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David Martin
TE #80
Height:
6-4
Weight:
264
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
10
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 120 159 1,562 9.8 13 61 15 19 1 86 1
2011 BUF 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 7 43 6.1 2.7 15 1 0 0 3 0
2008 MIA 16 31 450 14.5 28.1 61T 3 8 1 20 1
2007 MIA 15 34 303 8.9 20.2 28 2 2 0 16 0
2006 GB 11 21 198 9.4 18 23 2 2 0 13 0
2005 GB 12 27 224 8.3 18.7 21T 3 2 0 14 0
2004 GB 9 5 88 17.6 9.8 35 0 2 0 3 0
2003 GB 16 13 79 6.1 4.9 14 2 0 0 7 0
2002 GB 8 8 33 4.1 4.1 7 1 0 0 3 0
2001 GB 14 13 144 11.1 10.3 31 1 3 0 7 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 120 20 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 BUF 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 16 5 4 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 MIA 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 11 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 GB 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 GB 9 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 GB 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 GB 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 GB 14 4 3 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 120 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 BUF 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2008 MIA 16 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2007 MIA 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 GB 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2005 GB 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2004 GB 9 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 GB 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2002 GB 8 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2001 GB 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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Bio

PRO:  Signed by Buffalo on September 5 after being released by Miami on September 4… joined the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 2007 from Green Bay… originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round (198th overall) draft choice of the Packers in 2001.

 

CAREER: Eight-year NFL veteran with 152 catches for 1,519 yards and 14 touchdowns in 101 games with 43 starts in his career.

 

 

 

2010:

Played in 15 games at tight end, starting nine of them... hauled in seven passes for a total of 43 yards and a touchdown
• Vs. MIA (9/12): Saw action in his 102nd NFL game and first as a Buffalo Bill
• At GB (9/19): Did not play
• At NE (9/26): Played in second game of the season and second as a Bill
• Vs. NYJ (10/3): Started 44th career NFL game and first as a Bills...hauled in one catch for four yards and his first touchdown of the season, his 15th of his career
• Vs. JAC (10/10): Started in his second game as a Bill and 45th game of his career...paved the way for RB Fred Jackson to rush for 73 yards on the day
• At BAL (10/24): Started his third straight game...helped protect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for a season-high 374 yards and 4 touchdowns
• At KC (10/31): Played in 6th game of the 2010 season
• Vs. CHI (11/7): Started fourth game of the season and 47th of his career...hauled in one catch for 11 yards
• Vs. DET (11/14): Played in 110th career NFL game and started his fifth contest this season
• At CIN (11/21): Played in 10th game as a Bill...hauled in a season-high two passes for 15 yards
• Vs. PIT (11/28): Helped protect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for 265 yards and a touchdown for the 12th consecutive game
• At MIN (12/5): Started in 6th game of the season and 49th of his career...hauled in one pass for no gain
• Vs. CLE (12/12): Made 50th start of his NFL career...hauled in one pass for 13 yards that moved the chains for a first down
• At MIA (12/19): Played in his 115th career NFL game and 14th of the season...helped protect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for two touchdowns for a QB rating of 98.7
• Vs. NE (12/26): Started his fourth game in a row at TE and ninth of the season...helped block for RB Fred Jackson as he totaled 81 yards on 13 carries
• At NYJ (1/2): Played in his 15th game of the season, hauling in one pass for no gain...also participated on special teams

 

 

2009: MIAMI DOLPHINS

  • Placed on Injured Reserve prior to the season

 

2008: MIAMI DOLPHINS

  • Played in all 16 games with five starts, tallying 31 catches for a career-high 450 yards and three touchdowns… added four tackles and a forced fumble on special teams
  • Against NYJ (9/3), posted four catches for 53 yards and one touchdown… combined with fellow TE Anthony Fasano for 12 catches for 137 yards and two scores, marking the most catches by a Dolphin tight end duo since 2005 (Randy McMichael, Lorenzo Diamond vs. NYJ 9/8)
  • Led the team in receiving yardage with two catches for 66 yards and one touchdown vs. SF (12/14)… his 61-yard touchdown catch was the longest of his career
  • Caught three passes for 16 yards in AFC Wild Card game vs. BAL (1/4/09)

