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Sam Martin

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Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 30

Weight: 211 lbs

College: Appalachian State

2020 SEASON

  • PUNTS
    65
  • AVG
    46.8
  • LNG
    69
  • In 20
    19

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WK OPP RESULT Punts Yds Net Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk OOB Dn In 20 TB FC RET RetY TD
17 Raiders L 31 - 32 4 168 147 53 42 36.8 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 21 0
16 @Chargers L 16 - 19 3 124 104 44 41.3 34.7 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 Bills L 19 - 48 6 291 284 56 48.5 47.3 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 7 0
14 @Panthers W 32 - 27 4 177 177 58 44.3 44.3 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
13 @Chiefs L 16 - 22 3 115 110 40 38.3 36.7 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5 0
12 Saints L 3 - 31 7 332 293 55 47.4 41.9 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 19 0
11 Dolphins W 20 - 13 3 156 150 56 52 50 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
10 @Raiders L 12 - 37 4 201 181 58 50.3 45.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 20 0
9 @Falcons L 27 - 34 5 225 212 64 45 42.4 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 13 0
8 Chargers W 31 - 30 6 325 247 69 54.2 41.2 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 38 0
3 Buccaneers L 10 - 28 5 226 205 49 45.2 34.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 21 0
7 Chiefs L 16 - 43 3 161 140 60 53.7 46.7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 21 0
2 @Steelers L 21 - 26 4 169 144 55 42.3 36 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 25 0
6 @Patriots W 18 - 12 2 77 77 46 38.5 38.5 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
1 Titans L 14 - 16 5 244 225 56 48.8 45 0 1 0 3 0 1 3 19 0
4 @Jets W 37 - 28 1 49 38 49 49 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0

Career Stats

P Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Punts Yds Net Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk OOB Dn In 20 TB FC RET RetY TD
2013 Detroit Lions 16 0 72 3399 2949 72 47.2 40.4 1 5 7 22 10 18 32 250 0
2014 Detroit Lions 16 0 68 3138 2727 71 46.1 40.1 0 2 10 29 5 21 30 311 1
2015 Detroit Lions 16 0 80 3679 3356 66 46 42 0 4 10 25 3 20 43 263 0
2016 Detroit Lions 16 0 62 3010 2740 63 48.5 44.2 0 3 7 23 3 14 35 210 0
2017 Detroit Lions 10 0 41 1779 1543 64 43.4 37.6 0 5 4 13 6 12 14 116 0
2018 Detroit Lions 16 0 74 3310 2898 61 44.7 39.2 0 3 13 32 4 25 29 332 1
2019 Detroit Lions 16 0 76 3445 3175 62 45.3 41.8 0 5 13 31 7 22 29 130 0
2020 Denver Broncos 16 0 65 3040 2734 69 46.8 41.4 1 16 4 19 4 13 28 226 0
TOTAL 122 0 538 24800 22122 72 46 40.84 2 43 68 194 42 145 240 1838 2

Biography

MARTIN AT A GLANCE:

  • An eighth-year player who has appeared in 107 career games with Detroit (2013-19) and Denver (2020), punting 478 times for 21,992 yards (46.0 avg. / 40.9 net) with 38 touchbacks and 178 punts inside the 20-yard line .
  • Ranks fourth in net punting average (40.9) and gross punting average (46.0) while allowing the fifth fewest return yards (1,612) among punters that have played 100 games since 2013.
  • Handled kickoff duties with the Lions, and he is one of two punters with at least 450 kickoffs combined in the last seven seasons (467 kickoffs for 30,307 yards and 259 touchbacks).
  • Played all 16 games for Detroit in 2019, punting 76 times for 3,445 yards (43.3 avg. / 41.8 net) and seven touchbacks with 31 punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • Set career highs in 2016 in both gross average (48.5) and net average (44.2) on 62 punts, ranking second and third in the league, respectively, in those categories.
  • Punted 226 times for 9,397 yards (41.6 avg.) and was named Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week seven times at Appalachian State University.
  • Became only the second specialist in school history to be selected in the NFL Draft (P Harold Alexander, Atl. - 1993).
  • Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 30, 2020.
  • Selected by the Lions in the fifth round (165th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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