One of the most prolific running backs in Fordham history... enters senior campaign ranked fourth on the Fordham all-time rushing yards list with 2,538 and third on the rushing attempts list with 538... has ten career 100+-yard rushing games... wrapped up a strong 2010 spring season with 155 yards on 15 carries, including a 97-yard scoring rush, in the Spring Game...team's second leading rusher as a junior in 2009... made his mark as a sophomore, becoming the sixth Ram to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season... ranked second in the Patriot League and 17th in the NCAA FCS in rushing yards/game in 2008...had the fourth best single season rushing yard total in Fordham history... 2007 Patriot League Rookie of the Year... a Second Team All-Patriot League selection in 2007... moved into the starter's role following the graduation of 2007 First Team All-Patriot League running back Jonte Coven... second on the team and third in the Patriot League in rushing in 2007... led team in scoring... twice named Patriot League Rookie of the Week in 2007... brings speed and strength to the offensive backfield as well as the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield... one of six Staten Island natives on the Fordham roster.
2009: Appeared in all eleven games as a junior, rushing for 666 yards on 129 carries (5.2 yards/carry) with six touchdowns... also caught eight passes for 112 yards (14.0 yards/reception)... rushed for a career-high 187 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown (three yards) in the win over Old Dominion... game was the ninth best single game in Fordham history... followed that with 122 yards on 19 attempts and one score (28 yards) in the Bryant win... rushed for 86 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns (2 and 17 yards) against Holy Cross... picked up 63 yards on ten attempts at Cornell and 63 in 14 rushes versus Columbia... also gained 63 yards on ten carries at Cornell... opened season with 13 rushes for 49 yards and one score (6 yards) at Rhode Island... gained 41 yards on eight carries and caught a 35-yard pass at Colgate.
2008: Started all eleven games at running back for the Rams as a sophomore... rushed 274 times for 1,237 yards and seven touchdowns... the 1,237 rushing yards in the fourth best total in school history... ranked second in the Patriot League and 17th in the NCAA FCS in rushing yards/game (112.5)... tied for third in the Patriot League in rushing touchdowns... registered six 100-yard rushing games... also caught nine passes for 92 yards and returned seven kickoffs for 126 yards (18.0 yards/return)... gained a career-high 186 yards on 40 carries in the win over Georgetown... the 186 yards is the ninth best single game total in Fordham history... opened the season with 29 carries for 169 yards in the Rhode Island win while also returning a kickoff for ten yards... recorded 155 yards on 31 carries with four touchdowns, caught one pass for 17 yards and returned two kickoffs for 55 yards in the Liberty Cup win over Columbia... scoring runs were of 2, 4, 5 and 27 yards... the four rushing scores was one shy of the school record... closed out season with 147 rushing yards on 36 carries along with two receptions for 20 yards at Bucknell... rushed 27 times for 122 yards and two scores (5 and 10 yards) in the win over Marist... picked up 109 rushing yards on 28 carries in the Yale win... carried 17 times for 80 yards and grabbed two passes for 25 yards against Lafayette... rushed 21 times for 83 yards versus Colgate and 16 for 64 yards at Dayton.
2007: Appeared in ten games as a freshman... rushed 127 times for 635 yards (5.0 yards/carry and 63.5 yards/game) and a team-best eight touchdowns... second on the team and third in the Patriot League in rushing yards... also caught two passes for 12 yards... returned 22 kickoffs for 475 yards (21.6 yards/return), both team highs... third in the Patriot League in all-purpose yards (112.2/game) and fifth in kickoff return average... burst onto the scene in his first varsity game, rushing 25 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns in the Liberty Cup win over Columbia... touchdowns runs were of 14, 51 and four yards... the 157 rushing yards was the second most by a Fordham freshman on the NCAA FCS level... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following the Columbia game... gained 119 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown (25 yards) at Georgetown while also returning two kickoffs for 29 yards... carried the ball 14 times for 75 yards and returned two kickoffs for 60 yards against Holy Cross... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following the Holy Cross game... gained 71 yards on ten carries with one touchdown (four yards) at Marist... rushed 13 times for 43 yards and two touchdowns (one and five yards) in the win at Lafayette while also returning three kickoffs for 95 yards... picked up 43 yards on 16 carries with one score (two yards) while also bringing back four kickoffs for 79 yards versus Dayton... rushed seven times for 47 yards and picked up 66 yards on three kickoff returns at Colgate.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Xaverian High School in Brooklyn... was a four-year member of the football squad, earning three letters... played in the 2007 Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge... gained 158 rushing yards on 18 carries in leading Xaverian to a 49-27 win over Fordham Prep in the CHSAA AA title game on Coffey Field, Xaverian's first ever championship in the school's 11-year football history... was second in the CHSAA AA in rushing, gaining 1,338 yards on 146 carries with 14 touchdowns... named Second Team All-State Class A by the New York State Sportswriters... two-time Staten Island Advance All-Star... New York Daily News All-City All-Star... named All-CHSAA and team MVP as a senior... ran for 1,476 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, earning All-CHSAA honors as well as All-Area accolades.
Personal: Son of Bernice and James Martin... a Business Administration major.