41 - Cam Martin Position: Free Safety
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 207 lbs.
High School: George Washington
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
photo A talented young player who is expected to compete for playing time at free safety when practice resumes ... Made a good impression while redshirting in the fall, but missed some valuable time during the spring following a hernia operation ... A smart player with ability and savvy ... Is working to get stronger ... His summer preparation will be important ... Does things right, both on and off the field ... Has a bright future with the Hokies.

2005: Spent the fall working at free safety while redshirting ... Played on the scout team ... Turned in a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump during scout team maxing during the fall ... Improved in all four major lifts during the winter program ... Sat out spring practice after undergoing surgery for a hernia.

High School: Named to the Virginia All-Group AAA first-team all-state team by The Associated Press as a defensive back ... Named to the AAA all-state second team as a defensive back by the VHSCA ... Had over 70 tackles and earned all-area honors for the second year in a row ... Also played quarterback for Coach Dan Newell, completing 39 of 90 passes for 759 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Rushed for 683 yards and 10 TDs on 86 carries, a 7.9-yard average per carry ... Was picked team MVP after a 9-2 season and Valley District title ... Ranked the No. 13 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Ranked the No. 20 safety in the nation and the No. 11 player in the state by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 39 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Rated the No. 13 safety in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 13 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 25 safety in the nation and the No. 13 player in the state by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 84 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Atlantic Region team as a defensive back.

Personal: Cameron Olin Martin ... Born 4/19/87 in Danville, VA ... Son of David and Denese Martin ... Brother, Orion, is a redshirt sophomore on the Tech football squad ... Majoring in management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 9 3 3 6 0-0 0-0
2007 14 40 38 78 8-54 4.5-37
2008 12 13 6 19 3-20 1-11
Career 35 56 47 103 11-74 5.5-48

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 1 9 9.0 0 9