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Doug Martin becomes the Bucs' second-ever All-Pro running back

With 1,402 rushing yards, Doug Martin had the third-best total in Bucs history, behind only James Wilder's team-record 1,544 yards in 1984 and Martin's 1,454 yards as a rookie in 2012.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

With 1,402 rushing yards, Doug Martin had the third-best total in Bucs history, behind only James Wilder's team-record 1,544 yards in 1984 and Martin's 1,454 yards as a rookie in 2012.

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Bucs running back Doug Martin, who finished second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards, has been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team, becoming just the second Bucs player honored as a running back.

Martin, who is headed to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career, was selected by a panel of 50 writers to the 27-player team, joining James Wilder (1984) as the only Bucs running backs selected. Mike Alstott made the team five times as a fullback.

It's one more line for Martin's resume as he prepares to become an unrestricted free agent this spring -- the Bucs and Martin have expressed an interest in keeping him in Tampa with an extension. Martin, who turns 27 on Wednesday, had the third-best total in Bucs history,  behind only Wilder's team-record 1,544 yards in 1984 and Martin's 1,454 yards as a rookie in 2012.

[Last modified: Friday, January 8, 2016 1:58pm]

    

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