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Doug Martin

Bucs running back

Bucs running back

Doug Martin

Doug Martin is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The 31st overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, he was named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team after rushing for a Bucs rookie record 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, the second-best single-season effort in club history. Martin was given the nickname "Muscle Hamster'' by a Boise State teammate, a name he has said repeatedly he despises. Martin appealed to fans for nickname suggestions and has voiced support for the name, "Dougernaut.''



  1. Bucs' Doug Martin develops his pass-catching skills

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Though RB Doug Martin caught 49 passes as a rookie in 2012, the Bucs felt they could use another pair of hands in the backfield.

    Bucs running back Doug Martin caught 49 passes for 472 yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2012, and 12 passes in six games in 2013 before an injury ended his season.
  2. Bucs give fifth-graders 'Ticket to the Future'

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — When members of the Buccaneers organization unveiled a giant ticket during an assembly on the B.C. Graham Elementary School playground Friday afternoon, they immediately raised a specific hope among some of the students.

    Jahbarie Goodson, 10, a fourth-grader at B.C. Graham Elementary School in Tampa, does a touchdown dance with Buccaneers running back Doug Martin on Friday as part of the team’s Buccaneer Academy program at the school.
  3. Intriguing backup running backs available through free agency

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Doug Martin thoroughly despises the nickname (rhymes with Hustle Mamster) that followed him to the NFL from Boise State, so he asked for potential alternatives on Facebook, and the Bucs received 3,100 submissions the first day.

    Steven Jackson opted out of the final year of his contract with the Rams and is on a run of eight straight 1,000 yard seasons.
  4. Bucs Jackson, Martin, McCoy help NFC beat AFC in Pro Bowl

    Bucs

    HONOLULU — Texans defensive end J.J. Watt went out for a pass. The Packers' Jeff Saturday snapped to two Mannings, and the NFC blew past the AFC 62-35 in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

    Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson scores one of his two touchdowns at the Pro Bowl.
  5. Receiver Vincent Jackson can soften Bucs coach Greg Schiano's reputation

    Bucs

    TAMPA

    You have to wonder if all the stories about coach Greg Schiano — including the "toes on the line" rant by TE Kellen Winslow, the kneel-down defense debate and his exhaustive training camp — will affect the decision of any free agents when they weigh signing with the Bucs.

    Vincent Jackson, being tackled by Atlanta safety William Moore, can give a good recommendation about playing for Greg Schiano.
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset NFC-leading Atlanta Falcons' starters

    Bucs

    ATLANTA — Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Bucs safety Ronde Barber walked off the field together at the Georgia Dome Sunday.

    On fourth and 10, safety Mark Barron knocks away a pass intended for tight end Tony Gonzalez, clinching a Bucs victory that ends a five-game losing streak and closes a season of wild swings.
  7. Josh Freeman: Tampa Bay Bucs' offense needs to get back to basics

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Bucs QB Josh Freeman says he "hasn't played well enough to win" during the past two games, in which he racked up a combined eight interceptions.

  8. What was dat? Bucs routed by Saints 41-0

    Bucs

    NEW ORLEANS — The Bucs knew they still had a lot of problems to fix entering Sunday's game against New Orleans: a leaky secondary, a patchwork offensive line and finding a way to pump the brakes on a three-game losing skid.

    Joseph Morgan beats Bucs corner E.J. Biggers for a 34-yard touchdown catch that makes it 31-0.
  9. Bucs lose to Eagles on day Super Bowl champions are honored

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The legends of the fall were roaming the sideline at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, running out of the tunnel to blasting cannons and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

    Bucs cornerback Danny Gorrer, who three plays earlier dropped an interception, waits on the news that the Eagles’ winning 1-yard touchdown pass is upheld.
  10. For Bucs, December offers chance for gain ... or pain

    Bucs

    September allows you to dream. The NFL season is young, and the legs are fresh, and even bad teams think they are pretty good.