Duke Football BIO
35 Ross Martin
2015: Returning starting placekicker ... returning two-time All-America and three-time All-ACC kicker ... candidate for the Lou Groza Award, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top placekicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (2nd team), Lindy’s Sports (2nd team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (3rd team) ... charted as the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Lindy’s Sports ... in 40 career games (40 starts), has compiled 310 total points on 52-of-63 (.825) field goals and 154-of-155 (.994) PATs ... enters the 2015 season having made a school record 110 consecutive PATs ... begins the season with an active streak of 1+ point in 40 consecutive games ... has 10 games with 10+ points including a career-high 15 against North Carolina in 2012 ... has 2+ field goals in 18 games including a career-best four versus North Carolina in 2012 ... Duke’s all-time leader in total points, points per game (7.75), PATs made, PATs attempted and field goal percentage ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks second in field goals, second in field goal attempts, tied for second in field goals of 50+ yards (4) and third in PAT percentage ... owns two of Duke’s top four streaks for consecutive field goals made (13 in 2012 & 15 in 2013-14) ... owns Duke’s top two single-season scoring totals (106 in 2012 & 107 in 2014) ... on the ACC’s career charts, ranks eighth in PATs, eighth in field goal percentage and tied for 16th in total points ... enters the 2015 season needing 14 field goals to crack the ACC’s all-time top 10 chart ... among the ACC’s active players, ranks first in total points, first in field goals, first in PATs, second in field goal percentage, third in points per game, third in field goals per game (1.33) and fourth in PAT percentage ... among active kickers nationally, ranks second in field goals, third in total points, fourth in PAT percentage (minimum 90 attempts), fifth in PATs, eighth in field goal percentage, 10th in points per game and 11th in field goals per game ... holds Duke single-season records for total points (107 points in 2014), PATs (58 in 2013), PAT attempts (58 in 2013) and most PATs without a miss (58 in 2013) ... shares Duke single-season record for PAT percentage (1.000 in both 2013 & 2014) ... shares Duke single-game record for field goals of 50+ yards (2 vs. Virginia Tech, 2013) ... holds Duke bowl game records for PATs (6 vs. Texas A&M in 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl) and longest field goal (52 yards vs. Cincinnati in 2012 Belk Bowl) ... shares Duke bowl game records for total points (12 vs. Texas A&M in 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl) and field goals (2 vs. both Texas A&M in 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl & Cincinnati in 2012 Belk Bowl) ... on the field for 367 career plays ... has been credited for 11 career tackles ... three-time Academic All-ACC selection.
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 48 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 ... semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top placekicker ... 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 ... had multiple field goals in seven weeks ... 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 with single-game stops versus Memphis, Virginia Tech, Miami and Cincinnati ... 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 ... majoring in psychology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management.
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