George Martin

George Martin was born February 16, 1953 in Greenville, South Carolina and is a former American football defensive end who played his entire career in the National Football League for the New York Giants (1975-1988), missing only six games in those 14 years (not counting games not played in because of strikes). He played college football at the University of Oregon in the then Pacific-8 Conference and was drafted by the Giants in the 11th round of the 1975 NFL Draft (262nd pick overall). He was a part of the 1986 Giants team that won a franchise record 14 games. In January 1987, Martin was one of the team captains for the Super Bowl XXI champions; late in the second quarter, Martin sacked Denver QB John Elway in the end zone for a safety, cutting the Broncos' lead to 10-9.


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George Martin was born February 16, 1953 in Greenville, South Carolina and is a former American football defensive end who played his entire career in the National Football League for the New York Giants (1975-1988), missing only six games in those 14 years (not counting games not played in because of strikes). He played college football at the University of Oregon in the then Pacific-8 Conference and was drafted by the Giants in the 11th round of the 1975 NFL Draft (262nd pick overall). He was a part of the 1986 Giants team that won a franchise record 14 games. In January 1987, Martin was one of the team captains for the Super Bowl XXI champions; late in the second quarter, Martin sacked Denver QB John Elway in the end zone for a safety, cutting the Broncos' lead to 10-9.

In November 1985, Martin became the NFL?s all-time leader in touchdowns scored by a defensive lineman (DL), with 5, when he returned an interception for 56 yards against the St. Louis Cardinals. (He had previously been tied at 4 with former Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Bob Lilly.) In the following championship season, Martin became the league?s career leader in TDs scored by a DL as a DL (at 6) when he returned an interception for 78 yards and 6 points (also against Denver?s Elway), a feat which Giant head coach Bill Parcells has called the "greatest football play I've ever seen."

Martin?s 7 NFL TDs came on 3 interception returns, 2 fumble returns/recoveries, one lateral return following a blocked field goal, and one offensive pass reception (in 1980, lining up as a tight end).

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In addition, Martin amassed over 90 quarterback sacks in his Giants career (his official NFL total is 46; the Giants credit him with 96), during which time he was generally regarded as one of the league's most feared pass rushers. In 2004, he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey.

On September 16, 2007, Martin began walking from New York City's George Washington Bridge to San Diego in order to raise money for medical care for the first responders to the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. Costing $150,000, Martin hoped to raise more than $10 million for this cause. World Wrestling Entertainment, among others, were sponsoring Martin's walk.

Martin planned to walk more than 3,000 miles across the nation, from the New York side of the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey, down to Washington D.C, south to Interstate 40, then west, eventually leading to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. He hoped to finish his walk by March 2008

He finally arrived on June 21, 2008, walking a total of 3,020 miles and finishing in San Diego, California. He said the total amount raised was about $2 million.

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