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Emerson Martin
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Personal information
Born: (1970-05-06) May 6, 1970 (age 51)
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Started:1
Player stats at

Emerson Floyd Martin (born May 6, 1970) is a retired American football player who played two game with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL) during the team's expansion year of 1995.

Martin was signed by the Panthers in January 1995.[1] Martin played at guard for two games in 1995, earning one start. He was released in October 1995.[2] Martin later played with the Mobile Admirals in the short-lived Regional Football League in 1999.[3]

After his playing career, Martin moved into coaching, landing his first job with the AFL Carolina Cobras. Emerson later moved into college football where he is well-known for coaching offensive and defensive linemen.[citation needed] Martin is known for his dynamic recruiting abilities,[citation needed] believes in recruiting athletes he can develop into rising stars, and building relationships with alumni, boosters, and parents. Many of the nation's top college programs recruit athletes from Emerson program Players 2 Pros, LLC.[citation needed] Martin has developed and placed several athletes in Division 1 (FBS), Division 1 (FCS) and Division II.

Martin had built a well-respected program[citation needed] at Village Christian Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina, before the program was shut down due to accusations of recruiting by the institution. Martin built a championship program in two years at the private institution leading the program to two straight state championship appearances back to back. After Emerson was terminated from Village Christian he later went to the Indianapolis Colts as a Bill Walsh intern.

Coaching experience
National Football League (NFL) offensive lineman


  1. ^ "PANTHERS ACQUIRE 2 OFFENSIVE LINEMEN". Charlotte Observer. January 7, 1995. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "Yeboah-Kodie a Panther". The Post and Courier. October 11, 1995. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "Sherman Williams gets RFL football honors". Pensacola News Journal. June 23, 1999. p. 39. Retrieved January 29, 2019 – via