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Adrian Martinez
Adrian Martinez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Clemente, Calif.

High School:
San Clemente

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 299

Position:
OL

Experience:
4L


2009 (Senior): Started all 12 games at strongside guard...An honorable-mention all-conference selection, finished with 46 career starts, believed to be the second most among all players in CSU history, behind John Laurita, who started on the offensive line all 47 contests of his career from 1987-90...Graded out better than 80 percent in every game, giving up only two sacks in more than 300 passing plays...A tremendous run blocker, had more than 60 knockdown blocks and better than 20 "outstanding efforts"...Named first-team midseason all-conference by Phil Steele Oct. 16...Also earned a nomination for the 2009 AllState Good Works Team...In resounding 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6), helped Rams outgain the Buffs on the ground, 168-29...In second quarter of 24-23 win vs. Weber State, provided a key block at the point of attack to help spring Leonard Mason on a 14-yard run during a seven-play, 85-yard TD drive; dominated the line of scrimmage vs. the Wildcats, including four knockdown blocks, to persuade coaches to give him CSU's Offensive Player of the Game award...In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), helped Rams pass for 372 yards, their most since the 2005 Poinsettia Bowl...In bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), helped the Rams hold Idaho without a sack while passing for four TDs and rushing for 139 yards against the WAC's top rushing defense...In 24-17 loss vs. Utah (Oct. 10), helped Leonard Mason to 130 rushing yards, including a key block to convert a third-and-1 on CSU's second-quarter field-goal drive... In second-quarter of loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), ushered Mason to key third-down yardage on a scoring drive that put the Rams back in the game...In last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), helped John Mosure to a career-high 177 rushing yards, including a key block on his second-quarter TD run...In his final college game, a 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), helped Mason to 119 yards rushing, and threw a key block for Lou Greenwood on 8-yard TD run in the second quarter.

2008 (Junior): Played in 12 games, with 12 starts...Saw a knee injury end a 27-game playing streak, and a string of 15 straight starts, vs. UNLV (Oct. 4)...Against Sacramento State (Sept. 6), created a hole for Gartrell Johnson's 1-yard TD to give the Rams a second-half lead; then, on the game-winning drive, threw a lead block to spring Johnson for a critical first down, setting up a walk-off FG...Selected by coaches as the team's offensive player of the game for his out-of-the-spotlight but critical contributions in dramatic win vs. Houston (Sept. 20)...Left Cal contest (Sept. 27) in third quarter with injury and did not return...Missed UNLV contest (Oct. 4), and didn't practice most of the following week, but still started vs. TCU (Oct. 11) and played the first half...In tough 45-42 loss vs. No. 17 BYU (Nov. 1), threw a key first-half block to vault Johnson on a 10-yard run; the Rams scored a go-ahead TD on the next play...At Air Force (Nov. 8), threw a nice block to help Johnson into the end zone on the game-opening drive...Early in second quarter vs. UNM(Nov. 15), injured his knee and did not return...In New Mexico Bowl triumph vs. Fresno State (Dec. 20), threw a pair of critical blocks, one on a third-and-7 run that moved the sticks, to set up Johnson's first fourth-quarter TD that cut the Bulldogs' lead to 28-26...After playing 2007 as a tackle, shifted to strong-side guard before spring practice.

2007 (Sophomore): Shook off a preseason injury to claim the starting role at right tackle out of fall camp, and received the nod in all 12 games...Helped Gartrell Johnson to 162 rushing yards, including a key block on the RB's 4-yard TD run in CSU's emotional first victory, at UNLV (Oct. 20)...Three weeks later at New Mexico (Nov. 10), contributed to Johnson's 172 rushing yards, then helped Johnson to 136 in victory vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 17).

2006 (Freshman): Started at right guard in 10 games and saw playing time in 11...Did not start but played vs. TCU (Nov. 25)...Sat out against Weber State (Sept. 2) due to injury.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: An all-star two-way performer as an offensive and defensive lineman at San Clemente (Calif.) High School...A first-team all-conference selection, earned three varsity letter awards in football and three more in wrestling...Finished fifth in the CIF wrestling championships as a junior...Named to all-state football team as a senior in 2004...As a senior was named the conference lineman of the year...High school football coach was Eric Patton.

Personal: Given name Adrian Martinez...Born Nov. 4, 1987, in San Clemente, Calif. ...Son of Jose and Margarita Martinez...Has one brother and one sister...As a senior, worked with the Matthews House, a local organization that seeks to help young adults ages 16-21 who lack significant family support in their lives, working to create opportunities for positive life change as they make the transition to living on their own...Majoring in restaurant and resort management...Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.

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