JUST AROUND THE BEND- My Journey for 9/11


Most of us know George Martin as No. 75 of the New York Football Giants, the star defensive end of the 1970s and ‘80s, with 96 quarterback sacks, the touchdown record for a defensive lineman, a Super Bowl win and an incredible interception that Coach Bill Parcells called the greatest football play he has ever seen. George is an NFL legend, but he’s also so much more.

Son of a sharecropper who grew up dirt poor in the American South, through talent and determination, family and faith, George Martin became a true leader on the field and off, a man whose relentless positive energy and ability to inspire know no bounds. He has championed NFL colleagues as their union president, advocated for retired players with chronic injuries, and created a non-profit to help young people find their way to responsible adulthood through athletics and mentoring.

Heeding his own inspiration, George one day decided to walk across America, the country he loves and credits with giving him the opportunity to succeed, dedicating his Journey to the rescue and recovery workers who helped America stand tall after 9/11, and raising millions of dollars for their medical care. Just Around the Bend is the remarkable story of a man, a life and a special Journey. George Martin is happy to have you along.

NFL Films Presents George Martin's "a Journey for 9-11"


Anyone working on 9/11 witnessed indescribable destruction and despair, as well as tremendous acts of gallantry and heroism. Emergency workers were lauded by elected officials in the days after 9/11, but their unique needs became ensnared in red tape that extended all the way to Washington. When George Martin walked across America, every step he took and the pain from every callous that he endured was for them. George never forgot the true heroes of 9/11, and they and their families will never forget him. By any standard of measure, George is a true American hero.

Sgt. Ed Mullins, a 32-year NYPD veteran and President
NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association