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Senior DT Martin breaks the mold

Video series gives athlete jump on branding himself as more than just football player

Updated: December 26, 2011, 11:11 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It started with a conversation between an academic staffer at Michigan and one of its most loquacious athletes, between someone who had shown he could be different and another person who strived to find his own way.

Mike Martin never could have imagined one conversation with Ryan Doyle, then a Michigan athletic staffer, about Doyle's non-profit organization "Live to Give" would turn into so much.

Martin, a senior defensive tackle on the verge of playing his final ...

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