Gibbons Sweet in OT: Football Prevails over Hokies in Sugar Bowl
Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Sugar Bowl Notebook: New Year's Day
Robinson Voted Football's Team MVP for Second Straight Season
Molk Named Top Lineman to Headline Big Ten Football Awards
Mike Martin talks with media.
Mike Martin on Thursday.
Mike Martin on Thursday.
Senior defensive lineman Mike Martin is profiled.
Tackles: 10, twice (last vs. Virginia Tech, Jan. 3, 2012)
Solos: 9, at Wisconsin (Nov. 14, 2009)
Asst: 6, twice (last at Illinois, Nov. 12, 2011)
TFLs: 3, at Wisconsin (Nov. 14, 2009)
Sacks: 2, vs. Purdue (Oct. 29, 2011)
At Michigan ... 2011 season captain ... four-year letterman ... 2011 All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media) ... 2010 All-Big Ten (second team coaches, honorable mention media) ... played in 49 games ... started 37 contests at nose tackle, 16 consecutively ... notched his 100th career tackle vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20, 2010).
Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media) ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-Big Ten first team selection and Midseason All-Big Ten second team selection ... U-M's Richard Katcher Award (top defensive lineman) ... voted a 2011 season captain by teammates during fall camp ... named to the Bednarik Award and Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch lists ... played in all 13 games; started each game at nose tackle and contributed on special teams in 10 games ... team's fourth leading tackler with 64 stops ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... tied a career high with 10 tackles and notched half a sack ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... posted a season-high nine tackles, matching a career best with six assisted stops, and an assisted sack ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... recorded six tackles and a team-high 1.5 TFLs ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... tallied seven tackles, two TFLs and career-high two sacks ... first sack resulted in a safety, U-M's first since 2003 ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... seven tackles and recorded a half sack for three yards ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... recorded one tackle for loss, three total tackles.
Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches) and honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... U-M's Richard Katcher Award (top defensive lineman) ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-Big Ten second team ... started 12 contests at nose tackle ... registered 37 tackles, six TFLs and 2.5 sacks ... contributed two tackles and an assisted TFL vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... made one solo tackle at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... recorded six tackles, including two for loss, and a sack for a loss of 12 yards in start vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... posted one solo tackle in start vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... tallied seven tackles, including a game-high two for loss, and a sack in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... accumulated six tackle, including one for a loss, and assisted on a sack in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... started at nose tackle vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) and at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... registered three tackles in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... missed the Purdue (Nov. 13) contest due to an ankle injury ... returned to game action in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20), make four tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss ... notched six tackles in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... assisted on a tackle in start vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... Richard Katcher Award recipient as Michigan's top defensive lineman ... started all 12 games at nose tackle ... contributed a career-best 51 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and forced one fumble ... finished second on the team in TFLs ... made first career start at nose tackle and contributed on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), tallying three tackles, one TFL and one sack ... posted three stops vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... recorded four tackles and assisted on one TFL vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... accumulated three tackles vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... had one TFL and two assisted stops at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... made five tackles, including an assisted TFL, at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... posted one stop vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... made a career-high eight tackles and an assisted TFL vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... registered five tackles and one TFL at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... earned two tackles and forced first career fumble vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... set career highs with 10 tackles and three TFLs at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... contributed five tackles and one sack vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... Sporting News All-Freshman second team ... Phil Steele's All-Freshman third team ... played in all 12 games at defensive tackle ... led all U-M freshmen with 20 tackles ... also contributed 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... made career debut vs. Utah (Aug. 30), playing defensive tackle and special teams ... assisted on a tackle for loss against the Utes ... earned first career sack and posted two tackles vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... assisted on a tackle at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... posted two tackles and one TFL vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... registered two tackles and one TFL vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... earned one solo stop vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... assisted on two tackles at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... tallied one sack and three solo stops vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... played defensive tackle at Purdue (Nov. 1) and Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... assisted on three tackles vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... equaled career high with three tackles at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Prep ... attended Detroit Catholic Central High School (2008) coached by Tom Mach ... three-year starter at defensive tackle ... has registered a 420 pound bench and a 520 pound squat ... Key Statistics ... finished varsity career with 206.5 tackles, 14.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries in three seasons ... recorded 96 tackles, 36 tackles for loss and six sacks senior year ... posted 75 tackles and eight sacks as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Michigan ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... four-star prospect and the 12th-best defensive tackle nationally according to Scout.com ... four-star prospect and the nation's 16th-best defensive tackle by Rivals.com ... listed as the second strongest defensive tackle nationally according to Rivals.com ... rated as the seventh-best player in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... selected as the nation's eighth-best defensive tackle recruit by Scouts, Inc. ... ranked as a top-300 prospect in the country by Tom Lemming ... rated No. 14 on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest rankings ... named to Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team ... Associated Press All-State first team as a senior ... participated in the Penn State NIKE Camp in 2007 ... Other Sports ... won state D1 wrestling title as a junior in first year competing ... record-setting shot-putter and discus thrower in track and field.
Personal ... Michael Brendan Martin was born September 1, 1990, in Detroit ... attended 2006 and '07 Michigan Summer Football Camp ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.