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13. Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin was from Arkansas, and he played his college ball locally with the Arkansas Razorbacks, where he was one of the best Defensive Ends in the Southwest Conference.  The New Orleans Saints agreed, and they used their First Round Pick (19thoverall) to select him.

Martin did not start in his rookie year, but he became their starting Left Defensive Tackle in 1990.  From 1992 to 1997, he had five years where he had at least ten or more Sacks, with a peak of 15.5 in 1992.  Martin was a Pro Bowl Selection in 1994, and he played with the Saints until he retired in 1999.

He retired with 82.5 Sacks, which as of this writing, places him third in franchise history.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 19th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/23/89.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1999 Season.

  • Games Played: 171
  • Notable Statistics:

    155 Games Started
    1 Interception
    12 Interception Return Yards
    12 Forced Fumbles
    13 Fumble Recoveries
    7 Fumble Recovery Yards
    82.5 Quarterback Sacks
    597 Combined Tackles
    324 Solo Tackles*
    65 Assisted Tackles*
    11 Tackles for Loss**
    85 Approximate Value

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles were not stats until 1994.
    **Tackles for Loss was not a stat until 1999.

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (1994)

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