 

2007: MIAMI DOLPHINS

  • Started all 15 games played, recording 34 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns
  • Reception total placed him third on the Dolphins and sixth in receiving yardage
  • Hauled in single-game best two touchdowns at CLE (10/14)
  • Matched his season-high of four receptions on three occasions: vs. BUF (11/11), vs. NYJ (12/2) and vs. CIN (12/30)… against Bengals, amassed season-high of 52 receiving yards

 

2006: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Saw action in 11 contests, including four starts, catching 21 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns
  • Vs. NO (9/17), posted career-high six receptions for 44 yards
  • Hauled in first touchdown of the season on a 13-yard grab from QB Brett Favre in Packers’ 34-24 win at MIA (10/22)
  • Totaled eight catches for 98 yards in back-to-back weeks vs. ARI (10/29) and at BUF (11/5)

 

2005: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Appeared in 12 games with eight starts, posting 27 catches for 224 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Packers tight ends
  • Caught a season-best five catches for 53 yards in Monday night contest at CAR (10/3), when he also scored on a 21-yard strike from QB Brett Favre, along with a two-point conversion reception
  • Posted a team-high five catches for 41 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown at PHI (11/27)
  • Matched a career-best five catches for 38 yards in a 16-13 overtime win vs. DET (12/11)

 

2004: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Made three starts in nine games played, finishing with five catches for 88 yards and three stops on special teams
  • Registered a career-long 35-yard reception vs. MIN (11/14)

 

2003: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Played in all 16 games, making three starts, notching 13 receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns… added seven tackles and a forced fumble on special teams, finishing second on the team with 59 special teams blocks
  • Scored on a four-yard catch at ARI (9/21)
  • Forced a Jerry Azumah fumble on a kickoff return vs. CHI (12/7), which was recovered by Torrance Marshall, leading to a field goal in the team’s 34-21 win
  • Had a six-yard touchdown catch from QB Brett Favre in Monday night win at OAK (12/22)

 

2002: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Saw action in eight games with two starts, posting eight catches for 33 yards and a touchdown
  • Lone scoring grab of the year came on a three-yard catch from QB Brett Favre in season-opening 37-34 win over ATL (9/8)

 

2001: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Named the team’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, appearing in 14 games including one start… registered 13 catches for 144 yards and a touchdowns, along with four stops on special teams
  • First NFL reception came in his pro debut, on a three-yard catch from QB Brett Favre vs. DET (9/9)
  • Hauled in a season-long 31-yard reception in Monday night win vs. WAS (9/24), a game which also marked his first NFL start
  • Had a key block on Allen Rossum’s game-winning 55-yard punt return for a touchdown in final minute of 21-20 win vs. TB (11/14)
  • First NFL career touchdown came on a one-yard catch from QB Brett Favre in 29-27 Thanksgiving Day win at DET (11/22)

 

COLLEGE: Played in 39 games as a four-year letterman at Tennessee as a wide receiver… finished his Volunteers career with 46 catches for 543 yards and five touchdowns… turned in his most productive season during his senior campaign with 29 receptions for 285 yards and three touchdowns… had a career-high 12 catches for 73 yards vs. LSU as a senior, missing the school single-game mark by one reception… majored in sociology.

 

PERSONAL: Martin and his wife, Kemeisha, have two sons: Darius Elijah and Devyn Ellis… attended Norview (Norfolk, VA) High School, where he only played football his last two years… was the conference offensive player of the year as a wide receiver during his senior year… also played safety… lettered four years on the school’s basketball team, while also participating in track and field team for three years and cross country squad for one… wife ran track at the University of Tennessee, was an All-American performer in the 800-meters and finished fourth in the 2004 Olympic Trials… is first cousins of guard Junius Coston, who played at North Carolina A&T and was a fifth-round draft choice of the Packers in 2005… another cousin, James Jefferson, played 10 years as a defensive back with Winnipeg (CFL, 1986-88), Seattle (1988-93) and British Columbia (CFL 1994-95), and is now a scout with the New Orleans Saints… In 2002, did an internship at De Pere (WI) High School, where he helped with the track and football weight programs… hobbies include playing basketball, bowling, playing billiards and spending time with his sons… sponsors youth football and basketball teams in his hometown of Norfolk… does extensive charity work to benefit autism research… has been a part of the Dolphins “All-Community Team” in which he donates a block of tickets for every home game to kids with autism… took part in the Autism Speaks Walk at Nova-Southeastern University… while in college, volunteered his time to visit sick children in Knoxville-area hospitals.

