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Former Tennessee QB, Assistant Coach A Part Of NFL History

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Legendary former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin. Photo via Tennessee Athletics/UT Sports.

Former Tennessee quarterback and assistant football coach Tee Martin is no stranger to making history. In 1998, Martin became the first African American quarterback in SEC history to quarterback a national championship team.

Now as the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback coach, Martin is a part of making history again.

Baltimore enters the 2023-24 football season as the first team in NFL history to have an all-African American quarterback room.

Martin is the quarterback’s coach, Kerry Dixon is the assistant quarterback’s coach, Lamar Jackson is the starting quarterback, Tyler Huntley is the backup quarterback and Josh Johnson is the third string quarterback.

The 2006 Jacksonville Jaguars had all African American quarterbacks led by Byron Leftwich but quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson was not.

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Jackson is one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks and is back in Baltimore after a contract dispute with the franchise earlier this offseason. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Louisville standout won the 2019 NFL MVP Award.

Martin is entering his third season as a Baltimore assistant but his first as its quarterbacks coach. The former Tennessee star served as Baltimore’s receivers coach for the first two years of his tenure with the Ravens.

The Mobile, Alabama native has spent the majority of his coaching career in the college ranks including two seasons as Jeremy Pruitt’s assistant head coach and receiver’s coach at Tennessee.

Baltimore opens its 2023-24 season Sunday when they face off against the Houston Texans.

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