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Ross Martin
Player Profile:
Ross Martin 816537
Position: Kicker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Solon, Ohio
High School: Walsh Jesuit


















CAREER: Lettered four seasons (2012-13-14-15) … three-time honorable mention All-America choice by Sports Illustrated (2012-14-15) … second team CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree in 2015 … four-time All-ACC selection (HM in 2012; HM in 2013; 3rd team in 2014; 2nd team in 2015) … four-time Academic All-ACC pick … in 53 career games (53 starts), totaled 430 points on 78-of-93 (.893) field goals and 196-of-197 (.995) PATs … had 228 kickoffs for 13,974 yards with 72 touchbacks … finished career holding Duke career records for field goals made (78), field goals attempted (93), field goal percentage (.893), field goals of 50+ yards made (8), PATs (196), consecutive PATs made (152) and total points (430) ... set Duke single-season records for field goals made (26 in 2015), field goals attempted (30 in 2015), points (120 in 2015) and field goals of 50+ yards made (4 in 2015) ... established the three highest single-season point totals in Duke history (120 in 2015; 107 in 2014; 106 in 2012) ... on the ACC’s all-time charts, closed career ranking second in points, third in field goals and fifth in PATs ... concluded career as one of just three players in ACC history with 400+ points ... scored a point in all 53 career games ... set three of Duke’s top five streaks for consecutive field goals made (13 in 2012 & 15 in both 2013-14 and 2015) ... recorded 16 games with 10+ points, including a career-high 15 versus North Carolina in 2012 ... made 2+ field goals in 27 games, with a career-best four versus North Carolina in 2012 … on the field for 519 career plays … represented Duke in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on January 30, 2016, in Mobile, Ala.

2015: Honorable mention All-America pick by Sports Illustrated … second team CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree … first team CoSIDA Academic All-District III choice … second team All-ACC pick by the league’s head coaches … third team All-ACC choice by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association … Lou Groza Award semifinalist … Wuerffel Trophy semifinalist … Campbell Trophy semifinalist … ACC Specialist of the Week following win over Boston College … received Lou Groza Award Star of the Week honors following games against Boston College and Army … totaled 120 points on 26-of-30 (.867) field goals and 42-of-42 (1.000) PATs … established Duke single-season records for total points, field goals and field goals of 50+ yards (4) while matching the school standard for PAT percentage … in the ACC, ranked tied for first in PAT percentage, second in field goals, second in field goals per game (2.00), second in field goal percentage, third in points per game (9.23) and tied for third in total points … nationally, ranked second in field goals per game, ninth in field goal percentage and 19th in points per game … booted a season-high three field goals against Tulane, Boston College, Army, Virginia Tech and Indiana … carded a season-high 14 points versus both Army and Indiana … had 5+ points in 11 weeks ... in the 44-41 overtime win over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, kicked the game-tying PAT with 41 seconds left in the fourth period and later provided the lone points of overtime with a 36-yard field goal … credited for two tackles … on the field for 152 snaps.

2014: Honorable mention All-America pick by Sports Illustrated ... third team All-ACC honoree by both the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and league’s head coaches ... Lou Groza Award semifinalist ... Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 14 games ... compiled 107 points on 19-of-21 (.905) field goals and 50-of-50 (1.000) PATs ... in the ACC, ranked first in field goal percentage, tied for first in PAT percentage, fourth in points per game (8.23) and fifth in field goals per game (1.46) ... nationally, ranked tied for first in PAT percentage, third in field goal percentage, 21st in field goals per game and 34th in points per game ... set school single-season records for total points and field goal percentage while matching the Duke standard for PAT percentage ... also on the school’s single-season charts, totals rank second for PATs made, second for PATs attempted, third for points per game, third for field goals made and seventh for field goals attempted ... received Lou Groza Award Star of the Week honors following performance at Syracuse (9 points on 2-2 FGs & 3-3 PATs) ... matched the third-highest single-game total for both PATs made and attempted with seven at Pittsburgh ... scored multiple points in all 13 games including a season-high 11 against both Kansas and Wake Forest ... also reached double figures in wins over Elon (10) and Troy (10) ... had 5+ points in 11 weeks ... connected on first 14 field goal attempts of the season to equal the second-longest streak of consecutive tries (15) ... in Duke’s win over Tulane, became the school’s all-time leader in total points, bettering the previous record of 240 set by Sims Lenhardt (1997-00) ... at Georgia Tech, broke school record for most consecutive made PATs, eclipsing the previous standard of 84 set by Will Snyderwine from 2009-11 ... matched the second-highest bowl game total of made PATs in Duke history with four against Arizona State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl ... long field goal of the year covered 49 yards versus Elon ... logged at least one field goal in 12 games including a season-high three against Virginia Tech ... registered one touchback on six kickoffs ... credited with one tackle ... on the field for 77 total plays.

