PLAYER
Keshawn Martin
WR #17
Height:
5-11
Weight:
195
Age:
27
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Inkster, MI
Experience:
5

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 62 685 11 39 5 5 59 11.8 21 0 5 3
2016 SF 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2015 NE 9 8 24 269 11.2 39 2 1 6 6 6 0 1 1
2015 HOU 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 HOU 16 0 6 78 13 32 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 16 1 22 253 11.5 32 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2012 HOU 16 1 10 85 8.5 18 1 4 53 13.3 21 0 1 0

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Biography

Martin joins the Lions after entering the League as a fourth-round draft pick by the Texans in 2012.  Martin established himself as a versatile, speed threat in his stint with the Texans. During his first three seasons (2012-14), Martin recorded 38 receptions, 416 yards and three receiving touchdowns along with 766 punt return yards and one punt return for a touchdown.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: KEY-shawn

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on March 11, 2017.
  • Released by the 49ers on November 8, 2016.
  • Signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent on September 27, 2016.
  • Released by the Patriots on September 3, 2016.
  • Traded to the New England Patriots from the Texans for an undisclosed draft pick on September 17, 2015.
  • Drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth-round (121st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

PRO
Martin joins the Lions after entering the League as a fourth-round draft pick by the Texans in 2012.  Martin established himself as a versatile, speed threat in his stint with the Texans. During his first three seasons (2012-14), Martin recorded 38 receptions, 416 yards and three receiving touchdowns along with 766 punt return yards and one punt return for a touchdown.

2016: Signed with the 49ers after the start of the regular season. Returned two kickoffs for 37 yards in a Week 6 (10/16) matchup at Buffalo before being released.

2015: Joined the Patriots receiving corps and served as a diverse weapon on offense and special teams. Finished the season with 24 receptions, 269 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.

  • Saw action on the kickoff and punt return units. Returned eight punts for 92 yards and 10 kickoff returns for 257 yards (25.7 avg.).
  • Appeared in his first game with the Patriots in a Week 3 (9/27) victory over the Jaguars. Caught three passes for 33 yards and one touchdown.
  • Hauled in three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in a Week 14 (12/13) victory over the Texans.
  • Posted a career-high longest kickoff return with a 75-yard return in a Week 15 (12/20) victory over the Titans.

2014: Played in all 16 games for a third consecutive season. Recorded six receptions and 78 receiving yards.

  • Returned 25 punts for 154 yards on the season.

2013: Finished with 22 receptions, 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Added 39 punt returns for 345 yards and a touchdown, along with 36 kickoff returns for 947 yards.

  • Recorded his first-career punt return for a touchdown in Week 11 (11/17) against the Raiders.

2012: Completed his rookie year with 10 receptions, 85 receiving yards and one touchdown. Carved out a role on special teams by returning 22 punts for 267 yards and 31 kickoff returns for 741 yards (23.9 avg.).

  • Made his rookie-debut primarily on special teams in a Week 1 (9/9) victory over the Dolphins.
  • Returned his first-career punts and kickoffs in Week 6 (10/14) against the Packers. Returned one punt for 19 yards and three kickoff returns for 65 yards.
  • Returned 10 total kickoffs against Jacksonville and Detroit in Weeks 11 and 12. Averaged 28.3 yards per kickoff return during that span.

COLLEGE
Four-year letter winner with the Spartans as a receiver and return specialist. Accounted for touchdowns in five different ways in his career (rushing, receiving, passing, punt return and kick return). One of three Spartans in school history to return two punts for touchdowns in a career.

  • Led the team with 59 plays of 20-plus yards and 17 plays of 40-plus yards for his career.
  • Finished his career ranked second in Michigan State history in punt return yards (659), fourth in punt returns (65) and 10th in all-purpose yards (4,013).
  • Averaged 8.4 yards per carry in his career (64 carries for 540 yards).
  • Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL
Attended John Glenn High School (Westland, Mich.).

  • Son of Charles McKissick and Tracy Martin.

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