|Born:||October 21, 1970|
Missouri City, Texas
|Died:||November 20, 2012 (aged 42)|
Shelby County, Texas
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|1996||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
Martin Patton (October 21, 1970 – November 20, 2012) was a running back in the Canadian Football League.
Originally playing with the powerhouse University of Miami Hurricanes, 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). His promising opportunity ended when he was dropped by the Hurricanes and he finished his college at Texas A&I. He led the Javelinas in rushing yards, with 876, in 1992 and was a Lone Star Conference all-star.
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. He finished his career in 1996 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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.
Patton died in a car accident on November 20, 2012, in Shelby County, Texas. He is survived by his four children Ashley McDonald, Taylor Patton, Kaila Patton, and Martin Patton Jr.
- ^ FANBASE entry: Martin Patton
- ^ Martin Patton statistics
- ^ Miami's Patton gets 3 years Probation, The News - June 9, 1992
- ^ COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Banned Miami Player Split by Instincts, Law and Big Game, New York Times, November 14, 1991
- ^ Hurricane Warriors - NFL U 1990-1999 Archived September 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas 2011 Media Guide
- ^ 1995 CFL Record Book
- ^ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ CFL Regular Season All-Time Records Archived September 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "Center man, woman die in Shelby County crash after striking tree". Lufkin Daily News. November 21, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
- 1970 births
- 2012 deaths
- Shreveport Pirates players
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers players
- Canadian football running backs
- Miami Hurricanes football players
- Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas football players
- African-American players of Canadian football
- Road incident deaths in Texas
- 20th-century African-American sportspeople
- 21st-century African-American sportspeople
- Players of Canadian football from Texas