Wes Martin
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Martin with the Washington Redskins in 2019
No. 60 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-09) May 9, 1996 (age 26)
West Milton, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Milton-Union
College:Indiana
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:32
Games started:11
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Wesley Martin (born May 9, 1996) is an American football offensive guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Indiana and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Martin grew up in West Milton, Ohio and attended Milton-Union High School. He was named the Southwestern Buckeye League Offensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and first team All-Ohio as a senior.[1] A 3-star recruit, Martin committed to Indiana over offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami (OH), and Ohio. [2]

College career

Martin spent five years with the Indiana Hoosiers, redshirting his true freshman season. He played in 50 total games for the Hoosiers, 43 of which were starts, and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten in his redshirt junior and senior seasons.[3]

Professional career

Washington Redskins / Football Team

Martin was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[4] Martin made his NFL debut on September 29, 2019, starting at right guard in place of starter Brandon Scherff in a 24-3 loss to the New York Giants.[5] Martin started the final three games on the season after Scherff was placed on season-ending injured reserved and finished his rookie season with nine games played and five starts.[6][7]

At the start of the 2020 season, Martin was named the starting left guard replacing Ereck Flowers, who left the team via free agency.[8] He started the first five games of the season before Saahdiq Charles was named the starting left guard over him going into Washington's week six game against the Giants and Wes Schweitzer was chosen to replace Charles when he suffered a knee injury.[9] He was released on August 31, 2021,[10] but re-signed to the practice squad the following day.[11]

New York Giants

Martin signed with the New York Giants on September 27, 2021.[12] On December 6, 2021, Martin was placed on reserve/COVID-19 list.[13] On December 16, 2021, Martin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.[14] He was waived on May 10, 2022.[15]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On May 11, 2022, Martin was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[16]

References

  1. ^ Brown, Josh (April 27, 2019). "Milton-Union grad Martin drafted by Washington Redskins". Troy Daily News. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Wes Martin Recruit Interests".
  3. ^ Cummings, Ian (April 27, 2019). "Redskins select Indiana OG Wes Martin with No. 131 overall pick". RiggosRag.com. FanSided. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "At long last, Redskins take a guard selecting Indiana's Wes Martin". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  5. ^ Canavan, Tom (September 29, 2019). "Redskins Lose to Giants 24-3". NBCWashington.com. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Camenker, Jacob (19 December 2019). "Wes Martin can make his case for a starting job with Brandon Scherff out". RiggosRag.com. FanSided. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  7. ^ Schumann, Mike (January 1, 2020). "Hoosiers in the NFL: Final 2019 Statistics and Notes". TheDailyHoosier.com. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Paras, Matthew (September 15, 2020). "'They got smacked in the face early:' Washington's left side of line cause for concern". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  9. ^ Walker, Rhiannon (November 2, 2020). "Other than QB, what are some substitutions WFT needs, or needed, to make?". The Athletic. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  10. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations (August 31, 2021). "Washington Makes Multiple Roster Moves". WashingtonFootball.com. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  11. ^ Washington Football Team Public Relations. "Washington Signs 15 Players To Practice Squad". WashingtonFootball.com. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  12. ^ Leonard, Pat (September 27, 2021). "Giants sign guard Wes Martin off Washington practice squad". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  13. ^ Benton, Dan (December 7, 2021). "Giants place Wes Martin on Reserve/COVID-19, sign Natrell Jamerson to practice squad". Giantswire.com.
  14. ^ Eisen, Michael (December 16, 2021). "Notebook: Giants deal with 7 players on COVID list". Giants.com.
  15. ^ "Giants Waive Four Ahead of Upcoming Rookie Minicamp | Sports Illustrated New York Giants News, Analysis and More". www.si.com. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  16. ^ "Roster Moves: OL and DE/OLB claimed, K Matthew Wright waived". jaguars.com. May 11, 2022.