Alex Bars Named 2018 Notre Dame Football Captain

Bars joins previously named captains center Sam Mustipher, punter Tyler Newsome and linebacker Drue Tranquill


Notre Dame & The NFL Draft

Notre Dame's 492 players drafted is the second-most of any school in the nation


Irish Trio NFL Combine Bound


2016 Notre Dame National Football League Draft Recap

Irish had seven former players selected in the top four rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft this past weekend


Two Fighting Irish Players Off the Board in Second Round of NFL Draft

Jaylon Smith and Nick Martin, along with first-round picks Ronnie Stanley and Will Fuller, give Notre Dame four of the top 50 selections for the first time since 1993


FB: Practice Update March 21 takes you inside the first spring practice of 2012 and looks at the key position battles the team will face - quarterback, cornerback and the right side of the offensive line.


High school highlights of football signee Nick Martin

High school highlights of football signee Nick Martin


Irish head coach talks about all three 23 signees, answers media questions.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly officially announces the signing class of 2011.


Nick Martin NFL Draft

2016 NFL Draft


Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27

DeShone Kizer threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left and Notre Dame beat Virginia in a thrilling finish, 34-27.


Notre Dame vs. LSU- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Notre Dame vs. LSU- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl


Notre Dame at Michigan (USATSI)

The Irish fell 41-30 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.


Notre Dame vs. Temple (USATSI)

The Irish opened the season with a 28-6 home victory, the 200th of Brian Kelly's coaching career.

Candidate: All-American, Rimington Trophy


Rimington Trophy Watch List (2014)

Lombardi Award Watch List (2014)

Team Captain (2014)

SENIOR SEASON (2014): Played in and started all 13 games ... named a season-long captain at the end of fall camp ... started at center in each of the first three games of the season (Rice, Michigan and Purdue), but moved to left guard before the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... that marked first career start at any other position than center ... remained the starting left guard over the last 10 games of the year.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Started each of the first 11 games at center ... was lost for the season against BYU (Nov. 23) due to a knee injury ... played on same Irish offensive line with older brother, senior offensive tackle and captain Zack Martin ... part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the Football Bowl Subdivision in fewest sacks allowed ... no team in the nation allowed fewer sacks and attempted more passes than Notre Dame (eight sacks on 429 pass attempts) in '13 in area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish ... in 2012, Notre Dame allowed more than twice as many sacks (18) on 41 fewer passing attempts (388) ... helped the Irish run the ball for a season-high 235 yards while not allowing a sack on 28 passing attempts in the victory over BYU (Nov. 23) ... Michigan State entered the game against Notre Dame (Sept. 21) ranked 14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in sacks -- averaging 3.0 per game, but the Irish did not allow a single sack in 34 pass attempts against the Spartans ... Notre Dame struggled to run the ball against Purdue (Sept. 14), but the Irish were successful on its final drive to run out the clock (ran for 42 yards on final drive; just 49 prior to the drive) ... Notre Dame ran the final 7:22 off the game clock and the Irish converted four third-down plays on the final drive.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games ... majority of action came on multiple Irish special teams units ... by end of the season was primary backup at both tackle positions but also had versatility to play guard ... joined brother Zack as one of four brothers on the Irish roster.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Did not see any action during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Indiana all-state pick on Associated Press Class 3A team as offensive lineman ... also named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 all-state team as one of 10 offensive linemen ... named to 2010 Super Team by Indianapolis Star ... second-team offensive lineman on U.S. Air Force Medium Schools Prep All-America squad ... helped fourth-ranked Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, to 2010 Indiana Class 3A state title with 28-14 win over South Bend St. Joseph's in state title contest that marked Chatard's record 10th state title ... Chatard ended season with 11-4 record and 10 straight wins after early three-game losing streak ... helped team to No. 3 state ranking in IFCA final regular-season poll for 2010 ... starter on both offensive and defensive lines ... rated second-best Class 3A defensive player in Indianapolis area in preseason listings by Indianapolis Star ... helped Chatard to 12-2 mark as a junior in 2009 before losing to Evansville Memorial in Indiana state playoff semi-state round ... father, Keith, played football at Kentucky and was 1982 Academic All-Southeastern Conference pick as team's top defensive tackle while also earning NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 1983 ... played for coach Vincent Lorenzano at Bishop Chatard High School ... son of Pam and Keith Martin ... brother, Zack, had an All-Pro rookie season as the starting right guard for the Dallas Cowboys after being a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft ... graduated May, 2015, with a degree in management consulting from the Mendoza College of Business.

Martin's Career Statistics

Did Not Play

Nick Martin
Nick  Martin

Graduate Student

Indianapolis, IN

High School:
Bishop Chatard

Height / Weight:
6-4 1/2 / 301


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