- High School/Other
- 5' 11"
- 222 lbs.
- Martinsville, Va.
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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Played in all 13 games, starting the final two games of the season ... Played 349 plays, including 124 offensive snaps and 225 special teams plays ... Saw time on special teams and four offensive plays in the season-opening win over Georgia Tech ... Totaled 36 rushing yards on six carries against Austin Peay ... Ran the ball four times for 16 yards, while also putting in work on special teams at Pittsburgh ... Ran the ball three times for 15 yards, including his first career touchdown against Bowling Green ... Contributed on offense as well as special teams against Cincinnati ... Rushed twice for eight yards, also assisting on a tackle while in on 16 special teams plays at North Carolina ... Scored a touchdown, while also assisting on two tackles when in on special teams against Duke ... Had four carries for 27 yards at Clemson ... Made one tackle on special teams at Miami ... Was in on 23 special teams plays against Florida State ... Ran the ball seven time for 27 yards, also returning a kickoff for 26 yards at Boston College ... Racked up 37 yards on 10 rushes in his first career start against Virginia ... Rushed 12 times for 14 yards and added two tackles on special teams in the overtime defeat of Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2011: Played in all 14 games, mostly on special teams ... Played 35 snaps on offense and 227 on special teams ... Saw action on 26 plays against Appalachian State, including 16 on special teams ... Worked five plays at fullback and 13 on special teams at ECU ... Was in on four offensive snaps and 12 special teams plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Had a tackle on 16 special teams plays and worked two plays at fullback at Marshall ... Worked 17 special teams plays and a play at fullback in the Clemson game ... Saw action for 11 special teams snaps in the win over Miami ... Played 21 snaps on special teams while also seeing brief work at fullback at Wake Forest ... Worked a team-high 23 snaps on special teams while adding five plays at fullback against BC ... Picked up two tackles on coverage at Duke while working three plays at fullback ... Contributed on 16 special teams plays at Georgia Tech and six at fullback ... Added a solo tackle on coverage against UNC ... Picked up two tackles on special teams at Virginia while also seeing three plays at fullback ... Tallied a team-high 20 snaps on special teams in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson … Had a tackle in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan … Turned in a 465-pound front squat during spring testing … Moved to tailback for spring practice.
2010: A standout on special teams … Played on the kickoff and kickoff return teams … Played in all 13 games, recording 12 tackles on special teams ... Worked 11 special team plays in the opener with Boise State and posted a tackle … Added another tackle in the JMU game … Picked up 17 special team plays against East Carolina … Was in on three tackles and was credited with three “extra effort” big plays while working 21 special team plays in the NC State game … Was in on a pair of tackles against Wake Forest … Had another special team tackle against Georgia Tech … Was in on two tackles at UNC and picked up another tackled during the Miami game … Got a play at fullback to go along with 15 special team plays against Virginia … Picked up a tackle on coverage in the ACC title game.
Personal: Martin Alexander Scales … Born 11/27/89 in Portsmouth, VA … Son of Oscar and Gracie Scales … Cousins Orion and Cam Martin, as well as uncle Bobby Martin, played football at Tech … Graduated with a degree in history.