31  Eric Martinez
Eric Martinez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Farmingville, NY

High School:
Sachem

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
02/16/1980


2001: Scooped up a blocked punt and ran 11 yards for his first collegiate TD to give SB a lead in the fourth quarter against St. John's (9/21) . . . made first start of the season and recorded five tackles, two for a loss, at Albany. He also broke up two passes (9/29) . . . made six tackles, including a team-high four for a loss, in win over Wagner (10/6)

2000: Played in eight games, starting two as a linebacker . . . registered two kick returns for 11 yards, longest was eight yards . . . had 31 tackles, 12 unassisted . . . made five tackles for a loss . . . recorded two sacks for a loss of 22 yards . . . forced one breakup . . . his two sacks came against Wagner (10/7) . . . had personal season high of seven tackles against Central Connecticut (11/11) . . . recorded six tackles versus Wagner and Sacred Heart (10/14).

1999: Appeared in nine games, starting none . . . totaled 20 tackles on the year, nine solo . . . notched one sack in Central Connecticut (10/30) . . . had season-high five tackles at San Diego (11/6) . . . had four takedowns in season debut versus Monmouth (9/25) . . . registered three tackles against Albany (10/2), Sacred Heart (10/9), C.W. Post (10/23) Central Connecticut (10/30) and St. Francis (11/13)

1998: Special teams performer played in 10 games, making seven tackles . . . had three stops versus Albany (10/17) . . . returned seven kickoffs for 110 yards, a 15.7 average . . . his longest return was 30 yards against Bentley (10/10).

High School: Earned two letters at Sachem High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. . . ran for 1,000 yards and 14 TDs in senior year . . . totaled 676 yards in junior season . . . earned All-County and All-League honors.

Paw Prints: Eric Martinez . . . born Feb. 16, 1980 . . . son of Elena and Frank Martinez . . . brother of Elisa . . . pretended to be He-Man when he was a kid.


The File on Martinez
Year   UT   AT   Tot   TFL   Sacks   FR   Int   Br
1998    4    3     7    0      0      0    0     0
1999    9   11    20    1      1      0    1     0
2000   12   19    31    5      2      0    0     1
2001   14   17    31   11     .5      0    0     4
Total  39   50    89   17    3.5      0    1     5