March 26, 2019

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13 Marquel Martin

  • Defensive back
  • Grade: Senior
  • Height: 5′11″
  • Weight: 200 lbs
UNLV: A reserve former walk-on defensive back who has also become a valuable special teams performer on kick coverage ... Awarded a scholarship in 2007 ... Expected to compete for more time in secondary as a senior ... Listed No. 2 at the free safety spot heading into fall ... A top student who earned Academic All-MWC honors in 2006 and `07 ... Voted to the Arthur Ashe Junior Sports Scholar Award Second Team this spring ... One of nine current Rebels who already went through graduation ceremonies for their bachelor's degree but return to play a final season in 2009.

2008: Played in only three games while battling injuries ... Missed all of spring practice while recovering from ACL surgery.

2007: Played in four games and finished with two tackles.

2006: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in 11 games on special teams ... Missed final game because of injury ... Finished with four total tackles.

2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Rialto HS ... Lettered three times for the Knights ... Prep coach was Frank Jimenez ... Recorded 85 tackles and had two interceptions at safety his senior year.

PERSONAL: Marquel Jayloni Martin was born on April 13, 1987, in Rialto, CA ... The son of Maryann and Melvin Martin ... Has two brothers, Daemian and Ryan ... Earned a bachelor's degree in journalism & media studies and is pursuing a master's degree in sport & leisure management.

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