From the Fighting Irish Digital Media Archives - Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly mic'd up during spring practice in April of 2012. The Irish are set to start fall preseason practice on Aug. 4, 2012.
Und.com's coverage of the 2011 Football Award Show begins at 6:45 p.m. ET with a preview show hosted by Jack Nolan featuring various Irish coaches and players as guests. That leads directly into the award show itself, which begins at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Images from Saturday of Notre Dame preparing for the BCS National Championship Game.
zack MARTIN'S HONORS & AWARDS
Walter Camp Second Team All-American (2012)
Notre Dame Offensive Lineman of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012)
Lombardi Award Watch List (2012, 2011)
Outland Trophy Watch List (2012, 2011)
Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American (2012)
SENIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 13 games at left tackle ... enters 2013 season with 39 consecutive starts ... named a second-team All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation and earned Notre Dame offensive lineman of the year award for third consecutive season ... helped Irish run for at least 200 yards seven times in 2012, including six of the last nine contests ... Notre Dame had not posted more 200+ yard rushing games in a single season since 1996 when the Irish registered nine games with at least 200 yards rushing ... over last nine games, Notre Dame combined to rush for 1,901 yards (359 attempts) for 5.3 yards per carry and 15 rushing TDs ... the Irish rushed for more yards in their last nine games combined than 51 FBS teams did in their entire 2012 seasons ... part of four sets of brothers on the team ... older brother of Junior offensive lineman Nick Martin.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Started all 13 games at left offensive tackle ... part of a unit that only allowed 17 sacks during the season ... helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 4.8 yards a carry, the best by a Notre Dame team since 1996.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): One of 11 players to start all 13 games for the Irish that season ... joined center Braxston Cave, offensive guard Chris Stewart and offensive guard Trevor Robinson as the only players on the offensive side of the ball to start all 13 games ... won the Guardian of the Year Award from the Guardian Life Insurance Company (a sponsor of Irish football on IMG College radio broadcasts) as the top Notre Dame offensive lineman ... made his first career start against Purdue ... started 11 games at left tackle and two games at right tackle (vs. Pittsburgh and Western Michigan) ... named Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable Lineman following the victory over Miami (Fla.) in the Hyundai Sun Bowl ... the Irish offensive line allowed 20 sacks over its 13 games in 2010, which averaged out to 1.54 sacks per game ... Notre Dame had not allowed fewer sacks per game since 1998 when the Irish allowed only nine sacks in 11 games or 0.82 per game ... totaled 831 snaps on offense, the most of any Irish offense lineman and second-most of any Notre Dame player.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Did not see game action for Irish.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to play in 2009 Under Armour All-American game in Orlando ... named to Best in Midwest team by Detroit Free Press as the fifth-best player and second-best offensive lineman (behind future classmate Chris Watt) in the Midwest ... ranked as 107th-best prospect in the SI.com/TAKKLE Top 200 ... rated 110th in ESPNU150 and 10th-best offensive tackle according to ESPN ... named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State team as an offensive lineman in senior year ... selected first-team all-state in 2008 by Indianapolis Star and Associated Press ... also named to Indianapolis Star's 2008 Super Team ... tallied 114 pancake blocks during senior campaign ... first-team all-state selection as senior and junior ... named to Bloomington Herald Times Junior All-State team as sophomore ... selected to Bloomington Herald Times Top 33 team as junior and senior ... selected as SuperPrep All-American and 20th-best offensive lineman ... SuperPrep ranked him as 16th-best player in the Midwest ... ranked as second-best prospect in the Rivals.com Indiana postseason rankings ... member of Indiana Class 3A State Championship team as sophomore with 12-3 record ... helped lead high school team to 14-1 record and second consecutive Indiana Class 3A state championship as junior in 2007 ... started both ways as sophomore along offensive and defensive lines ... recorded 73 tackles including five tackles for loss as defensive tackle during sophomore season in 2006 ... 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 head coach Vince Lorenzano at Bishop Chatard High School ... brother, Nick, joined Irish in 2011 as an offensive lineman ... full name is Zachary Edward Martin ... son of Pam and Keith Martin ... graduated on May 19, 2013 with a degree in management entrepreneurship from the Mendoza College of Business ... enrolled as an unclassified graduate student.