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2015 Football Top Plays: #9 - Martin Hits 50-Yarders
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/17/2015
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DURHAM, N.C. - As Duke prepares for the postseason, Blue Devil Network and will count down the top plays from the first 12 games of the 2015 season. The site will feature one highlight per day with the top play revealed on Saturday, December 26 when the Blue Devils (7-5) participate in the program’s fourth consecutive bowl game, meeting Indiana (6-6) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
Senior kicker Ross Martin provided the No. 9 play of the regular season with three 50+ yard field goals. This season, Martin has made 23 field goals, tied for second most nationally and the most in a year at Duke. His 50+ yard blasts came against Boston College (53 yards), Pittsburgh (51 yards) and Wake Forest (51 yards). Martin’s seven career field goals of 50 or more yards are the most in Blue Devil history. Among the NCAA’s active kickers, Martin ranks first in field goals (75) and second in points (416) while standing second in ACC history in career points and third in field goals.
A four-time All-ACC honoree, Martin was named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist for the third time in his career this season and was twice named the Lou Groza Award Start of the Week. He was also selected as the October 5 ACC Specialist of the Week after his three field goals against Boston College lifted Duke to a 9-7 victory.