 

COMMUNITY:  Many of the Bills players are touched by the amount of children in the Western New York community that are in need during the holiday season.  David along with other players and coaches adopted a group of students from the International Preparatory School at Grover to ensure they had a very Merry Christmas. 

PRO:  Signed by Buffalo on September 5 after being released by Miami on September 4… joined the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 2007 from Green Bay… originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round (198th overall) draft choice of the Packers in 2001.

 

CAREER: Eight-year NFL veteran with 152 catches for 1,519 yards and 14 touchdowns in 101 games with 43 starts in his career.

 

 

 

2010:

Played in 15 games at tight end, starting nine of them... hauled in seven passes for a total of 43 yards and a touchdown
• Vs. MIA (9/12): Saw action in his 102nd NFL game and first as a Buffalo Bill
• At GB (9/19): Did not play
• At NE (9/26): Played in second game of the season and second as a Bill
• Vs. NYJ (10/3): Started 44th career NFL game and first as a Bills...hauled in one catch for four yards and his first touchdown of the season, his 15th of his career
• Vs. JAC (10/10): Started in his second game as a Bill and 45th game of his career...paved the way for RB Fred Jackson to rush for 73 yards on the day
• At BAL (10/24): Started his third straight game...helped protect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for a season-high 374 yards and 4 touchdowns
• At KC (10/31): Played in 6th game of the 2010 season
• Vs. CHI (11/7): Started fourth game of the season and 47th of his career...hauled in one catch for 11 yards
• Vs. DET (11/14): Played in 110th career NFL game and started his fifth contest this season
• At CIN (11/21): Played in 10th game as a Bill...hauled in a season-high two passes for 15 yards
• Vs. PIT (11/28): Helped protect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for 265 yards and a touchdown for the 12th consecutive game
• At MIN (12/5): Started in 6th game of the season and 49th of his career...hauled in one pass for no gain
• Vs. CLE (12/12): Made 50th start of his NFL career...hauled in one pass for 13 yards that moved the chains for a first down
• At MIA (12/19): Played in his 115th career NFL game and 14th of the season...helped protect QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for two touchdowns for a QB rating of 98.7
• Vs. NE (12/26): Started his fourth game in a row at TE and ninth of the season...helped block for RB Fred Jackson as he totaled 81 yards on 13 carries
• At NYJ (1/2): Played in his 15th game of the season, hauling in one pass for no gain...also participated on special teams

 

 

2009: MIAMI DOLPHINS

  • Placed on Injured Reserve prior to the season

 

2008: MIAMI DOLPHINS

  • Played in all 16 games with five starts, tallying 31 catches for a career-high 450 yards and three touchdowns… added four tackles and a forced fumble on special teams
  • Against NYJ (9/3), posted four catches for 53 yards and one touchdown… combined with fellow TE Anthony Fasano for 12 catches for 137 yards and two scores, marking the most catches by a Dolphin tight end duo since 2005 (Randy McMichael, Lorenzo Diamond vs. NYJ 9/8)
  • Led the team in receiving yardage with two catches for 66 yards and one touchdown vs. SF (12/14)… his 61-yard touchdown catch was the longest of his career
  • Caught three passes for 16 yards in AFC Wild Card game vs. BAL (1/4/09)

 

2007: MIAMI DOLPHINS

  • Started all 15 games played, recording 34 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns
  • Reception total placed him third on the Dolphins and sixth in receiving yardage
  • Hauled in single-game best two touchdowns at CLE (10/14)
  • Matched his season-high of four receptions on three occasions: vs. BUF (11/11), vs. NYJ (12/2) and vs. CIN (12/30)… against Bengals, amassed season-high of 52 receiving yards

 

