Curtis Martin had a difficult upbringing, which prompted his mother to insist on him participating in any extracurricular activity, just to keep himself busy and keep him away from crime and violence.
This led to him participating in football despite his disinterest in the sport. As fate would have it, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it would later turn out to be the sport that propelled him to stardom.
|Celebrated Name:||Curtis Martin|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Curtis James Martin Jr.|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Date:||1st May 1973|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Carolina Williams|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No/Yes (name) Ava|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||N/A/Yes (name)No|
|Is Curtis Martin Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2022|
Curtis Martin Biography
Curtis Dixon was born on May 1, 1973, to parents Rochella Dixon and Curtis Sr. His father would later abandon the family when he returned to drugs and alcohol, forcing Curtis’ mother to support the family on her own. As a result, she had to work three jobs. Curtis had a difficult childhood because he frequently got himself into trouble.
Curtis’ grandmother, Eleanor Johnson, was murdered with a knife, and later, he had a near-death experience when a loaded gun’s trigger was pointed at him and pulled, though the gun never fired.
Curtis and his mother later moved to Point Breeze, where he attended Taylor Allderdice High School. His athletic ability was evident in school, and he went on to become a star on the football team. Martin graduated from Allderdice in 1991 and was inducted into the school’s alumni hall of fame in 2011.
Curtis Martin Age, Height, Weight
Curtis Martin was born on May 1, 1973, and is 49 years old as of 2022. He stands 5ft 11in tall and weighs 95 kg.]
Career as a football running back, Martin spent most of his career period with New York Jets of the NFL. This earned him a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as he helped the partiots advance to the super Bowl, a year after winning offensive rookie of the year. Martin was a member of the New England Patriots from 1995 to 1997 and the New York Jets from 1998 to 2006.
He began his career while in college and he was considered a great potential. However, this was not to be because he sustained injuries that plagued him for the majority of his college career. Martin’s most valuable asset was his speed and slashing running style.
Curtis Martin Achievements and Awards
Curtis Martin had a successful career, becoming the league’s oldest player at the age of 31. He also has several awards, including the Ed Block Courage Award in 2001 and FedEx Ground Player of the Year in 2004. He is also recognized in the fourth position, having amassed 14,101 rushing yards in NFL history.
Curtis Martin’s Net Worth in 2022
Curtis Martin is one of the richest football players and despite his humble background, he has managed to turn his life around through his 10-year career in football. The majority of his fortune comes from sports. Martin, on the other hand, has been involved in charity work through his foundation, which he established during his playing career.
This primarily benefits single mothers, disabled people, children’s charities, and low-income housing providers. Martin has a net worth of $10 million as of June 2022.
Martin has a positive outlook on life, and one thing is certain: he never allows criticism to bring him down. He clearly does not let what he cannot control affect him in any way.
Curtis Martin Wife, Marriage
Martin and his mother decided to reconcile with his father after he left the family, and this journey began in 1998. Martin rented a new, furnished house to his father, and they arranged for his check-ups and eventual admission to a rehabilitation center.
He stayed in the facility for six months and it was not in vain because he was able to stay sober and resume his normal life. However, cancer caught up with him and he fought on until he succumbed in June 2009 at 58 years.
The good news is that he left after the family had reached an agreement. Martin had a long time love relationship with Carolina Williams, with whom they tied the knot in 2010. The ceremony was held at Oheka Castle in Huntington, Long Island. The couple was blessed with their first child, a daughter named Ava in 2011.