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)
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 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 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 Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1983 ... played for coach Vincent Lorenzano at Bishop Chatard High School ... son of Pam and Keith Martin ... brother Zack having a solid rookie season as the starting right guard for the Dallas Cowboys after being a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.