Former University of Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin begins his first season at the University of New Mexico. Not surprising, Martin is in charge of the Lobo quarterbacks. He also coordinates UNM's summer camps.
Martin was most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at North Atlanta High School (2008) and a coach for Elite 11 Quarterback Camps (2007-08), Nike Football training camps (2007-08) and the Nike Combine Tour (2008). He mentored and evaluated more than 1,000 quarterbacks, including over 30 Division I signees. Martin also created the "Dual Threat" Quarterback Camp and Academy in Atlanta in 2008.
Martin was quarterback coach and passing game coordinator at North Cobb (Ga.) High School in 2007, helping the Warriors to a 10-1 record and a regional title.
He served as passing game coordinator at Morehouse College in 2006 when the Maroon Tigers had the top-ranked rushing, passing and total offense in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Martin was a four-year letterman and two-year starting quarterback at the University of Tennessee from 1996-99. After serving as a back-up to Peyton Manning in 1996 and 1997, Martin led the undefeated Volunteers (13-0) to the 1998 national championship following a 23-16 victory over Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl his junior season. It was Tennessee's first national title since 1951.
Martin still holds the NCAA record for consecutive completions in a season (24 over two games in 1998) and he shares (with Cal's Aaron Rodgers in 2004) the single-game mark with 23 straight completions vs. South Carolina on Oct. 31, 1998.
As a senior in 1999, Martin led Tennessee to its second consecutive BCS bowl (Fiesta). Martin had a 9-0 career record as a starter against Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.
Martin was selected in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played four years in the NFL (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Oakland) and in NFL Europe, leading the Rhein Fire to an NFL Europe best 7-3 record and a berth in the 2002 World Bowl. Martin also played two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-05).
Martin, and his wife, Toya, have 9-year-old twins, A'Yadra (daughter) and Amari (son), and a son, Kaden. The former Toya Rodriguez is a recording artist with hit singles "I Do!!" (May 2001) and "No Matta What (Party All Night)" (2002).