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#35 Ross Martin
Position: Kicker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
City/State: Solon, Ohio
High School: Walsh Jesuit
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Ross Martin Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/19/2013
2013: Returning starting placekicker ... preseason third team All-America pick by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... on the watch list for the Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award ... preseason first team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... preseason second team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports and Lindy’s Sports ... listed as the No. 7 kicker in the country by Lindy’s Sports ... named to the preseason watch list for the College Football Performance Awards’ Placekicker Trophy ... range extends comfortably to 55 yards ... enhanced flexibility should pay dividends this fall ... hard worker who owns excellent mental focus ... one of just two returning kickers in the nation that booted 20+ field goals coupled with an .850+ percentage a season ago, joining Cairo Santos of Tulane ... only returning kicker from BCS conferences to have kicked 20+ field goals and 45+ PATs last year ... in 13 career games (13 starts), has amassed 106 total points on 20-of-23 (.870) field goals and 46-of-47 (.979) PATs ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks third in PAT percentage, tied for third in field goals of 50+ yards (2) and 10th in field goals ... on the ACC’s charts for active players, ranks first in points per game (8.15), first in field goals per game, first in field goal percentage, fourth in kick scoring, fourth in field goals, fifth in PATs, fifth in PAT percentage and sixth in total points ... holds ACC single-season record for kick scoring by a freshman and Duke single-season record for total points (106 points in 2012) ... on the field for 141 career plays ... in the annual Spring Game, totaled nine points on three PATs and field goals covering 25 and 30 yards.

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 of the year 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 ... scored multiple points in 12 games ... also 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.

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
Total 13/13 0-0 8-9 5-6 5-6 2-2 20-23 52 0 46-47 106

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
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