“I never played football because I loved it so much, it was a vehicle to help me do what I really love, which is to reach out and help people. I am probably much busier than when I was playing. I am really enjoying my post-career life.”
Curtis Martin, who was just inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. He is the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history.
Martin oversees the Curtis Martin Job Foundation, which he funded throughout his playing career. He provides both financial aid and hands-on support to single mothers, children’s charities, individuals with disabilities and low income housing providers.
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