2013: Honorable mention All-ACC choice by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 14 games ... totaled 97 points on 13-of-19 (.684) field goals and 58-of-58 (1.000) PATs ... in the ACC, ranked third in PATs, sixth in total points, eighth in points per game (6.93) and 10th in field goals per game (0.93) ... nationally, ranked 87th in points per game ... one of seven kickers nationally to convert 50+ PATs without a miss ... set school single-season records for PATs, PAT attempts and PATs made without a miss while matching standard for PAT percentage ... point total marked the third-highest single-season total in Duke history while field goal total marked the 10th-best in school history ... matched school single-game record for field goals of 50+ yards with two (51 & 53 yards) against Virginia Tech, equaling the standard set by Sims Lenhardt against Vanderbilt in 1998 (54 & 53 yards) ... earned ACC Specialist of the Week honors following Duke’s 13-10 victory over the Hokies as field goals matched the seventh-longest and 14th-longest in Duke history ... lifted Duke to a 27-25, ACC Coastal Division championship-clinching win over North Carolina with a 27-yard, game-winning field goal with 2:22 remaining in the fourth period ... kicked a 48-yard field goal with 2:47 left in the third period for the go-ahead points in Duke’s win over Miami ... field goal against the Hurricanes gave Duke a 31-30 advantage en route to the 48-30 victory ... scored a season-high 12 points versus both Miami and Texas A&M ... booted a career-high seven PATs against Pittsburgh to match the third-highest single-game total in Duke history ... kicked 4+ PATs in nine games ... set Duke bowl game record for PATs with six in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Texas A&M ... matched Duke bowl game records for total points and field goals (2) ... had 5+ points in 10 games ... recorded 20 touchbacks on 70 total kickoffs as the Blue Devils ranked fourth in the ACC in kickoff coverage ... credited with six tackles ... on the field for 149 total plays.

