15 Ingle Martin
15 Ingle Martin
Height: 6-3
Weight: 224
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Montgomery Bell Academy
Previous College: Univ. of Florida
Position: QB/P
Furman: Transferred from the University of Florida to Furman in early January 2004 and two weeks into spring drills was elevated to first team quarterback...went on to start every game (27) for Furman in 2004 and '05, helping the Paladins to a 21-6 record during that span, 2004 Southern Conference championship and consecutive No. 5 and No. 3 NCAA I-AA final national poll rankings...despite playing only two seasons, set new school records for passing yards (5,761), passing touchdowns (42), and total offense (6,277)...finished second in career touchdown responsibilities (50) and passing efficiency (147.65), and third in completion percentage (61.3%, 410x669) ...also established new Furman single season standards for passing yards (2,959), passing touchdowns (22), total offense (3,193), and touchdown responsibilities (25)... recorded the third best punting average in school history (43.2) in 2005...captured All-Southern Conference honors at both quarterback and punter in 2005 and was selected to the Sports Network I-AA All-America second team and I-AA.ORG All-Star teams as a punter...named All-South Carolina as a quarterback by state sportswriters...took home Furman's Vince Perone (MVP) Award following his senior season...invited to participate in 2006 NFL Combine in late February. 2005 -- Passed for a Furman season record 2,959 yards and 20 touchdowns and accounted for another school standard 3,191 yards in total offense and 25 touchdown responsibilities in leading Furman to an 11-3 record, NCAA I-AA semifinal finish, and No. 3 final national ranking...headlined a Furman offense that paced the Southern Conference and ranked seventh nationally (470.0 ypg)...earned consensus All-Southern Conference second team honors as a quarterback and first team accolades as a punter after averaging a league best 43.2 yards on 33 punts (didn't have enough punts to qualify for national rankings)...named All-South Carolina as a quarterback and to the Sports Network All-America second team as a punter...also tabbed by I-AA.ORG All-Star team as a punter...delivered a strong season opening performance in Furman's 37-35 win over 20th-ranked Jacksonville State, completing 17-of-27 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winning 9-yard strike to Justin Stepp with no time left on the clock...game winning touchdown completed a superb 9-play, 74-yard drive that consumed the final 1:22 of the game...personally accounted for all 74 yards on the game winning drive, passing for 47 (5x6) and rushing twice for 27 yards...had 233 yards total offense and three touchdown responsibilities in the victory over 20th-ranked JSU...completed 22-of-34 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns against Hofstra (44-41 double overtime win)...scored game winning touchdown on 1-yard sneak in second overtime...forced overtime with 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end John Rust with 32 seconds left in regulation...also averaged a season best 48.5 yards on four punts, including a 58-yard effort...passed for 247 yards and three touchdowns and ran once for 80 yards and a score to lead Furman to a 48-31 win over Gardner-Webb...performance earned him SoCon Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors...had a 65-yard touchdown pass (to Grant Brigham) and connected with Brigham on an 87-yard pass -- the longest non-scoring pass in Furman history...80-yard touchdown run was the longest run by a Furman quarterback in school history...engineered his third game winning drive of the season in the Paladins' 34-31 triumph over eventual I-AA national champion Appalachian State, moving the Paladins 74 yards in 14 plays for a 6-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Sprague with 31 seconds left...completed 15-of-26 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns...rushed for 24 yards to finish with 276 yards...also averaged a spectacular 45.7 yards on three punts, including a 60-yarder in the second half...other touchdown strike versus ASU covered 60 yards to Daric Carter...wrapped up the regular season with one of his most dominating performances, completing 15-of-17 passes for a career high 323 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-35 triumph over Chattanooga...323 yards was the seventh best single game outing ever by a Paladin quarterback and helped him garner SoCon Offensive Player-of-the-Week...keyed a Furman offense that compiled 662 total yards versus UTC -- the second highest total in Furman history...had a career long 70-yard punt in Furman's 14-12 NCAA I-AA first round playoff win over Nicholls State...completed 17-of-25 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown in leading Furman to a 24-20 win over Richmond in quarterfinal round playoff action...threw for 238 yards (17x28), accounted for 289 yards in total offense, and had a 15-yard touchdown run in a 29-23 semifinal round playoff loss at Appalachian State. 