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#26 Ronald Martin
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
Hometown: White Castle, La.
High School: White Castle HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 02/26/1993
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Ronald Martin Bio - FB
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/03/2014

Returning starter at safety who will serve as a senior leader in the defensive backfield ... Tremendous instincts to find the ball in coverage ... Missed the end of the 2013 season and did not participate in the spring game because of an injury ... Earned the Mike Miley Leadership Award and the Most Improved Award based on his hard work and effort during spring drills ... Has started eight times and played in 24 games during his career ... Has 76 tackles, six pass breakups and three interceptions in his career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Played in eight games with seven starts at safety ... Missed the final three games of the season with an injury ... Finished the season with 38 tackles and four pass breakups ... Recorded his first interception of the season and third of his career against Furman ... Led the team and shattered his career high with 12 total tackles and added one forced fumble and a fumble recovery at Ole Miss ... Had two pass breakups at Mississippi State and both came on fourth down passes by the Bulldogs ... Racked up seven tackles at Georgia ... Did not play against Auburn ... Made five stops versus UAB and Kent State.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Played in all 13 games with one start against Idaho ... Earned a season-best five tackles on four occasions - against Idaho, Towson, Alabama and Arkansas ... Recorded two interceptions, including one he returned 45 yards for a touchdown, in his first career start against Idaho ... Forced a fumble at Texas A&M ... Served as the backup to Eric Reid at free safety.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played in three games late in the season when Eric Reid and Craig Loston missed playing time with injuries ... Saw action against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Georgia ... Posted three tackles and two pass breakups in his limited playing time ... All three tackles came at Ole Miss ... Credited with a pass breakup against Georgia and Ole Miss ... Broke up a potential touchdown pass in the SEC Championship Game against the Bulldogs.

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-star recruit on Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 21 in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com ... A well-rounded athlete that has participated in four sports since his freshman year of high school - football, basketball, baseball and track ... Earned first-team All-State honors in football and basketball ... Played quarterback and safety at White Castle and led his team to the class 1A state title as a senior ... Threw for over 1,400 yards and rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 25 total touchdowns on offense his senior year ... Tallied nine interceptions to go along with 15 pass break-ups on defense ... Member of the 2010 LSWA Class 1A All-State football team ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate's Second Dozen ... An all-district performer in baseball as a pitcher and outfielder ... Anchored both sprint relays and ran the 400 meters ... Posted 44 feet in triple jump and 23 feet in the long jump in track ... Coached by Ferrante Dominique.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ronald Jermaine Martin, Jr. ... Parents are Lola Wesley and the late Ron Martin Sr. ... Born Feb. 26, 1993, in Plaquemine, La. ... Has two siblings - A'shante and Jaion ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 12 at Ole Miss, 2013
Tackles for loss: 0.5, twice (Last: vs. Idaho, 2012; First: vs. North Texas, 2012)
Interceptions: 2 vs. Idaho, 2012
PBUs: 2 at Mississippi State, 2013

MARTIN’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2011
3-0
2
1
3
0-0
0-0
2
0
0-0
0
0-0
2012 13-1 18 17 35 1.0-1 0-0 0 0 2-45 1 0
2013 8-7 20 18 38 0-0 0-0 4 0 1-0 1 1-0
Totals
24-8
40
36
76
1.0-1
0-0
6
0
3-45
2
1-0
Halliburton
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