2012: Honorable mention All-America pick by Sports Illustrated ... first team Freshman All-America choice by Sporting News, CBS Sports and Phil Steele ... honorable mention Freshman All-America selection by College Football News ... honorable mention All-ACC selection by both the league’s media representatives and head coaches ... Lou Groza Award semifinalist... Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games ... totaled 106 points on 20-of-23 (.870) field goals and 46-of-47 (.979) PATs ... in the ACC, ranked tied for third in field goals per game (1.54) and eighth in points per game (8.15) ... nationally, ranked tied for 16th in field goals per game and tied for 46th in points per game ... one of just four kickers nationally to boot 20+ field goals with a percentage of .850 or better, joining Brett Baer of Louisiana-Lafayette, Cairo Santos of Tulane and Caleb Sturgis of Florida ... one of just four kickers from BCS conferences to kick 20+ field goals and 45+ PATs, joining Dustin Hopkins of Florida State, Brett Maher of Nebraska and Quinn Sharp of Oklahoma State ... among freshmen nationally, ranked second in both field goals per game and points per game ... established ACC single-season record for kick scoring by a freshman, bettering the previous standard of 97 points by Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins in 2009 ... set school single-season record for scoring, breaking the previous standard of 104 points set by Clarkston Hines in 1989 ... also set Duke season marks for PATs and PAT attempts ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals rank second for field goals, second for field goal percentage, third for points per game, third for field goals attempted, tied for third for most field goals of 50+ yards (2) and ninth for PAT percentage ... became the fourth freshman to lead Duke in scoring, joining Dave Melechek (1973), Sims Lenhardt (1996) and Chris Douglas (2000) ... established school single-game freshman records for points (15 vs. North Carolina) and field goals (4 vs. North Carolina) ... carded 12 points against N.C. Central to match the third-highest single-game total for freshmen in school history ... also reached double figures in the scoring column versus Wake Forest (10) ... set school single-season rookie standards for points, field goals, field goal attempts, field goal percentage, PATs, PAT attempts, PAT percentage, most field goals of 50+ yards and longest field goal (52 yards vs. Cincinnati) ... established Belk Bowl and school bowl game records with 52-yard field goal against Cincinnati ... matched school bowl game standard with two field goals while equaling the sixth-highest single-bowl game scoring total with eight total points ... made 13 consecutive field goals between weeks 2-7 to post the third-longest streak in school history ... booted 44 consecutive PATs during the first 12 games to mark the seventh-longest streak in school history ... kicked six PATs in games against N.C. Central, Virginia and Miami to match the second-highest single-game total for rookies in school history ... the four field goals against North Carolina equaled the fourth-highest single-game total in school history ... handled Duke’s kickoff chores as the Blue Devils ranked fourth in the ACC in both kickoff coverage and total touchbacks ... recorded 29 touchbacks on 77 total kickoffs ... credited with four tackles ... on the field for 141 total plays.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Walsh Jesuit under coach Gerry Rardin ... helped Walsh Jesuit to three-year ledger of 22-9 including a 10-2 mark and state playoff appearance in 2011 ... rated the No. 1 kicker in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 2 kicker in the nation by Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... All-America pick by USA Today (1st team), Under Armour (1st team), Sports Illustrated (2nd team) and ESPN.com (3rd team) following senior campaign ... two-time first team all-state and all-district pick by the Associated Press in 2010 and 2011 ... named to state all-star teams by the Akron Beacon Journal (2011) and Cleveland Plain Dealer (2010 & 2011) ... first team All-North Coast League selection in 2011 ... as a senior, totaled 81 points on 10 field goals and 51 PATs with six field goals of 40+ yards including a career-long 50-yard effort while punting 33 times for a 40.55 yards per kick average ... recorded 58 points on eight field goals and 34 PATs ... set school records for most field goals in a game (4), season (10) and career (18), most consecutive extra points made (95), and most kicking points in a season (81) and career (149) ... set state record for most consecutive extra points made (95) — the third-longest streak nationally ... in the Under Armour All-American Game on January 5, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla., registered four total points on one PAT and a 32-yard field goal while punting seven times for 351 yards to set game records for highest punting average (50.1) and longest punt (72 yards) ... also lettered in soccer.

PERSONAL: Son of Kristi and Jim Martin ... uncle, Raymond “Bucky” Dahman lettered three years (1925-26-27) in football at Notre Dame under Hall of Fame coach Knute Rockne, helping the Fighting Irish to a three-year record of 23-4-2 including an unbeaten home ledger of 12-0-1 ... born July 3, 1993 ... on pace to graduate in May, 2016 with a degree in psychology along with a certificate in markets and management.

Ross Martin's Career Stats
Year G/GS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total Lg Blk PAT Pts
2012 13/13 0-0 8-9 5-6 5-6 2-2 20-23 52 0 46-47 106
2013 14/14 1-1 4-4 5-7 1-4 2-3 13-19 53 0 58-58 97
2014 13/13  1-1  8-8  5-5  5-6  0-1 19-21 49 0 50-50 107
2015 13/13  0-0  7-8  11-13  4-5  4-4 26-30 53 0 42-42 120
Total 53/53  2-2  27-29  26-31  15-21  8-10 78-93 53 0 196-197 430

