Emerged as one of the league's top pass rushers last season...Combines excellent quickness with great instincts and determination...A backup in 2005, he must step into a leadership role in 2006.
2005: Named to Gateway's All-Newcomer team...Played in 10 games as a reserve, yet still led the team in sacks with 7.0...Led the team with four forced fumbles.
Prior to SIU: Transferred from Ball State, where he started nine games for the Cardinals in 2004 and recorded 22 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks...Played in nine games as a true freshman in 2003 and made nine tackles.
High School: Named Associated Press Class 5A All-State and IFCA Region 3 North All-Star his senior year in high school...Set the school's single-season tackle record with 127 as a junior...Ranks fourth in school history with 15 career sacks...Helped Snider to a 13-1 record and the Summit Athletic Conference Championship as a senior...Indiana Football Coaches Association Top-50.
Worth Knowing: Born May 7, 1984, in Mobile, Ala....Son of Harrison and Marde Martin...Majoring in art.