Martin joined the Giants as an 11th-round draft choice in 1975, the 262nd overall pick. A long shot to survive his first training camp, Martin stayed with the Giants for his entire 14-year career. He played in 201 regular season games to become one of just three players in team history to cross the 200-games barrier (Strahan played in 216 games and Howard Cross played in 207). Martin was a leader and catalyst on the 1986 Super Bowl champions (he sacked John Elway for a safety in Super Bowl XXI). He had a knack for making the big play, scoring six touchdowns, a record for NFL defensive linemen since broken by Miami's Jason Taylor. Martin also caught a touchdown pass when he lined up as a tight end in 1980.
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