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Martin Nance
No. 15
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1983-05-26) May 26, 1983 (age 38)
Maryland Heights, Missouri
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
College:Miami (Ohio)
Undrafted:2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:4
Receiving yards:33
Receiving TDs:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Martin Nance (born May 26, 1983) is a marketing executive and entrepreneur who formerly played as an American football wide receiver. A graduate of Miami University, the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School, he played college football at Miami University in Ohio, where he still holds numerous receiving records.

Nance was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He was also a member of the Minnesota Vikings and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals.

On February 10, 2021, the Vikings announced they had hired Nance to be their chief marketing officer.

Early years

Nance played high school football at Pattonville High School.

College career

Nance attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he played alongside quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Professional football career

Buffalo Bills

Following the 2006 NFL Draft, Nance was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills. He was waived on August 28.

Minnesota Vikings

Nance then signed with the Minnesota Vikings. During his rookie season, he only saw action in the final game against the St. Louis Rams on December 31, 2006, where he recorded 4 receptions for 33 yards.[1] After the 2008 preseason, the Vikings released him.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Nance to their practice squad on September 10, 2008. Nance again played with his college quarterback, Roethlisberger. After finishing the season on their practice squad, he was re-signed on February 18, 2009. He was waived on August 31.

Marketing career

Following his time in the NFL, Nance received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a certificate in executive education from Harvard University.[2] He worked for the NFL in 2011 and then worked for PepsiCo's Gatorade division as the senior director of marketing and sports intelligence.[2] In 2021, Nance was hired by the Vikings as chief marketing officer.[2]

Personal life

His cousin Todd Jenkins was a wide receiver at Northwestern from 1980–1983.

References

  1. ^ Ben Shpigel, "One Game to Remember. Just One," New York Times, Nov. 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Goessling, Ben (February 10, 2021). "Vikings hire former receiver Martin Nance as chief marketing officer". The Star Tribune. Retrieved February 10, 2021.