Jimmy Martin was drafted by San Diego Chargers in the Seventh round (227th overall) of the 2006 NFL draft... Released by San Diego on August 28, 2006... Spent three two week stints on Minnesota Vikings practice squad during the 2006 season... Released by Minnesota on September 2, 2007... Spent the rest of the 2007 season out of football.
Allocated by Minnesota to NFL Europa, where he played for the Rhein Fire in spring of 2007.
Ran off an impressive streak of 45 consecutive starts in four years at Virginia Tech after stepping into the starting lineup for the final seven games of his freshmen season... A second team ALL-ACC performer as a senior.
Jimmy Martin was born the son of Susan and Jim Martin on October 19, 1982... Attended Chantilly High School where he gained first-team all-region recognition on defense and was an honorable mention group AAA all-state pick... Also lettered as a first baseman on the baseball team and earned first-team all district honors as a senior... Majored in apparel, housing, resource managment at Virginia Tech.