Hall Of Fame Recipient
Martin played and started in the EHS-LHS rivalry his sophomore, junior and senior year. As a captain, he capped off his senior year with a third win in a row in regular season play over Lawton. He went on to attend the University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship where he became the best All-Time Defensive Tackle. Chase’s career tackles for loss and sacks both rank among the school’s elite and his 1997 season still ranks as possibly one of the greatest statistical seasons ever played by a Sooner defensive lineman. In 1998 Martin was drafted in the 5th round by the Baltimore Ravens. Following a stint with the Ravens, he played for the New Orleans Saints. Where he was part of a defensive line named “The Heavy Lunch Bunch.” He later played for the Washington Redskins and finished up his career with the New York Giants. Today Martin works as an encouragement coach.