Joins with fellow senior Cody Grimm to give the Hokies an experienced combo at the whip linebacker position … Started every game but one in 2008 before missing all of 2009 spring drills due to knee surgery … Also started 13 games during the 2007 season … An outstanding all-around player who also starts on three special team units … Combines an outstanding work ethic with good decision making … A good tackler in space … Should be ready to return to competition in August.
2008: Posted 51 tackles, seeing action on over 400 defensive downs and 100 special team plays … Finished with a pair of sacks and 5.5 tackles for losses … Shared the team lead with three forced fumbles … Led the team with 11 tackles, including a sack, against East Carolina … Also forced a fumble … Played 52 plays against Furman with five tackles … Did not start against Georgia Tech because of an injury, but did play 26 downs with a couple of tackles … Played 39 downs at UNC … Went all the way on defense at Nebraska, working 70 plays … Had three tackles and broke up a pass in the WKU game … Posted two tackles for loss, including a sack, while making five tackles and forcing a fumble at Boston College … Had a tackle for loss and a QB hurry in the FSU game … Was in on four tackles, including one behind the line, against Maryland … Forced a fumble at Miami and contributed four tackles, including one behind the line … Contributed six tackles against Duke … Was in on a pair of tackles against UVa … Turned in a big fumble recovery and two tackles during Tech’s win over BC in the ACC title game … Contributed a pair of tackles in the Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati … Underwent knee surgery following the bowl and was held out of off-season workouts and spring practice.
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 lineup 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 all-state first 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, started 27 straight games at defensive end for the Hokies (2005-08) … Uncle, Bobby Martin, played for Tech from 1986-1989 … Graduated with a degree in management and is working on a master’s in physical education.
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