Ross Martin Accepts Senior Bowl Invitation

The Duke Football Program announced today that kicker Ross Martin will play in the 2016 Senior Bowl.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke kicker Ross Martin has accepted an invitation to play in the 67th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl.  Martin joins teammate Jeremy Cash in receiving bids to participate in this year’s event.

 

This year’s game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and will be televised live by the NFL Network.

 

Cash and Martin are the 24th and 25th Blue Devils to participate in the Senior Bowl, and the third and fourth in the last two years as NFL Draft picks Laken Tomlinson (1st round/Detroit Lions) and Jamison Crowder (4th round/Washington Redskins) participated in a year ago.

 

A four-time All-ACC and three-time honorable mention All-America selection, Martin finished his 53-game career having booted 78-of-93 field goals and 196-of-197 extra points.  His 430 total points rank second in ACC history, trailing only former Florida State standout Dustin Hopkins (466).

 

Martin holds Duke career records for total points, field goals, field goals attempted, field goal percentage (.839), field goals of 50-plus yards (8), PAT conversions, PAT attempts and consecutive PAT conversions (152).  This past season, Martin set Duke single-season record for total points (120) and field goals (26).

 

A native of Solon, Ohio, Martin earned selection to the 2015 Associated Press All-Bowl Team following his 14-point performance in Duke’s 44-41 overtime win over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.  Against the Hoosiers, Martin connected on all three of his field goal attempts while converting five PAT tries.  His field goals covered 52, 34 and 36 yards with the final kick coming in overtime to provide the winning margin.

 

Martin also will represent Duke in the East-West Shrine Game on January 23 in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be televised live by the NFL Network.

 


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