James Martin is a Center Township native who was part of tonight's coin toss.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

TAMPA BAY, Fl./PITTSBURGH, Pa.(KDKA) — Poet Amanda Gorman caught the national spotlight during the Presidential Inauguration, and, during a poem she recited at Super Bowl LV, she shed some light on the accomplishments of Pittsburgh marine James Martin.

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James Martin was selected as an honorary team captain for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic, which Gorman alluded to in her poem.

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“James has felt the wounds of warfare, but this warrior still shares his home with at-risk kids. During COVID, he’s even lent a hand livestreaming football for family,” Gorman said.

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Martin set up live-streams for Aliquippa High School athletics so that families and friends could watch sporting events amid social distancing restrictions.