An LSU standout who was selected in the seventh round of the 1985 NFL Draft (179th overall), Martin played in New Orleans for nine seasons, making 117 starts and appearing in 143 games overall. He recorded 532 catches for 7,854 yards (14.8 avg.) and 48 touchdowns. He registered three seasons of at least 1,000 yards receiving and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1988 after posting totals of 85 catches for 1,083 yards and seven touchdowns. His 532 receptions and 7,854 receiving yards rank second in franchise history behind only Marques Colston.