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Marcus Martin (born November 29, 1993) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

Marcus Martin
Free agent
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-29) November 29, 1993 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school:Crenshaw
(Los Angeles, California)
College:USC
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games Played:26
Games Started:24
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Martin attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California. As a senior, he helped the team win the 2010 L.A. City Division I championship. He received All-L.A. City, Offensive Lineman of the Year and Los Angeles Times All-Star honors.

He was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was rated as the 28th best offensive guard prospect of his class.[1]

College careerEdit

Martin accepted a football scholarship from the University of Southern California. As a true freshman, he started 10 games at left guard.[2]

As a sophomore, he started 10 games at left guard. As a junior, he was moved to center and started 13 games. He suffered knee and ankle injuries in the season finale against UCLA and did not play in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season.[3] During his college career he had 20 starts at center and 13 at left guard.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 14 in
(1.91 m)
320 lb
(145 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Martin was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (70th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was the second center to be selected and one of three USC Trojans to be selected that year.[5] As a rookie, he suffered a dislocated kneecap in the third preseason game against the San Diego Chargers and was forced to miss the first two months of the regular season.[6] He started the last 8 games at center, after replacing Daniel Kilgore who broke his leg in the seventh game against the Denver Broncos.[7]

In 2015, he was named the starter at center over Kilgore. He had 14 starts, with 13 coming at center and one and at right guard.

In 2016, he was passed on the depth chart by Kilgore. He appeared in four games, starting 2 at left guard, before being placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury on December 31.[8] He was waived on March 8, 2017.[9]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On March 9, 2017, Martin was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[10] He did not play any snaps during the season as a backup behind Austin Reiter.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On March 26, 2018, Martin signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.[11] He came into training camp out of shape and struggled.[12] He suffered a torn ligament in the right big toe during the preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers and was placed on injured reserve on August 13.[13]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On May 9, 2019, Martin signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[14] He was released on August 31, 2019.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marcus Martin Profile". rivals.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Center Marcus Martin announces he will enter NFL draft". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "USC center Marcus Martin going pro". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "NFL Combine profile". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "2014 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Martin's knee injury not an ACL tear". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "49ers injury report: C Marcus Martin upgraded to limited". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "49ers Place C Marcus Martin on Injured Reserve, Promote RB Raheem Mostert". 49ers.com. December 31, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "49ers Waive C Marcus Martin". 49ers.com. March 8, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Browns claim 49ers OL Marcus Martin on waivers". 247Sports.com. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cowboys officially sign former 49ers OL Marcus Martin". 247sports.com. March 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Cowboys' Marcus Martin has torn ligament in right big toe". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cowboys Sign 2, Take Maliek Collins Off PUP". DallasCowboys.com. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Boyle, John (May 9, 2019). "Seahawks Sign Cornerback Jamar Taylor, Fullback Nick Bellore & Guard Marcus Martin". Seahawks.com.
  15. ^ Boyle, John (August 31, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves, Establish 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com.

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