Sherrod Martin life and biography

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Sherrod Martin biography

Date of birth : 1984-10-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Griffin, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jerald Sherrod Martin is an American football safety for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Selected by Carolina in the second round (59th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft (4/25/09).

CAREER
2009
Played in all 16 games with five starts at free safety...Produced 20 tackles, three interceptions and two passes defensed...Logged five tackles and one forced fumble on special teams...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...At Arizona (11/1): Victimized Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner for first two career interceptions...Returned second heist 23 yards to set up a field goal...Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Intercepted Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returned it 12 yards, leading to a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 46 games with 37 starts at Troy...Produced 292 tackles - the most ever by a Trojans defensive back - four sacks, nine interceptions, 23 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...2008 (Sr.): All-Sun Belt Conference first-team selection...Started 13 games at free safety...Contributed to defense that led the conference In total defense, pass defense and scoring defense...Finished third on the team with a career-high 94 tackles and second with four interceptions to go along with seven passes defensed...Tied the NCAA record for the most interceptions in one quarter with three in the second quarter against Alcorn State...2007 (Jr.): All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention...Returned from medical redshirt to play nickel back and start six of 10 games...Set a school record and ranked second in the nation with six forced fumbles...Registered 52 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery...Was the team's leading tackler over the last eight games...2006: Granted a medical redshirt...2005 (So.): Started 11 games at free safety...Rated second on the team with 78 tackles and tied for first with two interceptions...Added 11 passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2004 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with seven starts, opening the final seven games of the season at strong safety...Notched 68 tackles, three interceptions, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Griffin (Ga.) HS...Majored in business management at Troy.

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