Running back Curtis Martin was drafted in the third round by the New England Patriots in 1995.
Martin ran 30 yards on his first NFL carry and scored the game-winning touchdown.
Curtis became the first Patriots player to rush for 100 yards in his pro debut.
Martin finished the year as the AFC’s leading rusher with 1,487 yards and scored 14 touchdowns.
Martin signed as a restricted free agent with the New York Jets after his third season.
Curtis rushed for a career-high 1,697 yards in 2004 to win the lone NFL rushing title of his career.
He rushed for 100 or more yards in a game 56 times. He also caught 484 passes for 3,329 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Martin joined Hall of Famer Barry Sanders as the only runners ever to start their careers with 10 straight 1,000-yard seasons.
Martin suffered a knee injury late in his final year that snapped a streak of 119 consecutive starts and kept him from reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the only time of his career.
Martin led his team in rushing in each of his 11 seasons in the NFL.
Martin left the game as the NFL’s fourth all-time leading rusher with 14,101 yards on 3,518 carries and scored 90 rushing touchdowns in his career.
Curtis finished his career with 484 catches for 3,329 yards and 10 touchdowns and his 17,421 combined net yards placed him 10th all-time at the time of his retirement.
Curtis visited the Hall of Fame in April to prepare for his Enshrinement in August.
Martin getting measured for his bust.
Curtis getting measured for his gold jacket.
Martin participated in the coin toss before Super Bowl XLVI.