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Bill Martin
No. 85, 89
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:(1942-10-27)October 27, 1942
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
Died:March 14, 2018(2018-03-14) (aged 75)
Cumming, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Gainesville
(Gainesville, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Jake William Martin (October 27, 1942 – March 14, 2018) was an American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Georgia Tech and was drafted in the second round (21st overall selection) of the 1964 NFL Draft. Martin was subsequently selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1966 NFL Expansion Draft.

Martin played high school football at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a teammate of Billy Lothridge both at Gainesville High and Georgia Tech.

Martin died in Cumming, Georgia, on March 14, 2018, he was 75.[1]


  1. ^ "Former GHS, Georgia Tech football standout Billy Martin has died". AccessWDUN. Retrieved March 15, 2018.