The Silent Assassin

ULM Senior wide receiver Marty Humphrey is known for making big plays in critical situations. Most defenders don't give him respect until it's too late.

You won't hear much out of ULM Warhawk receiver Marty Humphrey on the field. He does all his talking with his actions. Listed at 6'1 and 187, Marty isn't the biggest or the fastest player on the field but he will give you one thing every time he suits up, consistency.

A native of Shreveport, La, Humphrey was named All-State his senior season after catching 49 balls for 930 yards and 11 scores. "Coming in as a Freshman, I didn't really know what to expect", said Humphrey. Coach Leahy told me to give it your all on the field, don't leave anything out there. I don't mind putting in the extra time whether it's working out or watching film. I take pride in saying that I work hard and that I've never been late or missed a team meeting. That means something to me".

A red-shirt Freshman in 2005, Humphrey made his biggest catches in a late game situation against Arkansas State. Down 27-24, Humphrey came up with first down catches of 14, and 22 yards to set ULM up at the ASU 21 yard line. ULM would go onto the win the game on a Steven Jyles 2 yard quarterback draw 31-27.

In 2007 Marty saved his best performance late in the season at Alabama. Trailing 14-7 and facing a 3rd and 10 from their own 20 yard line, Humphrey got behind the Crimson Tide defense and pulled down a 40 yard pass from Kinsmon Lancaster. The catch kept the drive alive and led to a Frank Goodin 13 yard td run tying the game at 14.

In that same game, Marty would make the biggest catch of his career, and one that put ULM on the football map. Tied at 14 and and facing a 3rd and 10 situation at the Bama 11 yard line, Humphrey came underneath the defense and caught a 3 yard pass, juked two defenders, and dove into the end zone for what would be the winning touchdown.

"Right now as a team we have two goals and thats winning the Sun Belt and then winning the bowl game. Being from S'port, I see the Independence Bowl every year and always wonder what it would be like to play in a bowl game. I would like that experience. We have the starting talent to play with anyone in the nation, but what Coach Weatherbie has done is build the depth chart that ULM needs to compete with these bigger schools".

Humphrey started 8 games as a Junior, has 41 career catches for 552 yards and one touchdown. He is earning his degree in Kinesiology.

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