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14 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Marvin Martin

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In which BracketCat counts down the 14th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Marvin Martin.

#14 Tyrone Lewis
Freshman defensive back Tyrone Lewis (14) transferred to Louisiana during the offseason, so now his position and jersey number will be inherited by frosh defensive back Marvin Martin.
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NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.

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#14 Marvin Martin

True Freshman | 6-0 | 185 lbs. | Vicksburg, Mississippi
Marvin Martin
Marvin Martin
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Marvin Martin (b. Dec. 28, 2002) is a physical, violent young defensive back from Trinity Christian School in Texas, who plans on majoring in applied business and technology.

He’ll likely redshirt in 2021 given our impact transfers but there is a chance he sees the field.

Born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Martin earned first-team all-district honors as a junior at Vicksburg High School when he led the Gators with 80 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks and five forced fumbles. He also spent his sophomore season at Vicksburg High.

Martin then transferred to Trinity Christian and played his senior year for the Tigers under head coach Andre Hart. He was rated the 56th-best safety in the Class of 2021 by ESPN.

Martin helped Trinity to earn an 8-3 record and a national championship by defeating HEIR Eagles Academy (Wash.) in the Christian Athletic League’s national championship game.

He picked K-State over offers from Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Boston College, Jackson State, Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Monroe, Murray State, Southern Miss and Troy.

Martin’s primary recruiter was his new position coach, defensive coordinator and safeties coach Joe Klanderman.

He was a rated a three-star safety by most recruiting services and has been compared to former K-State safety Dante Barnett by some analysts.