Role American football player
Positions Defensive end
Name Wayne Martin
Education University of Arkansas
Weight 125 kg
Height 1.96 m
|Date of birth: (1965-10-26) October 26, 1965 (age 50)|
Place of birth: Cherry Valley, Arkansas
NFL draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints from 1989 to 1999.
In high school at Cross County High, he led his team to an undefeated record as a Senior. He attended the University of Arkansas and finished his career with 37 TFL and 25.5 sacks. His TFL rank 3rd and his sacks rank 1st in school history. Martin was a first team All Southwest Conference selection in 1988, as well as an All-American, anchoring the Razorbacks defense that helped win the 1988 SWC championship, finishing 10-2 on the season.
He was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 1989 NFL draft.
Martin amassed a total of 82.5 quarterback sacks, which currently stands as the 2nd most career sacks with the Saints behind linebacker teammate Rickey Jackson, Martin was inducted into the "New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame" in 2003 with Jim Dombrowski.
Martin wore uniform number 93.