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    Derek Martinez
    Derek Martinez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Jose, Calif.

    High School:
    Bellarmine College Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 305

    Position:
    OL

    Birthdate:
    06/18/1981



    General: Played in 30 games, starting the first four of 2002.

    2002: Started first four games at right tackle and came off the bench in the eight league games ... Played in 18 previous games until earning four starts this year ... Slowed in preseason with a back ailment ... With Jeff Roehl hurt, played extensively at Penn State.

    2001: Appeared in 10 games, all in a reserve role at left tackle behind Leon Brockmeier ... Did not see action versus Ohio State.

    2000: Played in eight games at offensive tackle.

    1999: Redshirted ? Named scout of the week once.

    High School: Named first-team all-conference in football and basketball ... San Jose Mercury News Player of the Week ... Named Athlete of the Year 1999 by the San Jose Sports Authority ... Recorded 16 tackles, one sack and four pass deflections as a defensive lineman ... Lettered seven times as a prep (2?football, 3?basketball, 2?track) ... Finished fourth in the state in the shot put ... Puts the shot 60 feet .5 inches, and holds the Bellarmine record ... Averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds in basketball ... High school coach was Mike Janda.

    Personal: Born Derek Phillip Martinez on 6/18/81 ? Son of Gary and Margaret Kirk ? Political science major.

    The Martinez File
    Q. The one thing I can't stand is: I can't gain weight.
    Q. I'd give anything to meet: Joe Montana
    Q. If I could change one thing about myself: I would show more emotion on the field.