Kamal Martin
Kamal  Martin


Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229


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Young Linebackers Emerging As Stars

Barber, Coughlin and Martin have made an impression through the first five games of the season


2017 Spring Preview: Linebackers

Gophers deepest position could be at linebacker


Meet The Gophers: Kamal Martin

Minnesota native enjoying his freshman season at his dream school.


Defense Shined Against Iowa

Minnesota recorded a career-high three turnovers against the Hawkeyes


09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State

09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State


Career Stats

2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all ten games • recorded 42 tackles including 6.5 for a loss , one interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Game-by-Game: Had one stuff behind the line for a loss of two yards against Buffalo • notched two tackles, one sack and recovered one fumble against Oregon State • tallied one tackle for a loss of three yards against Middle Tennessee • recorded three tackles against Maryland • was all over the field against Purdue with seven tackles and a red zone interception • forced one fumble and made eight tackles against Michigan State • forced one fumble and notched five tackles against Illinois • recorded five tackles at Iowa • tallied three tackles at Michigan • registered two tackles against Nebraska • recorded two tackles and one sack against Northwestern • recovered one fumble and made three tackles against Wisconsin. 

Played in 13 games and made one start • recorded 10 tackles, made one interception and recoverd one fumble. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against Oregon State and broke up one pass and recovered one fumble • made two tackles including a half of a sack (the first of his career) against Indiana State • made first career start against Colorado State and tallied two tackles • saw action against Penn State • recorded first career interception in the fourth quarter against Iowa • made one tackle against Maryland and one against Rutgers • saw action against Illinois • notched one tackle against Purdue • competed against Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin • recorded three tackles against Washington State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Burnsville High School • played quarterback and safety for the Blaze • led the team to a 9-2 overall mark and a 7-1 mark in conference competition last season • named Associated Press First Team All-State as an all-purpose contributor • named a finalist for Mr. Football in the state of Minnesota • as a senior, he completed 63 of 117 passes for 877 yards and nine touchdowns, while also rushing for 400 yards on 88 carries and scored eight times • on defense, he finished with 79 tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and 13 pass breakups • paced a defense that pitched two shutouts and held the opposition to 10 or fewer points in seven of 11 games • coached by Tyler Krebs.

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1998 • son of Kalib and Maxine Martin • has one brother (Kashif).



2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

2018 Spring Preview: Quarterbacks

3/20/2018 - Football

The Gophers will have their third spring practice today and there will be more than a few eyes on the quarterbacks.

Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice

Elite Access: Inside Spring Practice

3/20/2018 - Football

Before the team headed out for Spring Break, the Golden Gophers held spring practice #2 in the Larson Football Performance Center.

Serving and Giving: Say Goodbye to the Flows

Serving and Giving: Say Goodbye to the Flows

3/16/2018 - Football

Seven Gophers hopped on the M.A.G.I.C bus and took part in a St. Baldricks event to raise awareness for children's cancer.

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