Martell played in a college offense that rarely featured the tight end in the passing game – which explains how a player who saw action in 40 games has so few receptions. Despite his receiving statistics at Michigan, which were clearly low due to the system, Martell knows how to catch a football: Coming out of high school, Martell had 65 career receptions for 1,362 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was selected to the USA Today All-Second team as a receiver, was a PrepStar Magazine All-American, was a four-star recruit, and was rated the No. 20 receiver in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 29 receiver in the nation by Rivals.com. Martell’s size, willingness to block, and ability to catch will make him an outstanding prospect in the NFL. Had he played in a different system, we’d be talking about him as a no-doubt first or second day pick.
Atlas Strategies is proud to represent Martell Webb, a player who was underutilized in his college system but who has excellent hands and outstanding blocking capabilities. ”Martell is a force and was highly sought last year. He had more than 12 teams from which to choose, and he’s thrilled to head to camp in 2012 with the Cardinals,” commented Atlas President Mark Magazu. ”We’ve believed in Martell from Day One, and with a full training camp (his rookie year was marred by the lockout), he’ll open some eyes.”
At Michigan … four-year letterman … played in 38 career contests and made three career starts at tight end … caught nine passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns … has three career special teams tackles … special teams contributor.
Senior (2010) … earned fourth varsity letter … appeared in all 13 contests and made two starts … posted five receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown … played tight end and special teams vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) … selected as a game captain against Notre Dame (Sept. 11), seeing game action as a reserve tight end … played tight end and special teams vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) … appeared as a reserve at tight end vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) … made his 30th career appearance as backup tight end at Indiana (Oct. 2) … caught his first pass of the season for a 12-yard touchdown as a reserve at tight end vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) … selected as a game captain vs. Iowa (Oct. 16), catching one pass for three yards at tight end … caught one pass for 15 yards and contributed on special teams at Penn State (Oct. 30) … substituted in at tight end and H-back vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) … matched a career long with a 28-yard reception as a backup tight end against Purdue (Nov. 13) … caught one pass for nine yards in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) … selected as a game captain at Ohio State (Nov. 27), starting at tight end … appeared as a reserve tight end vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Junior (2009) … earned third varsity letter … played all 12 games at tight end and made one start … caught four passes for 44 yards and one touchdown … hauled in first career score on a 28-yard pass vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) … played tight end and on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) … saw action at tight end vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) … gained first career reception on a four-yard pass vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) … saw action at tight end and on special teams vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) … played tight end at Michigan State (Oct. 3) … appeared at tight end and on special teams at Iowa (Oct. 10) … caught a 28-yard TD pass from Denard Robinson against Delaware State … recorded a six-yard reception vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) … saw game action at tight end against Illinois (Oct. 31), Purdue (Nov. 7) and Wisconsin (Nov. 14) … made first career start at tight end and caught a six-yard pass vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Sophomore (2008) … earned second varsity letter … appeared in three games … made season debut on special teams vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) … contributed on special teams at Penn State (Oct. 18) … played on special teams vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) … traveled but did not see game action at Purdue (Nov. 1), Minnesota (Nov. 8) or Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Freshman (2007) … earned first varsity letter … played in 10 games … assisted on three special teams tackle … made career debut on special teams vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1) … played special teams against Oregon (Sept. 8) … played snaps at tight end and assisted on a special teams tackle vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 15) … saw special teams action in Big Ten opener against Penn State (Sept. 22) … made first career road trip but did not see game action at Northwestern (Sept. 29) … played on punt return team vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) … saw action at tight end and on special teams against Purdue (Oct. 13) … played as reserve tight end at Illinois (Oct. 20) … saw action at tight end and on special teams against Minnesota (Oct. 27) … assisted on a special teams tackle in road games at Michigan State (Nov. 3) and Wisconsin (Nov. 10) … did not see game vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17) or Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).
Prep … attended Northern High School (2006) coached by Keith Stephens … Key Statistics … caught 65 passes for 1,362 yards and scored 25 touchdowns during career … returned 11 career punts for 301 yards … tallied 25 career total tackles and 4.5 career sacks from the linebacker position … made 31 catches for 862 yards and scored 12 TDs as a senior … had 11 punt returns for 301 yards during senior season … contributed 24 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 11 assisted tackles on defense as a senior … posted 500 yard receiving and seven touchdowns as a junior … Honors and Rankings … selected to the USA Today All-USA second team as a tight end/wide receiver … PrepStar Magazine All-American … four-star recruit and the No. 20 receiver in the country by Scout.com … four-star prospect, the No. 29 wide receiver in the country and the No. 12 player in the state of Michigan according to Rivals.com … selected as the No. 10 player in the state of Michigan on The Detroit News Blue Chip list … tabbed No. 20 prospect on Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest listing … rated as the No. 23 receiver in the nation in the Velocity-PrepStar Top 250 … received all-state honorable mention distinction on offense from the Detroit Free Press following senior season … named All-Oakland County by the area coaches … Other Sports … attended the Adidas Basketball Camp in Atlanta.
Personal … Martell T. Webb was born November 10, 1989, in Pontiac, Mich. … attended the 2006 Michigan Summer Football Camp … enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts … general studies major.