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#54 John Martin
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Englewood, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek
Experience: Redshirt

AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.-RS) -- Enters the fall listed fourth at the “mike” inside linebacker position.  He had three tackles in the three main spring scrimmages.  He has added 15 pounds to his frame since coming to CU.

 

2003 (Fr.) -- Redshirted; he practiced all year at inside linebacker after joining the team as a walk-on in time for fall camp.

 

HIGH SCHOOL -- As a senior, he earned second-team All-Colorado and first-team all-Centennial League honors.  A SuperPrep preseason All-Midlands team member, he was also nominated for East-West All-America honors.  As a junior, he earned third-team all-league accolades.  A three-year starter at linebacker, he had 115 tackles, eight quarterback sacks, four fumble recoveries and two passes broken up his senior year.  He had 99 tackles with six sacks and an interception as a junior.  Creek, coached by his father, Rocky, was 6-4 his senior year, 9-3 his junior season and 5-5 his sophomore campaign.  He also lettered four times in track (throws; had a career best of 49-6 in the discus).

 

ACADEMICS -- He is majoring in communication at Colorado.

 

PERSONAL -- He was born July 22, 1984 in Denver.  His hobbies include weightlifting, and he has an interest in coaching.  Father (Rocky) played linebacker for the Buffaloes, lettering in 1967-68; older brother (Rocky Jr.) played inside linebacker at Colorado State.

 

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