 31 and ranks fourth all-time in rushing yards. Martin joins Hall Of Fame running back Barry Sanders as the only two players to rush for 1,000 yards in each of their first 10 seasons in the NFL.

For more on Curtis Martin's induction, visit SB Nation's Jets blog Gang Green Nation and Patriots blog Pat's Pulpit.

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