90 - Orion Martin Position: Defensive End
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 250 lbs.
High School: George Washington
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
photo Picked up some valuable experience last season as a member of the four-man rotation at defensive end ... Was also one of the top performers on special teams, where he started on two units and was a top backup on three more ... Figures to be right in the thick of the battle for playing time this fall ... Got his weight and strength up during the winter program ... Played extremely well during the spring ... Plays hard and makes plays ... Transfered to Tech and joined the team as a walk-on ... Earned a scholarship in spring 2005 ... Can be an important contributor in the fall.

2005: Played in all 13 games ... His 152 plays on special teams ranked second-highest on the team during the regular season ... Had a total of 23 tackles, seven quarterback hurries and three passes broken up ... Broke up a pass in the opening game at NC State ... Shared a sack at Duke and contributed four tackles ... Added three tackles and a pass breakup against Ohio ... Was in on a tackle for loss against Georgia Tech ... Had two special teams tackles at West Virginia ... Contributed three tackles and a QB hurry in the Marshall game ... Played 26 downs on defense and 14 on special teams ... Had a tackle and a hurry in 13 defensive plays at Maryland ... Also had a hurry against Miami ... Saw action on 14 special teams plays in the BC game ... Played 15 snaps at end and 12 on special teams at UVa, contributing three tackles and a QB hurry ... Had 13 special teams plays against UNC with a tackle ... Picked up two solo tackles against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... Turned in the best 40 by a defensive end during spring testing with a clocking of 4.52 ... Posted four tackles, two sacks and an additional tackle for loss during Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Blocked a field goal in the second scrimmage ... Also had three tackles, a TFL and a shared sack in that outing ... Was in on five tackles during the spring Maroon-White game, including two behind the line.

2004: Joined the team as a walk-on for spring practice ... Had a game-high seven tackles, including 3.5 for a loss and two sacks in the Maroon-White game ... Given the Paul Torgersen Award, awarded to the top newcomer, following spring practice ... Posted a 350-pound bench, a 550-pound back squat and a 34-inch vertical jump in spring testing.

Norfolk State: Attended NSU for 2004 spring semester.

Prep School: Played defensive end for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave for one semester.

High School: Played tight end and defensive end for Coach Everett Woods at George Washington ... As a senior, had three sacks, eight receptions for 190 yards and one interception ... Was named first team all-Western Valley as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball as a forward.

Personal: David Orion Martin ... Born 9/2/85 in Danville, VA ... Son of David and Denese Martin ... Brother, Cam, is a redshirt freshman on the Tech football squad ... Uncle, Bobby Martin, played for Tech from 1986-1989 ... Majoring in sociology.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2005 13 11 12 23 1.5-6 0.5-2
2006 13 9 20 29 1.5-10 1-8
2007 14 30 28 58 10.5-58 6.5-43
Career 40 50 60 110 13.5-74 8-53