UC Davis preparing for opener on Sept. 3 at Oregon
UC Davis players honored on Madness Big Sky Preseason All-Conference third team
UC Davis holds team banquet on Sunday evening. Five Aggies honored by Big Sky
Aggies win for the second straight time at Hornet Stadium with impressive performance
Kickoff at Aggie Stadium set for 2 p.m. on Saturday
2014: Started 7 of 11 games played... ALL-BIG SKY HONORABLE MENTION... Led UC Davis with 658 receiving yards and 5 TDs... Caught 46 passes (14.3), trailing only RB Manusamoa Luuga (51)... Punt return threat with 9.3 avg. over 11 returns with long of 49 yds at North Dakota... Posted back-to-back 100-yd receiving games vs. South Dakota (4-121, 1 TD) and at Hawai'i (4-123, 1 TD)... Capped season with another in Causeway Classic (8-115)... Joined Luuga as only Aggies' with a catch in every game... Hauled in career-best 75-yd TD pass from QB Ben Scott against South Dakota that brought Aggies to within 20-17 in fourth quarter... Connected with Scott for 69-yd score the following week at UH that closed deficit in fourth to 33-17... Scored on 27- and 20-yd TD receptions from Scott at North Dakota, giving him four touchdowns in a three-game span... Returned 12 kicks for 203 yards with a long of 28 yards... Had a 40-yd punt return against Southern Utah.
2014: Played in all 11 games, earning starts against Ft. Lewis, Eastern Washington and Portland State... Totaled six catches for 53 yards... Was Aggies' primary punt returner, collecting 10 of the team's 13 returns... Finished with 54 punt return yards... Scored his lone touchdown on a fumble recovery in the endzone against Montana State in the third quarter (RB Gabe Manzanares had a caught a short pass on the play and Martin well on ball after Manzanares was stripped by Bobcats' Alex Singleton)... Was credited with a receiving TD on the play... Returned one kickoff on the season, a 17-yarder at Montana.
2013: Saw action in nine games... Was pressed into action in the fourth game after season-ending injury to receiver Alex Cannon... Caught seven passes for 64 yards... Had a season-long 27-yard reception from Randy Wright in win over Idaho State... Totaled 33 yards on two catches in the game... Grabbed two receptions for 14 yards against Northern Colorado.
OTAY RANCH HS '13: Posted monster year in 2012, catching 54 passes for 1,227 yards and 12 TD's.... Had a long of 80 yards while also catching passes covering 74, 73, 65 and 60 yards... Named All-Mesa League first team and Player of the Year, team MVP and offensive MVP.... Also selected to All-CIF-San Diego section first team and Mesa League Player of the Year.. Received similar team and league honors as a junior... Silver Pigskin finalist... Mesa League Student-Athlete... San Diego Union-Tribune Athlete of the Week/Month... Had at least a 43-yard catch in each of the first seven games in 2012, scoring 11 touchdowns along the way... Had 7 receptions for 229 yards against Olympian HS, a week after catching 6 passes for 187 yards against Castle Park HS.... Had five straight 100-yard games... Led his team with 30 catches for 609 yards and 9 TD's as a junior... Took more than 20 accelerated honors and AP courses.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif...Majoring in sociology... Parents are Michael Martin and Donna Martin... Career highlight was rushing for more than 200 yards while scoring four touchdownsduring prep game... Hopes for a career as an executive with the NFL... Would like to see sidelines eliminated from football... Wishes he could've been at Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.