An NFL season won’t be complete if they can’t give recognition to whom they consider as the pillars of NFL. They are those people who has played exemplary roles and displayed superb footballs skills in their time.
For this year’s Pro Football Hall Of Fame, the star running back of the Patriots and Jets for 11 seasons, Curtis Martin made it to the fabulous spot. Martin admitted that he never liked playing football at first and just chose to join the game to have an escape from his dark neighborhood environment wherein he could end up dead or live behind bars.
“If you make up your mind to just do the right thing no matter what … and you stick to it, which I did, this is how things can turn around. I feel as if my life turned around from what it used to be, and I think anyone has a chance,” Martin said.
Joining Martin are Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Willie Roaf, Dermontti Dawson, and senior selection Jack Butler.
Martin also acknowledge his former coach Bill Parcell that without his presence he couldn’t be who is right now. Parcell is among the finalists for the Hall of Fame but wasn’t able to make it. Martin would want Parcell to be present on his induction on 4th of August in Canton, Ohio.
In Martin’s football career he was rushing for 14,101 and 90 touchdowns, at least 1,000 yards in each of his first 10 seasons, the first three with New England and the others with the Jets, and won the 1995 Offensive Rookie of the Year.