Jeremiah Martin started his college football career in Texas and plans to graduate in Texas.
University of Washington’s Edge Rusher, who heads to the Alamo Bowl against the Texas Longhorns in San Antonio on December 29, returns to Lone Star State after spending three seasons with Texas A&M before joining the Huskies the past two years. .
Martin, who stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 267 pounds, will have to go through three different college coaching staffs this season before he can reach his full potential and become an NFL prospect. I did.
Please give credit to the departed Jimmy Lake for bringing this strong player to Seattle through the transfer portal. But Kalen DeBoer’s staff come to all bows for unleashing Martin and his football talent on full bore and helping turn him into his All-Pac-12 selection for the first team. I was.
“I went miles beyond my expectations,” Martin said of the transfer. “I love purple and gold. I’m going to bleed purple and gold for the rest of my life.”
A native of San Bernardino, California, Martin almost came to UW right out of high school after hearing the recruiting overtures of Chris Petersen and his running back coach Keith Bonafa, but Martin SEC and his grandmother weren’t interested in co-ed dorms in Seattle.
He played quickly, playing frequently for the Aggies, appearing in 32 games in three seasons, but only fielding as a reserve edge rusher and special teams player, not a starter.
“I was too young. I was young at heart,” Martin said of being stuck on A&M’s depth chart. “I did my job, but I was childish. The older I get, the more I understand. Looking back on my past, I try not to get caught up in it, but to continue and grow. as a person.”
Martin’s memorable season
Husky Edge Rusher went from perennial reserve and special teams player to first team All-Pac-12 honors.
Martin didn’t start at the college level until the 2021 Apple Cup against Washington State and hasn’t appeared in the opening lineup since.
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He finished the regular season with 38 tackles, 11 of which were lost yardages and 8.5 sacks ranked third in the conference. He also forced two fumbles, broke a pass, and had five quarterback rushes.
Martin felt his entire career as a college football player began to come to an end with a trip to the University of Colorado. This was his last Husky Stadium game and honored him and the other alumni.
Arriving at the Alamo Bowl, he’ll find himself just 170 miles from College Station. He’s 60 pounds heavier now. He is more worldly as a player. He’s a 22-year-old male, the father of his two boys, including one of his born last season, and an NFL prospect.
“This is the last time I’ve seen my coach get emotional and at least play in college at Husky Stadium,” Martin said. “It’s a very surreal experience.”
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