Poet Amanda Gorman dedicates a part of the Tremendous Bowl poem to the captain of the respect workforce, James Martin – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

TAMPA BAY, FL./PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) – Poet Amanda Gorman stood in the national spotlight during the presidential inauguration and highlighted the performances of Pittsburgh Marine James Martin during a poem she recited at Super Bowl LV.

James Martin was chosen as the volunteer team captain for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic that Gorman alluded to in her poem.

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“James felt the wounds of warfare, but this warrior still shares his home with children at risk. He even played livestream soccer for the family during COVID, ”Gorman said.

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

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