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17. Eric Martin

Eric Martin did not have to travel far after he was drafted as the LSU Tiger, only had to venture East on I-10 to New Orleans, who drafted the Wide Receiver in the Seventh Round in 1985.

Martin had a good rookie year, and by 1988, Martin exceeded 1,000 Yards, and went to the Pro Bowl.  He had two more years with four-digit Receiving Yard years (1989 & 1992), and he would twice finish in the top ten in Yards.  Martin was with the Saints until 1993 when he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Also securing another 863 Yards vis returns, Martin had 7,854 Receiving Yards with 48 Touchdowns.   

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Acquired: Selected in the 7th Round, 179th Overall in the NFL Draft 5/1/85.
  • Departed:

    Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after the 1994 season.

  • Games Played: 143
  • Notable Statistics:

    118 Games Started
    532 Receptions
    7,854 Receiving Yards
    48 Receiving Touchdowns
    4 Rushing Attempts
    11 Rushing Yards
    46 Punt Returns
    368 Punt Return Yards
    22 Kick Returns
    495 Kick Return Yards
    79 Approximate Value

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

    Pro Bowl (1988)

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