41 - Cam Martin Position: Linebacker
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 214 lbs.
High School: George Washington
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
photo A returning starter who ranks as one of the Hokies' best all-around players ... Was honored for putting the team first during spring workouts ... Grew into the whip linebacker position as the 2007 season progressed ... Has worked hard to improve and has been successful ... Plays with confidence and makes good decisions ... A leader by his actions ... Moves well and ranks as a good tackler in space ... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles (78) and third in sacks (4.5) ... Also starts on the punt return/block team ... Was outstanding during the spring and the coaches expect him to carry that over to the upcoming season.

2007: Moved into the starting whip linebacker spot during the preseason ... Played the entire way on defense in the opening game, posting five tackles ... Was in for 59 defensive downs and eight special team plays at LSU, posting three tackles ... Helped out on two tackles against Ohio ... Posted two tackles and broke up a pass against W&M ... Earned ACC honors with three sacks and a career-best 10 tackles against North Carolina ... Had a tackle for loss, five total tackles and two pass breakups at Clemson ... Turned in four tackles and a pass breakup against Duke ... Battled a case of mono ... Did not start against BC, but played 53 downs with five tackles and a forced fumble ... Registered eight tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted his first pass in the Georgia Tech game ... Posted four tackles, one for a loss, and returned a fumble for 16 yards in a win over FSU ... Contributed 11 tackles, including 1.5 sacks against Miami ... Led the team with nine tackles in the win over Virginia ... Had nine tackles and two pass breakups against BC in the ACC Championship game before leaving the field with an injury in the third quarter ... Returned to the starting line for the Kansas game ... Finished the season with 78 tackles, including 4.5 sacks ... Forced two fumbles and broke up six passes ... Posted three tackles twice during Tech's four spring scrimmages ... Won the Don Williams Team United Award as the defensive player who put the team first during spring workouts.

2006: Missed the opening game after undergoing a second surgery to repair a hernia ... Returned to see action on 16 plays at free safety against North Carolina ... Contributed three tackles ... Had two tackles in the Duke game ... Played 11 plays on special teams against Cincinnati ... Worked on three different special team units against Georgia Tech, seeing action on 18 plays and contributing a tackle ... Was injured while playing in Tech's jayvee game against Fork Union ... Returned to special team duty against Southern Miss and got a snap on defense ... Saw action on both defense and special teams in the Clemson game ... Played on special teams at Miami ... Missed the Wake Forest and Virginia games after injuring his foot against Kent State ... Returned for the bowl game ... Had a total of six tackles ... Had a 450-pound back squat during spring testing ... Switched to whip linebacker for spring practice ... Posted a sack and a quarterback hurry in the team's second spring scrimmage .

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 senior on the Tech football squad ... Uncle, Bobby Martin, played for Tech from 1986-1989 ... 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