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26 November 2015


The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been voted FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for Week 11.
Facing the Philadelphia Eagles, Martin rushed 27 times for 235 yards (8.7 avg.). His 235 yards are the most in the NFL this season and the most since 2012, when Martin rushed for a career-high 251 yards (11/4/12 at OAK). His 235 rushing yards stand as the 20th-most in a single game in NFL history and join Martin with O.J. Simpson and Corey Dillon as the only two players to have two games in the top 20 all-time.
Martin notched an 84-yard run – the longest in Buccaneers history – and a 58-yard run, becoming the first player since 2012 to notch rushes of 80+ yards and 50+ yards in the same game (Adrian Peterson, Week 15). He rushed for 177 yards in the first half, the most in the NFL since Jamal Lewis’ 180 on September 14, 2003. Martin helped lead a Buccaneers rushing attack that totaled 283 yards, the most in a game in franchise history. He is currently second in the NFL in rushing yards, with 941 on 188 carries (5.01 avg.). His 5.01 rushing average is the most by any running back with at least 150 carries.
This is Martin’s fifth career FedEx Ground Player of the Week award, after winning three in 2012 (Weeks 8, 9 & 11) and one in Week 5 of this season. His five wins are the most by any player in franchise history and he is the only Buccaneers player to ever earn the award multiple times in different seasons.
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