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Cecil Martin

Cecil Martin
Martin in March 2012.
No. 38, 37
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-07-08) July 8, 1975
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172
Debuted in 1999 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2003 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 103
Rushing average 4.0
Rushing TDs 0
Receiving yards 491
Receiving average 6.1
Receiving TDs 2
Stats at
Stats at

Danyel Cecil Martin (born July 8, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football full back in the National Football League.


  • Early life 1
  • NFL career 2
  • Retirement 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Martin was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 8 1975. He attended Evanston Township High School in Illinois before going onto play college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for the Wisconsin Badgers between 1995 and 1999, appearing in the 1996 Copper Bowl, 1998 Outback Bowl and 1999 Rose Bowl, winning in 96' and 99'.[1]

NFL career

He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Martin soon became a starter for the Eagles. Martin's two career touchdowns came in the same game, twice receiving from Donovan McNabb in a 17-20 loss against the St. Louis Rams during the 2001 season.[2] Cecil left the Eagles at the end of the 2002 season. Martin was an ever-present in the Eagles 2000, 2001 and 2002 campaigns, all three ending in the team qualifying for the playoffs. In the 2003 off season, Martin signed on the practice team for the Oakland Raiders. He was later cut and picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for whom he appeared in one game in 2003, a 13-33 loss to the Tennessee Titans in week 16. Martin retired from professional football having played 61 regular season and 7 post season games across his 5 seasons in the game.


Currently, Martin works with high school student-athletes across the country educating them on the college recruiting process as an Educational Speaker for the National Collegiate Scouting Association. Martin also often appears on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom as a studio analyst for their NFL programming.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, Martin toured the United Kingdom's American football teams to help promote and grow the sport in the country.[3][4]

Martin suffers from Bell's Palsy, which affects the left side of his face.


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External links

  • CBS Sportsline player profile
  • Cecil Martin on Twitter
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