Images from some recent matchups between the Fighting Irish and Trojans
MARTIN'S HONORS & AWARDS
Rimington Trophy Watch List (2014)
Lombardi Award Watch List (2014)
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 ... part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks and ranked second in the FBS 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 ... 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 FBS 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 ... Arizona State and Stanford both rank tied for seventh in the FBS in sacks per game (3.08) yet the duo managed a combined one sack against the Irish.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Saw action in all 13 games during the season ... majority of action came on multiple Irish special teams units ... younger brother of Zack Martin ... together they comprise one of four sets of brothers on the team ... by end of the season, was primary backup at both tackle positions but also had versatility to play guard.
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, Ind., 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 number-three 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 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 Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1983 ... played for coach Vincent Lorenzano at Bishop Chatard High School ... son of Pam and Keith Martin ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.