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Josh Martin
Courtesy of the New York Jets

Josh Martin ’14CC majored in anthropology, where he tackled the study of human societies. Now he’s busy tackling Patriots, Saints, and Buccaneers. Martin, an outside linebacker and special-teams handyman for the New York Jets, is the only Columbia graduate currently playing in the NFL. After a standout career with the Columbia Lions, Martin signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He joined the Jets in 2015, and in 2017 he signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract.