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: Coach Kelly Mic'd Up Feature

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.


FB: Serving For A Purpose


2011 Football Award Show'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.


FB: Irish Connection 20

ICON returns with an exclusive tour of The Guglielmino Athletics Complex - The Gug - hosted by Mike Golic, Jr. and Brandon Newman.


Watch as the Irish players talk about the win over Pitt


Notre Dame vs. Rutgers - UTSI

New Era Pinstripe Bowl


No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish topped the Spartans 17-13 for their 10th straight home victory.


Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

Daniels keys fourth-quarter comeback in sixth straight win over Boilermakers, 31-24.


Fall Practice

Images of the Irish preparing for the 2013 season at the LaBar Practice Complex.


Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.


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)

GRADUATE SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at left tackle ... set the school record by making his 51st career start in the game at No. 8 Stanford (Nov. 30) ... ultimately started all 52 games of his Irish career ... moved into third place on Notre Dame's chart for most career wins as a starter (37) with the team's victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... named 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Most Valuable Player ... prior to Martin, the last time an offensive lineman was named the sole MVP of a bowl game was when center Jay Huffman of Penn State was the MVP of the inaugural Liberty Bowl, a 7-0 win over Alabama, on Dec. 19, 1959, at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium ... Kyle Van Noy (BYU), Shilique Calhoun (MSU), Leonard Williams (USC), Frank Clark (Michigan), Trent Murphy (Stanford), Darius Hamilton (Rutgers) and Charles Tapper (Oklahoma) combined for 101 TFLs and 47 sacks in 2013 ... those seven players had a total of 5.0 TFLs and no sacks against graduate Martin ... 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 ... led a unit that finished the season with four first-year starters following the season-ending injuries to C Nick Martin, RG Christian Lombard and LG Chris Watt ... area of great improvement for the Fighting Irish ... last fall, 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 ... participated in the Senior Bowl.

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 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 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.

Martin's Career Statistics

2009 0 0
2010 13 13
2011 13 13
2012 13 13
Career 39 39

Zack Martin
Zack  Martin

Graduate Student

Indianapolis, IN

High School:
Bishop Chatard

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 308

Offensive Tackle

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