2006: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Saw action in 11 contests, including four starts, catching 21 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns
  • Vs. NO (9/17), posted career-high six receptions for 44 yards
  • Hauled in first touchdown of the season on a 13-yard grab from QB Brett Favre in Packers’ 34-24 win at MIA (10/22)
  • Totaled eight catches for 98 yards in back-to-back weeks vs. ARI (10/29) and at BUF (11/5)

 

2005: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Appeared in 12 games with eight starts, posting 27 catches for 224 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Packers tight ends
  • Caught a season-best five catches for 53 yards in Monday night contest at CAR (10/3), when he also scored on a 21-yard strike from QB Brett Favre, along with a two-point conversion reception
  • Posted a team-high five catches for 41 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown at PHI (11/27)
  • Matched a career-best five catches for 38 yards in a 16-13 overtime win vs. DET (12/11)

 

2004: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Made three starts in nine games played, finishing with five catches for 88 yards and three stops on special teams
  • Registered a career-long 35-yard reception vs. MIN (11/14)

 

2003: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Played in all 16 games, making three starts, notching 13 receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns… added seven tackles and a forced fumble on special teams, finishing second on the team with 59 special teams blocks
  • Scored on a four-yard catch at ARI (9/21)
  • Forced a Jerry Azumah fumble on a kickoff return vs. CHI (12/7), which was recovered by Torrance Marshall, leading to a field goal in the team’s 34-21 win
  • Had a six-yard touchdown catch from QB Brett Favre in Monday night win at OAK (12/22)

 

2002: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Saw action in eight games with two starts, posting eight catches for 33 yards and a touchdown
  • Lone scoring grab of the year came on a three-yard catch from QB Brett Favre in season-opening 37-34 win over ATL (9/8)

 

2001: GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Named the team’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, appearing in 14 games including one start… registered 13 catches for 144 yards and a touchdowns, along with four stops on special teams
  • First NFL reception came in his pro debut, on a three-yard catch from QB Brett Favre vs. DET (9/9)
  • Hauled in a season-long 31-yard reception in Monday night win vs. WAS (9/24), a game which also marked his first NFL start
  • Had a key block on Allen Rossum’s game-winning 55-yard punt return for a touchdown in final minute of 21-20 win vs. TB (11/14)
  • First NFL career touchdown came on a one-yard catch from QB Brett Favre in 29-27 Thanksgiving Day win at DET (11/22)

 

COLLEGE: Played in 39 games as a four-year letterman at Tennessee as a wide receiver… finished his Volunteers career with 46 catches for 543 yards and five touchdowns… turned in his most productive season during his senior campaign with 29 receptions for 285 yards and three touchdowns… had a career-high 12 catches for 73 yards vs. LSU as a senior, missing the school single-game mark by one reception… majored in sociology.

 

PERSONAL: Martin and his wife, Kemeisha, have two sons: Darius Elijah and Devyn Ellis… attended Norview (Norfolk, VA) High School, where he only played football his last two years… was the conference offensive player of the year as a wide receiver during his senior year… also played safety… lettered four years on the school’s basketball team, while also participating in track and field team for three years and cross country squad for one… wife ran track at the University of Tennessee, was an All-American performer in the 800-meters and finished fourth in the 2004 Olympic Trials… is first cousins of guard Junius Coston, who played at North Carolina A&T and was a fifth-round draft choice of the Packers in 2005… another cousin, James Jefferson, played 10 years as a defensive back with Winnipeg (CFL, 1986-88), Seattle (1988-93) and British Columbia (CFL 1994-95), and is now a scout with the New Orleans Saints… In 2002, did an internship at De Pere (WI) High School, where he helped with the track and football weight programs… hobbies include playing basketball, bowling, playing billiards and spending time with his sons… sponsors youth football and basketball teams in his hometown of Norfolk… does extensive charity work to benefit autism research… has been a part of the Dolphins “All-Community Team” in which he donates a block of tickets for every home game to kids with autism… took part in the Autism Speaks Walk at Nova-Southeastern University… while in college, volunteered his time to visit sick children in Knoxville-area hospitals.

 

COMMUNITY:  Many of the Bills players are touched by the amount of children in the Western New York community that are in need during the holiday season.  David along with other players and coaches adopted a group of students from the International Preparatory School at Grover to ensure they had a very Merry Christmas. 

 

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