Hobbies and interests: "I like to hunt, fish, play golf, the normal stuff."
Favorite restaurant: "I'd say anything that serves a burrito and cheese dip. Pancheros (Mexican Grill) here. We go to Tucson's (Southwest Grill and Bar, Green Bay) and a bunch of places in Nashville."
Favorite breakfast cereal: "Frosted Flakes."
Favorite music: "Country. I like George Strait."
Favorite TV show: "Anything with deer hunting, or turkey hunting, or fishing. Any outdoors show, or any of the golf majors."
Favorite sport other than football: "I like the big three – football, basketball and baseball. I like to play golf and I like to watch golf, also."
Favorite NFL team growing up: "The Titans, but before they got to Nashville it was the Packers and Bears. For some reason, I liked the two of those teams. We got a lot of their games in Nashville."
Roommate on the road: Tony Moll
Favorite sports heroes: "If you're someone my age and you don't like Michael Jordan, then you've got something wrong with you. Michael Jordan is a guy I looked up to for success on and off the field."
Early football memories? "I've got a lot of different memories, but I enjoyed the competition and being part of a team. I think it's the last true team sport. You definitely have to have 22 guys that can play. You've got to count on every single person to help you win."
Who influenced you the most while growing up? "My parents (Harry and Ann)."
What do you like best about playing in the NFL? "I just like being part of a team and competing. It's something that I've always done and love doing. It's a great blessing and I look at it as that. I'm trying to make the most of it."
Other than any of your teammates, who is the most exciting player that you enjoy watching in the NFL? "Other than Brett (Favre), I enjoyed watching Walter Payton when I was younger. I enjoyed watching a good defense, whether it was the Steelers' defense, or any good defense."
What would fans be surprised to know about you? "My wife (Jennifer) was a two-time College World Series participant in softball (pitcher for University of Alabama). She was Tennessee high school player of the year."
Which three celebrities would you invite to a party, if you had a chance? "I probably wouldn't invite any celebrities. There's not any I'm dying to meet. Maybe three people from history."
Advice to kids: "Do what is right, even when no one is looking."
Extra points on Martin: Owns a B.A. degree in business administration, having graduated in December 2005. … Father-in-law Mike Wright played one season with the Cincinnati Bengals at quarterback and punter, and also was drafted as a baseball player by the Detroit Tigers. … Considered one of the nation's top prep quarterbacks in 2000, coming out of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. … Father, Harry Ingle Martin III, ran track at Western Kentucky University. … Has given his time to Backfield in Motion, an organization that helps inner-city schools.