Martin's a compiler. He was never the best back in football. Heck, in 11 seasons, he was only one of the top 6 backs (pro bowler) 5 times. He's 4th in rushing yards, but that's because he's 3rd in rushes.
Of the 48 players who are both in the top 50 in rushes and rushing yardage, Martin's y/c is 41st. Jerome Bettis, who ranks 5th all time in yardage, is 45th in y/c.
If it were me, I wouldn't vote for them in the HoF at all. As the cliche goes (feel free to post this in the One Question thread), it's the "Hall of Fame", not the "Hall of Very Good".
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He's hospitalized in serious condition but not life threatening. He was one of six people shot in a bar in Denver and innocent bystander as well. Big blow for Steelers. Hope he recovers from it. Edit: Suppose to be Joey Porter, not Jerry.