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      Ben Martin
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
La Salle

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265

Position:
DL

Career Statistics
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Honors
  • 2009 SEC Good Works Team
2011
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/8
  • Senior started eight games at defensive end, played in all 12 in return to action after missing 2010 with injury redshirt year
  • Finished with 18 tackles and a pass defended
  • Notched three tackles in college finale at Kentucky (11/26)
  • Season-best four tackles in win over Vanderbilt (11/19)
  • Has 15 tackles and a pass defended
  • Made two tackles against #14 South Carolina (10/29)
  • Returned to start for the first time since second game of year at #2 Alabama (10/22), made two tackles
  • Two stops vs. #1 LSU (10/15)
  • Made three tackles vs. Georgia (10/8)
  • Returned to action vs. Montana after redshirt yr. w/ pair of torn Achilles injuries. Suffered 1st injury in Aug. 2010, then Feb. 2011 to other leg
  • Made two tackles in return to action vs. Montana (9/3)
2010
  • Redshirted
2009
  • Games/Starts: 13/11
  • Hard work paid off for prototype defensive end, leading to 38 tackles and uncanny big-play ability
  • Compiled 3½ sacks for minus-32 yards
  • Started season's final 11 games
  • Best tackle day was career-high seven at Mississippi
  • Ended season with four tackles in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech
  • Forced fumbles came against Memphis and Kentucky
  • Play against Memphis led to Vols TD four plays later
  • Solo sacks came against Western Kentucky, Florida and Memphis for combined 29 yards in losses
  • Sack against Gators was for Vols season best 14-yard loss
  • Added half-sack at Ole Miss
  • Three pass deflections tied for fourth on team
2008
  • Games/Starts: 12/0
  • Speed rusher finished fourth on team with six quarterback hurries
  • Appeared in every game as backup on defensive line
  • Recorded 18 tackles -- highest total among all reserve defensive linemen

  • Recorded first career sack at Auburn
  • Had career-high three tackles in consecutive weeks against Alabama and South Carolina
  • Forced fumble against Mississippi State
2007
  • Games/Starts: 8/0
  • Bounced back from minor preseason injury that delayed playing debut until mid-September
  • Appeared in all but three of season's final 11 regular season games
  • Contributed two tackles each against Arkansas State, Georgia and Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Excellent leaping ability led to his becoming kick-blocking specialist
High School
  • Parade All-America as 2006 linebacker
  • State's No. 1 overall prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com
  • Gatorade Player of the Year in Ohio
  • All-League Player of the Year as senior
  • First-team All-State a senior and second-team All-State as junior
  • Two-time All-Region, All-League and All-City
  • Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior
  • Totaled 112 tackles with 14 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks as senior linebacker
  • Against Elder in 2006, earned 20 tackles and two sacks
  • As junior, tallied 71 tackles with 15 tackles-for-loss, 14 sacks, three forced fumbles and 15 quarterback hurries while playing mostly defensive end
  • Three-year starter on defense
  • Two-year starter on basketball team
  • Coach at La Salle High School - Tom Grippa
Career Highs
  • Tackles - 7 at Mississippi, 11/14/09
  • Tackles for Loss - 1 (6x vs. Memphis, 11/9/09)
  • Sacks -1 (4x vs. Memphis, 11/14/09)
Personal
  • Full Name: Benjamin J. Martin
  • Born on March 22, 1988
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