Martez Shabazz
Martez  Shabazz


DeSoto, Texas

High School:
DeSoto HS

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 172

Defensive Back


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


Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

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


Minnesota-UNH Game Notes

Minnesota-UNH Game Notes


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.


Coach Kill Introduces 2012 Signing Class

Gophers welcome newest class of football players


Top Ten Plays #4

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


Highlights: Minnesota Routs UNLV

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


Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)


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)

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.


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Go behind the scenes of BTN Tailgate on Set-Up Day -- the BTN pregame show is coming to Minneapolis for Gophers-Fighting Illini!

Homegrown Gophers


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