Martin Patton

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Martin Patton
Born:October 21, 1970
Missouri City, Texas
Died:November 20, 2012(2012-11-20) (aged 42)
Shelby County, Texas
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
CollegeTexas A&I
Career history
As player
1994–95Shreveport Pirates
1996Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Martin Patton (October 21, 1970 – November 20, 2012) was a running back in the Canadian Football League.[1]

Originally playing with the powerhouse University of Miami Hurricanes,[2] Patton ran into legal trouble. He received probation for credit card fraud and later had an altercation with police after a car accident (Patton lost most of his family in automotive accidents).[3][4] His promising opportunity ended when he was dropped by the Hurricanes and he finished his college at Texas A&I.[5] He led the Javelinas in rushing yards, with 876, in 1992 and was a Lone Star Conference all-star.[6]

He played professional football with the CFL expansion Shreveport Pirates in 1994, leading the team with 659 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. In 1995, he rushed for over 1,000 yards (1040) and was 3rd best rusher in the league.[7] He finished his career in 1996 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[8]

Finally, Patton is in the CFL record books, tied with Earl Lunsford for having scored 5 rushing touchdowns in one game, against Winnipeg on August 5, 1995.[9]

Patton died in a car accident on November 20, 2012, in Shelby County, Texas.[10] He is survived by his four children Ashley McDonald, Taylor Patton, Kaila Patton, and Martin Patton Jr.


  1. ^ FANBASE entry: Martin Patton
  2. ^ Martin Patton statistics
  3. ^ Miami's Patton gets 3 years Probation, The News - June 9, 1992
  4. ^ COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Banned Miami Player Split by Instincts, Law and Big Game, New York Times, November 14, 1991
  5. ^ Hurricane Warriors - NFL U 1990-1999 Archived September 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas 2011 Media Guide
  7. ^ 1995 CFL Record Book
  8. ^ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ CFL Regular Season All-Time Records Archived September 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Center man, woman die in Shelby County crash after striking tree". Lufkin Daily News. November 21, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012.