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#8 Eric Martin
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 187
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: First Coast HS
Major: Marketing
Experience: 2 Letters
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Sophomore (2015): Saw action in all 11 games and started in six... Was named a Pioneer Football League All-Conference Honorable Mention... Led the team with five interceptions... Intercepted three passes for 27 return yards in the game at Drake... Had an interception against Ave Maria and another one against Davidson... Recorded 43 tackles on the season... Had a season-high seven tackles against Drake...  Earned five tackles at Valparaiso and another five against San Diego... Returned 16 punts for 52 yards on the season... Had a season-high 31 return yards against Dayton.

Freshman (2014): Saw action in 11 varsity games and one JV contest as a defensive back and special teams player ... Was credited with seven tackles on the year ... Had one pass breakup.

High School: Played for two years at Oakleaf HS in Orange Park before finishing his last two years at First Coast High in Jacksonville ... Was named defensive back of the year at Oakleaf in 2011 ... Ranked in the top 10 in the conference in tackles in 2012 with 76 ... Helped his team to three consecutive 7A district titles ... Was an Honor Roll student.

Personal: Full name is Eric DeWayne Martin ... Was born on July 10, 1996, in Jacksonville ... Is the son of Veronica and Fred Martin ... Has a brother, Fred Martin, Jr., and a sister Erica Martin ... Chose Stetson over Middle Tennessee, Wake Forest, Mercer and FAU ... Is a Marketing major.


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