A quick glance at Doug Martin’s season totals explains why the fourth-year running back continues racking up awards.
A couple more came in Monday afternoon when the Pro Football Writers of America revealed its All-NFL and All-Conference teams. Martin was the only Buccaneer named to the All-NFL roster and he was was joined by linebacker Lavonte David on the All-NFC team.
According to a Bucs press release, Martin is the first offensive player from Tampa Bay to be selected to the PFWA All-NFL team.
Martin started all 16 games for Tampa Bay this past season, recording 288 carries for 1,402 rushing yards and six touchdowns, with 33 catches for 271 yards and one touchdown. His rushing total was the second-most in the NFL and the third-most in a single season in franchise history. His 1,673 yards from scrimmage were the fourth-most in the league and are the third-most in a single season in team history. Martin averaged 4.87 yards per carry, the highest mark in the NFL by any running back with at least 250 carries since 2013 (LeSean McCoy, 5.12 on 314 carries) and is the most in team history among running backs with at least 250 carries in a season.
This is David’s second time being an All-NFC selection. In 2013 he was selected to both the All-NFL and All-NFC teams.
David ranked third in the NFL in tackles (147), while leading all linebackers in passes defensed (13) and tying for the second-most interceptions by linebackers (three). Since entering the league as a second-round pick (58th overall), David ranks first in the league in solo tackles (404), second in total tackles (576), second in tackles for loss (67), second in interceptions by a linebacker (nine) and third in passes defensed by a linebacker (31).
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Well deserved! Congrsats Doug. I hope you are a Buc for a long time.
Congrats to Doug Martin on a fantastic season. Extra special thanks from me since he was my main RB in fantasy and helped bring home the trophy and $600!
I will feel much better when Buc’s announce the resigning of Martin……SOON!!
Well deserved and now it is up to the BUCS to keep Doug.
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