Jets Off-field

Curtis Martin elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Admin - February 4, 2012

RB Curtis Martin, who played 8 seasons for the New York Jets, was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier today. In 11 NFL seasons (he also played 3 seasons for the New England Patriots) Martin gained 14,101 rushing yards on 3,518 carries, scoring 90 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 484 passes for 3,329 yards, 10 touchdowns. Martin's 14,101 rushing yards the fourth highest total of rushing yards in NFL history.

In 2004 Curtis Martin became the second player in history to gain over 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first 10 NFL seasons, a feat previously accomplished only by Barry Sanders. On November 6, 2005, he scored his 100th career touchdown, joining an elite group of only 16 players to do so. He is the all-time Jets leader with 10,302 rushing yards with the team. In 2004 Martin set the Jets single season rushing record when he gained 1,697 yards, also winning the NFL rushing title.

Martin retired after the 2006 season, which he entirely missed  due to a bone-on-bone condition in his right knee. The 2005 was the only one where he rushed for less than 1,000 yards, as he missed the last four games due to the same injury.

Former Jets' head coach Bill Parcells was also among this year's HOF finalists but did not make the final cut.