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Introducing: New Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mark Barron and running back Doug Martin

Safety Mark Barron, the newest Buc, played his high school and college football in Alabama.

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Safety Mark Barron, the newest Buc, played his high school and college football in Alabama.

.Fast facts

Mark Barron

Position: Safety

Age: 22

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Height/weight: 6-1; 213

College: Alabama

Career highlights: 12 interceptions; made 38 starts; consensus All-America selection as a senior in 2011; recorded 66 tackles last season.

High school (St. Paul's Episcopal, Mobile): Five-star prospect after rushing for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior.

Doug Martin >/b>

Position: Running back

Age: 23

Hometown: Oakland, Calif. (raised in Stockton, Calif.)

Height/weight: 5-9; 223

College: Boise State

Career highlights: 1,299 rushing yards in redshirt senior season (second straight 1,000-yard season) and career-high 16 rushing TDs ; appeared in 13 games last year, starting 12, playing only last series vs. TCU (Nov. 12) as a blocking back.

High school (St. Mary's, Stockton, Calif.): Lettered in football and track and field twice; 1,234 yards rushing and 14 TDs on 171 carries as senior.

Introducing: New Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mark Barron and running back Doug Martin 04/26/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:52pm]
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