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.
Notre Dame is headed to the BCS Championship game after reaching 12-0 for the first time since 1988.
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 ... brother Zack will be a senior in 2013 ... 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 ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.