6 p.m. kickoff at Aggie Stadium for the first home game of the Dan Hawkins era
Veterans set the tone for this group of savvy returners and energetic newcomers
New Aggie mentor signs FCS maximum 30 incoming recruits on February 1
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE: Two-time All-Southern League honoree... Earned second team honors as a freshman tackle before earning first team accolades as a sophomore center... Played for head coach Kevin Emerson... Led the Pirates to a 7-4 record and a Beach Bowl berth in 2015... Anchored an offensive line that helped OCC amass more than 7,000 yards throughout his career and allowed quarterback Kody Whitaker to set school records for passing yards and total offense.
BRETHREN CHRISTIAN HS '14: Tallied a school-record 17 sacks as a senior, earning second-team all-state and first-team All-Academy League recognition in the process... Additional awards include second team All-AL honors (2012) and team Co-Lineman of the Year (2011)... Played for head coach Pat McInally... Helped Warriors compile 8-3 record and earn their second consecutive Southern Section postseason appearance as a senior... Named school's Senior Athlete of the Year... Earned a spot on the South squad during Brea Lions All-Star charity game... Graduated with high honors, adding National Football Foundation and Orange County Section Scholar-Athlete nods before attending Orange Coast College.
PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif.... Parents are Bob and Debra Martin.