2012 SEQUENCE: 34, 39 (WL), 29, 29, 25, 30, 23, 35, 22, 40, 28, 28, 30, 20, 43, 24(WL), 46, 47, 50, 33, 48 (WL), 52
2013 SEQUENCE: 38 (WL), 39, 39 (WL), 34, 25, 32, 51, 53, 48, 32, 48 (WR), 22, 55(S), 27, 48(WR), 18, 48 (WL), 20
2014 SEQUENCE: 49, 24, 48, 20, 27, 31, 33, 34, 19, 25, 23, 27, 34, 36, 51 (WL), 48, 24, 40 (WL), 45, 28, 40
2015 SEQUENCE: 32, 25, 46, 34, 38, 38, 36, 38, 53, 40, 25, 25, 29 (WL), 41, 46 (WR), 38, 20, 27, 38 (WR), 22, 27, 51, 36, 42, 39 (WR), 51, 35, 52, 34, 36

2012 Game Log
Opponent FG-A Made Missed Blk PAT-A Pts
FIU 1-2 34 39 0 5-5 8
Stanford 2-2 29, 29 0 1-1 7
N.C. Central 2-2 25, 30 0 6-6  12
Memphis 1-1  23  —  0  5-5  8
Wake Forest  2-2  35, 22  —  0  4-4  10
Virginia  0-0  —  —  0  6-6  6
Virginia Tech  2-2  40, 28  —  0  2-2  8
North Carolina  4-4  28, 30, 20, 43  —  0  3-3  15
Florida State  0-1  —  24  0  1-1  1
Clemson  2-2  46, 47  —  0  2-2  8
Georgia Tech  1-1  50  —  0  3-3  6
Miami  1-1  43  —  0  6-6  9
Cincinnati  2-3  33, 52  48 0  2-3  8

2013 Game Log
Opponent FG-A Made Missed Blk PAT-A Pts
N.C. Central  1-2  39  38  0  6-6  9
Memphis  0-0  —  —  0  4-4  4
Georgia Tech  0-0  —  —  0  2-2  2
Pitt  0-0  —  —  0  7-7  7
Troy  1-2  34  39  0  5-5  8
Navy  0-0  —  —  0  5-5  5
Virginia  2-2  25, 32  —  0  3-3  9
Virginia Tech  2-2  51, 53  —  0  1-1  7
NC State  1-1  36  —  0  5-5  8
Miami  2-2  48, 32  —  0  6-6  12
Wake Forest  0-1  —  48  0  4-4  4
North Carolina  2-3  22, 27  55  0  3-3  9
Florida State  0-1  —  48  0  1-1  1
Texas A&M  2-3  18, 20  48  0  6-6  12

2014 Game Log
Opponent FG-A Made Missed Blk PAT-A Pts
Elon  1-1  49  —  0  7-7  10
Troy  2-2  24, 48  —  0  4-4  10
Kansas  2-2  20, 27  —  0  5-5  11
Tulane  1-1  31  —  0  6-6  9
Miami  1-1  33  —  0  1-1  4
Georgia Tech  1-1  34  —  0  4-4  7
Virginia  2-2  19, 25  —  0  2-2  8
Pitt  1-1  23  —  0  6-6  9
Syracuse  2-2  27, 34  —  0  3-3  9
Virginia Tech  3-5  36, 48, 24  51, 40  0  1-1  10
North Carolina  0-0  —  —  0  2-2  2
Wake Forest  2-2  45, 28  —  0  5-5  11
Arizona State  1-1  40  —  0  4-4  7

2015 Game Log
Opponent FG-A Made Missed Blk PAT-A Pts
Tulane  3-3  32, 25, 46  —  0  4-4  13
NC Central  2-2  34, 38  —  0  7-7  13
Northwestern  1-1  38  —  0  1-1  4
Georgia Tech  0-0    —  0  2-2  2
Boston College  3-3  36, 38, 53  —  0  0-0  9
Army  3-3  40, 25, 25  —  0  5-5  14
Virginia Tech  3-5  41, 38, 20  29, 46  0  4-4  13
Miami  1-2  27  38  0  2-2  5
North Carolina  1-1  22  —  0  4-4  7
Pitt  2-2  27, 51  —  0  1-1  7
Virginia  2-2  36, 42  —  0  4-4  10
Wake Forest  2-3  51, 35  39  0  3-3  9
Indiana  3-3  52, 34, 36  —  0  5-5  14


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