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Kareem Martin
OLB #96
Height:
6-6
Weight:
272
Age:
24
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
3
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 20 18 2 3.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 3 0
2016 ARI 8 0 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 ARI 16 2 9 7 2 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 ARI 11 2 8 8 0 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NE L 21-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 TB W 40-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF L 18-33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 LA L 13-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @SF W 33-21 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 NYJ W 28-3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SEA L 6-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CAR L 20-30 1 1 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 SF W 23-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @MIN L 24-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL L 19-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Pro Career: The Cardinals first selection in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Martin played in 27 games with four starts in his first two seasons.

2015: Played in all 16 games with two starts and had nine tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble … also recorded one tackle for loss, four QB hits, one QB pressures and two special teams tackles … added four tackles in two playoff games … split a sack with Markus Golden in the fourth quarter @ Chi (9/20) … made first start of the season, starting at DT for the injured Frostee Rucker @ SF (11/29) … registered his second career full sack and forced fumble vs. GB (12/27); took down Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter and the fumble on the play was recovered by Cory Redding and returned 36 yards for a TD; helped Cardinals total nine sacks in the game (third-best single-game total in franchise history and most since recording 10 sacks on 12/7/86 at Philadelphia); tied his career high with three tackles, including one for loss … started for the injured Markus Golden and collected three tackles vs. Sea (1/3/16) … assisted on two tackles in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … recorded two assisted tackles in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

Pro Career: The Cardinals first selection in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Martin played in 27 games with four starts in his first two seasons.

2015: Played in all 16 games with two starts and had nine tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble … also recorded one tackle for loss, four QB hits, one QB pressures and two special teams tackles … added four tackles in two playoff games … split a sack with Markus Golden in the fourth quarter @ Chi (9/20) … made first start of the season, starting at DT for the injured Frostee Rucker @ SF (11/29) … registered his second career full sack and forced fumble vs. GB (12/27); took down Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter and the fumble on the play was recovered by Cory Redding and returned 36 yards for a TD; helped Cardinals total nine sacks in the game (third-best single-game total in franchise history and most since recording 10 sacks on 12/7/86 at Philadelphia); tied his career high with three tackles, including one for loss … started for the injured Markus Golden and collected three tackles vs. Sea (1/3/16) … assisted on two tackles in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … recorded two assisted tackles in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

2014: Played in 11 games (two starts) and recorded eight tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a pass defensed on the defensive line … also had four QB pressures and two QB hits … made NFL debut and collected first career tackle @ NYG (9/14) … made first career start vs. SF (9/21); recorded two solo tackles, two QB pressures and one QB hit … started for the second straight game and had three solo tackles and his first career pass defensed @ Den (10/5) … recorded first career sack and forced fumble by Austin Davis that was returned by Antonio Cromartie for a TD in the fourth quarter vs. StL (11/9); play gave the Cardinals a 31-14 lead with under four minutes left; also had one QB pressure and a QB hit … had one QB pressure @ Atl (11/30) … inactive the next four games … inactive for Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

College: Started 41 of 49 games at North Carolina and recorded 178 tackles (92 solo), 19.5 sacks, 45.5 tackles for loss and 24 QB pressures … also registered 13 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries … his 45.5 tackles for loss ranked fifth on the UNC career list behind William Fuller (57.0), Julius Peppers (53.0), Greg Ellis (50.0) and Marcus Jones (46.0), while his 19.5 sacks finished seventh-best on the school’s all-time chart … beginning with his sophomore season in 2011, started the final 38 games of his collegiate career … as a senior in 2013, was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection from the team’s coaches and an All-American third-team selection from The NFL Draft Report … started all 13 games and earned a spot in the Senior Bowl after recording a career-high 82 tackles (46 solo) as he ranked third in the conference and eighth in the nation with 11.5 sacks, the fourth-best sack total by a Tar Heel player in team history … also ranked third in the ACC and fifth in the FBS with 21.5 tackles for losses, the sixth-best total in school history and 16th best total in ACC annals … paced the team with 14 QB pressures as he ranked fourth in the league with three forced fumbles, recovering two … an All-ACC second-team selection as a junior in ‘12, started all 12 games and ranked fourth in the conference and second on the team with 15.5 tackles for loss, adding four sacks and eight QB pressures … also forced and recovered a fumble while registering three passes defensed ... as a sophomore in ‘11, began a streak of 38 consecutive starts by starting all 13 games at right DE … finished the regular season with 40 tackles (20 solo), seven tackles for loss, four sacks, a fumble recovery, six passes defensed and five QB pressures … played in 11 games with three starts as a true freshman in ‘10, recording 16 tackles (seven solo), with 1.5 tackles for loss, two QB pressures and a pass defensed.

Personal: Attended Roanoke Rapids (NC) High School where he was a standout in football, basketball and track … twice named the area Defensive Player of the Year and was selected the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) Athlete of the Year … as a senior, led team to an undefeated season and a conference title … finished the season with 163 tackles, 10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four sacks and one INT, adding 25 tackles for a loss ... delivered 121 tackles and five sacks as a junior … named the fifth-best player in the state by The Charlotte Observer and was invited to play in North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl, where he earned MVP honors after recording eight tackles, a tackle for loss, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble which led to a TD … was a hurdler and long jumper for the track team … majored in Public Policy.

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