Barber, Coughlin and Martin have made an impression through the first five games of the season
Gophers deepest position could be at linebacker
Minnesota native enjoying his freshman season at his dream school.
Minnesota recorded a career-high three turnovers against the Hawkeyes
09.09.17 Football vs. Oregon State
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Has played in all five games • has recorded 14 tackles including three for a loss of seven yards, one interception and one fumble recovery. 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.
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).
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Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Episode 6
P.J. Fleck, Jenny Hansen and Abby DeMuse are this week's guests on Ski-U-Mah Weekly which streams on Facebook every Monday.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.