news: Former Jets, Pats RB Martin headlines Hall’s Class of 2012

Running back Curtis Martin headlined a six-member Class of 2012 that will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday.

Martin is joined by defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, defensive end Chris Doleman, left tackle Willie Roaf, center Dermontti Dawson, and cornerback Jack Butler.

Martin retired after the 2005 season and was the NFL’s fourth-leading rusher with 14,101 yards when he walked away from the game. A first or second-team All-Pro three times during his career with the New England Patriots and New York Jets, Martin scored 90 rushing touchdowns and rushed for 100 or more yards in 56 games. Martin and Hall of Famer Barry Sanders are the only running backs in league history to start their careers with 10 consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards rushing.

Kennedy registered 58 sacks and scored one touchdown on a fumble recovery in his 11-season career with the Seattle Seahawks. The No. 3 overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, Kennedy had a streak of 116 games played, earned selection to eight Pro Bowls (1992 to 97, 1999, 2000) and missed just nine games out of a possible 176 in his career.

via news: Former Jets, Pats RB Martin headlines Hall’s Class of 2012.


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