3 Martez Shabazz  
Martez Shabazz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
DeSoto, Texas

High School:
DeSoto HS

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 172

Position:
Defensive Back


08/29/2013

Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

09/08/2012

Minnesota-UNH Game Notes

Minnesota-UNH Game Notes

03/21/2012

Coach Kill Pre-Spring Press Conference Transcript - 3.21.12

Coach Kill addressed the Twin Cities media Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of the first 2012 spring practice.

02/01/2012

Coach Kill Introduces 2012 Signing Class

Gophers welcome newest class of football players

12/17/2013

Top Ten Plays #4

Ra'Shede Hageman's blocked field goal against UNLV led to a Martez Shabazz touchdown.

08/29/2013

Highlights: Minnesota Routs UNLV

The Golden Gophers defeated UNLV, 51-23, to kick off the 2013 season.

11/23/2013

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)

11/03/2012

Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2013
2012

2013 • SENIOR SEASON:
Recorded three tackles, including one for a loss, against UNLV • returned a blocked field goal 51 yards for his first career touchdown against the Rebels • recorded three tackles at New Mexico State • made one tackles and broke up one pass against Western Illinois • played against San Jose State and Iowa, but did not record any statistics • notched two solo tackles at Michigan • made three tackles and notched .5 sack against Nebraska • broke up two passes and made one tackle at Indiana • played against Penn State and made one tackle against Wisconsin • had one tackle at Michigan State.

2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in nine games and made six tackles. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV, but did not record any statistics • saw action against New Hampshire and recorded his first career interception • suffered a dislocated toe in practice and missed games against Western Michigan, Syracuse, Iowa and Northwestern • returned to the lineup at Wisconsin and made two tackles • assisted on one tackle vs. Purdue and had one solo tackle vs. Michigan • competed at Illinois, at Nebraska and vs. Michigan State • broke up two passes and assisted on one tackle vs. Texas Tech.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Transferred from Trinity Valley Community College • led team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Citizen's Bank Bowl as a sophomore • earned All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honors • three-time All-SWJCFC Defensive Player of the Week as a sophomore • recorded 21 pass break-ups, 43 tackles and one interception in • coached by Brad Smiley.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of DeSoto High School • helped lead his team to a share of the District 11-5A championship during 2008, his senior season • named second-team All-District 11-5A in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born on January 3, 1993 • son of Tarian and Alamin Shabazz • business and marketing education major.