2004 -- Lived up to his preseason billing as one of the top impact performers in NCAA I-AA by leading Furman to a 10-3 record, Southern Conference championship, and No. 5 final national ranking in his first season in a Paladin uniform...directed the most balanced offense in Furman history (226.2 ypg rush/228.8 ypg pass)...completed 13-of-18 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against Presbyterian (52-7 win) to capture SoCon Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors...accounted for 249 yards in total offense and two touchdowns, including a brilliant 58-yard touchdown run off an option keeper, the next week against Samford (45-10 win)...threw three touchdowns and five interceptions the following two weeks against Gardner-Webb (38-6 win) and Pittsburgh (41-38 overtime loss), including a season best 75-yard touchdown pass to Isaac West against the Panthers, before settling down for an impressive stretch run that saw him complete 64.5 percent of his pass attempts (149x231) for 1,851 yards and 13 touchdowns (only two interceptions) over Furman's final nine games (7-2)...completed 24-of-34 attempts for a then- career high 303 yards and one touchdown versus Appalachian State (30-29 loss)...engineered a game winning seven-play, 80-yard drive against nationally second-ranked Georgia Southern (29-22 win), completing 4-of-4 pass attempts for 46 yards (including a scrambling 20-yard completion to Brian Bratton on a third-and-10 play from the GSU 35)...followed up his performance against GSU by throwing for 283 yards (20x28) and rushing for 42 yards and a score in a come-from-behind 31-24 triumph over Wofford -- the Paladins third straight win in Spartanburg...captured his second SoCon Offensive Player-of-the-Week tab after throwing for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a little over one quarter of play against Chattanooga (51-31 win) in the regular season finale...fashioned perhaps his finest outing of the season in a 49-7 victory over Jacksonville State in NCAA I-AA first round playoff action, completing 14-of-19 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns...also ran for 43 yards and fifth score in the victory over the Gamecocks...led Furman to a 4-0 record in November to earn TIAA-CREF Southern Conference Athlete-of-the-Month honors...set new Furman season standards for passing yards (2,792), passing touchdowns (22), total offense (3,084), and touchdown responsibilities (25)...averaged 31.2 yards on eight punts (all from shotgun formation), five of which were downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line. 2003 -- Started the first four games of the season at Florida before UF coaching staff replaced him in the starting lineup with Chris Leake, one of the nation's top freshmen quarterbacks...registered starts against San Jose State, Miami-Fla., Florida A&M, and Tennessee...team was 2-2 in his short starting tenure...completed 47-of-77 passes (61.0 percent) for 654 yards and three touchdowns (140.5 efficiency rating)...completed 14-of-23 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in 65-3 win over San Jose State...went 7-of-10 for 111 yards versus Miami (including 50-yard touchdown pass) before being sidelined with concussion...completed 10-of-12 passes for 139 yards and a score in 63-3 romp over Florida A&M...went 16-of-32 for 205 yards versus then nationally 12th-ranked Tennessee . 2002 -- Saw action in 12 of 13 games and totaled 100 plays...worked as backup quarterback to Rex Grossman but served as the starting punter in seven games...also saw action as a wide receiver in eight games...completed 7-of-10 passes for 96 yards...caught two passes for 14 yards and rushed 11 times for 51 yards...averaged 35.2 yards on 46 punts...named a team captain for LSU game...led Florida on eight-play, 68-yard scoring drive versus Auburn to stake the Gators to 14-0 lead...had a pair of runs over 10 yards (14 yards vs. UAB and 11 yards vs. Auburn)...booted a 70-yard punt in collegiate punting debut versus Mississippi for fifth longest kick in Florida history...recorded a 54-yard punt versus LSU. 2001 -- Member of scout team...awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility...captured Florida's John Eibner Award, which is presented annually to the scout team unsung hero. High School: Considered one of the nation's top prep quarterbacks in 2000...named to prestigious Parade All-America Team...named to PrepStars All-America Dream Team...publication ranked him among the nation's top dozen QBs...ranked among the nation's top five prep QBs by National Bluechips...ranked among the nation's top 20 QBs by Prep Football Report and among the nation's top 15 signal-callers by Rivals.com...named to SuperPrep's All-America team...that publication ranked him the top player in the state of Tennessee and among the nation's top 25 QBs...twice earned Division II Tennessee Player-of-the-Year...led Montgomery Bell Academy to three consecutive Tennessee state championships with 32 consecutive wins and final USA Today National Top 25 rankings in both 1999 and 2000...completed 62-of-137 passes for 964 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 935 yards as a senior...converted 6-of-9 field goal attempts in 2000 with three field goals better than 50 yards, including a school record 56-yarder. Personal: Full name is Harry Ingle Martin, IV...son of Harry and Anne Martin...born August 15, 1982, in Memphis, Tennessee...has completed all degree requirements as is expected to graduate in the spring of 2006 with a B.S. in business administration...wed former University of Alabama softball pitcher Jennifer Wright in January 2006.