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Roland Martin
Roland Martin

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Harper

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 330

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
02/05/1986

Experience:
4L


AS A SENIOR: Talented right guard finished his third season as a starter on the offensive line in 2008 . . . started all 13 games as a senior . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the coaches . . . four-year letterman appeared in 43 career games, including 35 starting assignments (all at right guard) . . . only allowed one sack in nearly 350 passing plays during the regular season . . . graded out as a winner in nine games . . . named the team's outstanding interior offensive lineman . . . named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-America Third Team . . . Midseason First-Team All-Big Ten selection by Rivals.com and Phil Steele . . . selected as Lineman of the Week by the coaching staff for his performance in the season opener at California . . . named Lineman of the Week by the coaching staff for his role in the win at Northwestern . . . AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 11 games, including 10 starts at right guard . . . left the Pittsburgh game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and sat out the next two games (Notre Dame and Wisconsin), ending a streak of 15 consecutive starts . . . key figure on an offensive line that helped MSU rank among the Big Ten leaders in scoring offense (second at 33.1 points per game), rushing offense (third at 198.2 yards per game) and total offense (fourth at 416.8 ypg.) . . . ranked fourth on the team in pancake blocks with 18 . . . started out the season with a bang, grading out as a winner in each of the first three games, before being sidelined with the ankle injury . . . recorded a season-best five pancakes in the season opener vs. UAB as the Spartans produced 593 total yards . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 12 games at right guard in 2006, grading out 91 percent or higher in each game . . . finished third on the team in pancake blocks with 30 . . . scored 99 percent each in backto- back games vs. Purdue and Minnesota (career-best six pancakes) . . . graded 96 percent at Northwestern (4 pancakes) as MSU rallied from a 35-point third-quarter deficit for a 41-38 victory . . . made his first career start in the season opener vs. Idaho, scoring 97 percent . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in seven games in 2005 (DNP vs. Hawaii, Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State) . . . scored 93 percent or better in all seven games and compiled 12 pancakes . . . graded 93 percent each vs. Penn State (3 takedowns) and Purdue (season-high 4 pancakes) . . . scored 98 percent each vs. Minnesota and Indiana . . . produced perfect scores (100 percent) vs. Illinois (3 pancakes) and Northwestern . . . graded out 95 percent in the 2005 season opener vs. Kent State . . . 2004 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus prep All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top 30 prospects by Rivals.com (No. 29) . . . listed among the country's top offensive linemen by PrepStar (No. 4) and SuperPrep (No. 10) . . . listed among the nation's top offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 2) and ESPN.com's Tom Lemming (No. 3) . . . considered among the Midwest's top 20 seniors by SuperPrep (No. 9) and Detroit Free Press (No. 16) . . . tabbed the No. 2 prospect in Illinois by the Prep Football Report . . . participated in 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl played on Jan. 3 in San Antonio, Texas . . . first-team all-state selection helped Harper High School in Chicago post an 11-2 record in 2003 . . . also saw action on defense in 2003 and produced 53 tackles as a senior, including eight sacks . . . did not allow a sack each of the last two seasons . . . Harper head coach Terry Lewis called Martin "the most dominating offensive lineman" he has seen in 30 years of coaching . . . also participated in track and field . . . son of Sharon Wardell . . . born Feb. 5, 1986 . . . majoring in sociology.

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