Derrick Martin was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on October 31, 2012 … Originally drafted by Baltimore in the sixth round (208th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft … Traded by Baltimore to Green Bay for Tony Moll (9/5/09) … Released by Green Bay (3/2/11) … Signed by the New York Giants (8/16/11) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (8/4/12) ... Released by New England (8/31/12).
Derrick Martin was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on October 31, 2012 … Originally drafted by Baltimore in the sixth round (208th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft … Traded by Baltimore to Green Bay for Tony Moll (9/5/09) … Released by Green Bay (3/2/11) … Signed by the New York Giants (8/16/11) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (8/4/12) ... Released by New England (8/31/12). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASONAL REVIEWS 2012 (5/0, 0/0)
- Posted a career-high 21 special teams tackles in 2009 with Green Bay.
- Saw his most significant action on defense in 2007 with Baltimore, recording career-highs in tackles (26), interceptions (2) and passes defensed (8).
2011 (14/0, 4/0 – N.Y. Giants)
- Was inactive for both postseason contests.
- Accumulated a season-high two tackles including the first sack of his career in the win vs. Miami (12/30) as part of a seven-sack game for the defense.
- Appeared in his first game as a Patriots vs. Buffalo (11/11) and made two special teams tackles.
- Was inactive vs. San Francisco (12/16), vs. Houston (12/10) and at Miami (12/2).
2010 (5/0, 0/0 – Green Bay)
- Played in 14 games, primarily on special teams and recorded eight special teams tackles.
- Appeared in all four postseason games, recording a special teams tackle at San Francisco (1/22).
- Played against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
2009 (14/1, 0/0 – Green Bay)
- Played in five games, finishing with two tackles, one interception and six special teams tackles.
- Recorded an interception at Chicago (9/27).
- Placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury (10/13) and missed the rest of the season, including Green Bay’s run to the Super Bowl title.
2008 (4/0, 0/0 – Baltimore)
- Played in 14 games with one start, totaling a careerhigh with 21 special teams tackles while recording four defensive tackles.
- Started at safety for the first time in his career at Minnesota (10/5) and posted three tackles.
- Inactive for NFC Wild Card Game at Arizona (1/10) with an ankle injury.
2007 (16/3 – Baltimore)
- Played in four games recording one special teams tackle before being placed on Injured Reserve (10/30) with a shoulder injury.
2006 (8/0, 0/0 – Baltimore)
- Played in all 16 games with three starts, totaling 26 tackles, two interceptions, eight passes defensed, and one fumble recovery, along with 17 special teams.
- Recovered a fumble on special teams at Cincinnati (9/10).
- Registered his first career interception vs. St. Louis (10/14).
- Made his first career start, starting at cornerback at Pittsburgh (11/5).
- Started and posted a career-high six tackles vs. Cincinnati (11/11).
- Recorded five tackles in a start vs. Indianapolis (12/9).
- Intercepted a pass and had four passes defensed at Seattle (12/23).
- Appeared in eight games, recording one tackle on defense and four special teams tackles.
- Made his NFL debut vs. Carolina (10/15), posting two special teams tackles.
- Registered his first career defensive tackle at Pittsburgh (12/24).
- Appeared in 30 games, with 24 starts at cornerback in three seasons at Wyoming before entering the draft following his junior season.
- Recorded 134 tackles, 21 passes defensed, six interceptions (returning one for a touchdown), three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 2.0 sacks while also returning six kickoffs (22.5-yard average) and blocking three punts (returning two for touchdowns).
- Earned All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention honors as a junior when he recorded 47 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack for the league’s top ranked pass defense.
- Named to the All-Mountain West Conference secondteam as a sophomore while recording a career-high 17 passes defensed.
- Recorded back-to-back games with blocked punts to begin his collegiate career, returning the first block back six yards for a touchdown in his collegiate debut vs. Montana State.
- Born in St. Louis, Mo. and was a three-sport star and honor student at Thomas Jefferson High in Denver, Colo.
- Earned All-Colorado and All-State Class 5A honors from the Denver Post as both a quarterback and running back.
- As a senior, completed 96-of-185 passes for 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing 138 times for 830 yards and three touchdowns and was named MVP of the Denver Prep 5A League.
- Won four city championships in football and was part of school’s state championship 4x100-meter relay team as a senior.
- Earned all-city honors at point guard on the basketball team.
- Founded the Derrick Martin Foundation in 2007 to benefit the lives of underprivileged youth, including those in singleparent homes.
- Has a son, Derrick Jerome III and daughter, Harlow Kainesley, with wife Alexa.