Curtis Martin Jr.

Former NFL Running Back for the New England Patriots and New York Jets and Entrepreneur

Curtis Martin

Raised by a single mother in the rough neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Curtis Martin had a challenging childhood. He joined his high school football team as a senior at his mother’s insistence, to keep him away from the violence in his neighborhood which had already led to the brutal murders of both his grandmother and several close friends. A natural athlete, Mr. Martin became an immediate star and went on to become a legendary NFL running back who played for both the New England Patriots and New York Jets. After 11 years playing professional football, Mr. Martin retired in 2006 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Today, he is a successful entrepreneur and generous philanthropist

“We all must account for our actions or inaction one day.”