PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Robert Martin is no longer a wide-eyed freshman, but the Rutgers tailback welcomes the chance for a slowed-down pace. With developmental practices underway, the projected Quick Lane Bowl starting running back gets back to basics.
Robert Martin faced a questionable future after a torn ACL at Harrisburg (Pa.) High School.
Fifteen months, 334 yards and five touchdowns later, Martin is back and better than ever.
Rutgers needed firepower after Paul James tore his ACL against Navy. Martin lit the cannon with multiple impact games at tailback.
The 6-foot, 200-pounder projects as the Quick Lane Bowl starter with the biggest role for a true freshman running back since Ray Rice in the 2005 Insight Bowl.