Martell Mallett
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Mallett in 2014
No. 34
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-13) May 13, 1986 (age 37)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College:Arkansas–Pine Bluff
Undrafted:2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,403
Rushing touchdowns:6
Receptions:50
Receiving yards:414
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Martell Mallett (born May 13, 1986) is a former Canadian football running back. He was signed by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a street free agent in 2009. He played college football at Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Mallett has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Mallett married his long time girlfriend, Jade, in 2017 and they recently had a son.

Professional career

BC Lions

On September 4, 2009, in a home game against the Montreal Alouettes, Mallett rushed for a franchise record 213 yards.[1] He rushed for 1240 yards during the 2009 season and was a Western All-Star.

On November 26, 2009, Mallett was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie of the Year.[2]

Philadelphia Eagles

Mallett was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on January 19, 2010. He was waived on July 31, 2010.[3] He was re-signed on August 1.[4] He was waived again on September 3,[5] but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 5. He was released from the practice squad on September 21.[6]

Cleveland Browns

Mallett was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on September 28, 2010.[7] He was released on November 23, 2010.

Philadelphia Eagles

Mallett was re-signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on January 5, 2011. His practice squad contract expired after the conclusion of the season.

New York Giants

Mallett was signed to a future contract by the New York Giants on January 11, 2011. On August 1, he was waived/injured by the Giants and after clearing waivers, was placed on injured reserve. He was released from injured reserve with an injury settlement on August 25.[8]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Mallett returned to the CFL by signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on January 30, 2012.[9] On June 6, 2012, Mallett tore his Achilles tendon during training camp. He did not play in the 2012 season.[10] He was released by the Tiger-Cats on May 24, 2013.

Calgary Stampeders

Mallett signed with the Calgary Stampeders on February 9, 2014.[11] He played his first professional game in over four years on August 1, 2014, rushing for over 100 yards in a game versus his former team, the B.C. Lions.[12]

References

  1. ^ Morris, Jim (Sep 5, 2009). "Mallett leads Lions past Alouettes". The Canadian Press. Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  2. ^ Ullrich, Lowell (November 26, 2009). "Lions defensive end Ricky Foley best Canadian player in CFL". The Province. Archived from the original on January 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  3. ^ Wulf, Bo (July 31, 2010). "White Rejoins Team, Arrington Passes Physical". philadelphiaeagles.com. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  4. ^ Wulf, Bo (August 1, 2010). "RB Mallett Returns, FB Wright Released". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2010). "Abiamiri To PUP; 10 Players Released". philadelphiaeagles.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  6. ^ Wulf, Bo (September 21, 2010). "Eagles Release S Vaughn, RB Mallett From P. Squad". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-09-21.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Site Staff (September 29, 2010). "Browns Sign CFL Rookie of the Year". theOBR.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  8. ^ "NFL transactions for August 25, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  9. ^ Hammer Time: Ticats sign RB Mallett
  10. ^ Ticat RB Mallett tears achilles, likely out for season
  11. ^ Back again: Mallett signs on with Stamps
  12. ^ official game stats