Packers hire Ruvell Martin for minority coaching fellowship

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Packers coach Matt LaFleur has established a minority coaching fellowship, a yearlong, full-time position for young and aspiring minority coaches.

The team announced Wednesday that former NFL receiver Ruvell Martin is the first hire for the fellowship.

Martin will work with the offense and assist with the receivers during.

He played seven NFL seasons for the Packers (2006-08), Rams (2009), Seahawks (2010) and Bills (2011-12). Martin saw action in 82 regular-season games with nine starts and made 76 receptions for 1,129 yards and seven touchdowns.

Martin also played in two postseason contests with one start for the Seahawks, recording two catches for 28 yards.

He originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Saginaw Valley State in 2004. In 2005, Martin was allocated to NFL Europe and helped the Amsterdam Admirals win the World Bowl after leading the league in receiving yards (679) and receiving touchdowns (12).

2 responses to “Packers hire Ruvell Martin for minority coaching fellowship

  1. I am sure he is excited about the opportunity. It’s a first step on the NFL coaching ladder. Hope it leads to good things for Ruvell.

  2. Ruvell Martin is good friends with and a former teammate of both Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers.

    He was teammate of Matt LaFleur at Saginaw Valley State and was a teammate of Aaron Rodgers from 2005-2008 in Green Bay. I can remember at least one TD pass from Aaron to Ruvell in 2008. I also remember a great game Ruvell had against the Bears in ’06. Also a 2 TD game in a 34-0 blowout of Minnesota in ’07.

    Having a coach on staff who has caught passes from both QB Matt LaFleur and QB Aaron Rodgers is pretty cool stuff. Ruvell joked last year when the Packers hired LaFleur: “Matt and Aaron have something in common. They didn’t throw it to me enough.”


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