Kamal Martin
Kamal  Martin


Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225


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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

2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: 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).


Elite Access: Beach Workout


Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!

Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound


Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.

Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner


The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.

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