AT COLORADO: 2006 (Sr.)—Had not seen action in the first three games of the season, but when three-year starter Mark Fenton went down with a broken leg early in the Georgia game, he was pressed into action and responded well. He would play the last 50 snaps of that game and then start the next seven, seeing action for 453 offensive plays for the season. Though the backup long snapper, he was never called upon in that role. In the postseason, he was invited to play in the Hula Bowl All-Star game. He practiced at both center and guard in the spring, and actually had entered the fall listed second at left guard on the depth chart.
2005 (Jr.)—He saw action in nine games (no starts, all regular season), appearing in eight games as a backup center and one other on the FG/PAT unit on special teams (four snaps). In 62 snaps from scrimmage, he graded out with a 2.42 average on a 0-4 point per play system and had two knockdown blocks. He enrolled at CU in time for the spring semester and thus participated in spring drills.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (Fr./Soph., 2003-04)—He lettered twice at center at the City College of San Francisco. A first-team all-NorCal Conference performer during those years under coach George Rush, he started all 24 games and helped lead the Rams to a combined two-year record of 23-1. He only allowed one quarterback sack as a sophomore as CCSF went on to claim its fifth-straight conference championship with an 11-1 record. In 2003, CCSF was crowned conference and California State champs, en route to winning the national title with an impressive 12-0 undefeated season, his two biggest moments of his junior college career.
HIGH SCHOOL—He lettered three years in football playing on the offensive line and at defensive tackle. Very impressively, he never gave up a sack during his entire three-year varsity career, as he was a team captain in 2001 and 2002, while also being named the team’s outstanding lineman both seasons. As a senior, he garnered first-team all-metro and all-city accolades to help pave the way for Lowell’s 342 yards per game rushing average; in addition, he only committed two penalties. On defense he racked up 63 tackles (42 solo), including 18 for losses, with 6.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and two pass breakups. He also blocked one punt that he returned for a touchdown. During his junior campaign he was an all-city selection once again, committing only five penalties; he also totaled 26 stops (14 solo), nine tackles for loss, with 3.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and two pass deflections. He earned all-city honorable mention honors as a sophomore for his O-line play, as well. The top highlights of his prep career include going undefeated in league play his senior year, and winning the 2002 city championship game 52-23 over Carlmont. In that contest, MacMartin helped clear a path for his tailback to gain 286 yards and score six touchdowns. Under coach Jason Krolikowski, Lowell was 11-1 his senior year and captured the 2002 league and city championships. His team finished 7-4 his junior season and went 6-5 during his sophomore campaign. He also lettered once in track with a personal best shot put of 48-0 and discus throw of 152-0. Both marks came during Lowell’s 2003 run to the city and league championships, as he was named the Most Outstanding Thrower in league finals competition. He also lettered once in basketball (playing power forward).
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in chemical engineering at Colorado and is set to graduate in May 2007. During high school, he scored a 1410 on the SAT and graduated with a 3.65 grade point average. As a senior, he was a College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete selection, a National Honor Roll member and National Merit Scholar semifinalist.
PERSONAL—Born February 16, 1985 in San Francisco. His hobbies include playing basketball, singing and music in general. He was a member of his high school chamber choir, and also interned during the summer at a Bay Area Alzheimer’s research lab.