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Encyclopedia > Harvey Martin
Harvey Martin
Position(s):
Defensive end
Jersey #:
79
Date of birth: November 16, 1950(1950-11-16)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Dallas, Texas
Date of death: December 24, 2001 (age 51)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 3 / Pick 53
College: East Texas State
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 4
Awards Super Bowl XII MVP
1977 AP Defensive Player of the Year

All-Pro 1977
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2nd Team All-Pro 1976, 78, 79, 82

Honors NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Teams
1973-1983 Dallas Cowboys
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Harvey Banks Martin (November 16, 1950 - December 24, 2001) was an American football defensive end in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. He started playing football in high school, only because he overheard his father tell his mother that he was ashamed that his son didn't play like his friends' kids. He eventually starred at South Oak Cliff High School and East Texas State University before being drafted in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft. This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... South Oak Cliff High School (colloquially referred to as SOC, pronounced sock) is a public secondary school located in Dallas, Texas (USA). ... Texas A&M University-Commerce Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper, TX. His creed, which continues today, was ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to... The 1973 NFL Draft was held on January 30-31, 1973 // 1From New Orleans Saints 2From San Diego Chargers 3From Los Angeles Rams 4From Atlanta Falcons 5From New York Giants 6From Chicago Bears 7From Washington Redskins via Baltimore Colts 8From Miami Dolphins John Hannah, G, Alabama -- taken 1st round, 4th...


As part of the famed Doomsday Defense, "The Beautiful" aka "Too Mean" led the Cowboys in sacks seven times. Martin went to the Pro Bowl four times and was co-Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XII (shared with teammate Randy White). He still holds team records for most sacks as a rookie (8), in a season (20 - 1977), and career (114)[1]. Former Cowboys GM Tex Schramm stated "He'll be remembered as one of the great Cowboys of the golden years ... He was a great player, one of the first great pass rushers." In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show From Paris to the Paris... Randy Lee White (born January 15, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) played as defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1988. ... Texas Earnest Schramm, Jr. ...


Following his retirement in 1984, Martin participated in the battle royal at WrestleMania 2 (1986) for World Wrestling Federation and appeared several times in World Class Championship Wrestling and the Global Wrestling Federation as a ringside commentator. WrestleMania 2 was the second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (although the first WrestleMania was only on pay-per-view in select areas). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ... Global Wrestling Federation was a professional wrestling promotion based in Dallas, Texas. ...


With football gone, many inner demons came to light, including bankruptcies, domestic violence, and polysubstance abuse. Although coach Tom Landry sent him to rehab in 1983, Martin continued to abuse drugs and alcohol. He hit rock-bottom in 1996, when "Too Mean" was jailed on domestic violence and cocaine charges, where he received probation and spent the next eight months in a court-ordered rehabilitation program. Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... “Domestic disturbance” redirects here. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


Afterwards, he was given a job selling chemical products by former teammate and Cowboys offensive lineman John Niland. He was able to turn his life around, staying clean and sober for the final years of his life, giving anti-drug speeches to both schoolchildren and recovering addicts. John Hugh Niland (born February 29, 1944 in Quincy, Massachusetts) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1966 through 1975. ...


Martin died of pancreatic cancer on December 24, 2001 at the age of 51. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor within the pancreatic gland. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


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Preceded by
Fred Biletnikoff
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XII, 1978
(Co-MVP Randy White)
Succeeded by
Terry Bradshaw

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Harvey Martin (695 words)
Martin was one of the Cowboys' most popular players in the 1970s and early '80s, setting team records with 114 career sacks and 20 in 1977.
Teammates always joked with Martin that he never returned a fumble for a touchdown and that he was once even tackled by a quarterback.
"Harvey Martin was a fighter and a competitor, and he carried that spirit with him all the way to the end."
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