MINERS

Jose Martinez
10  Jose Martinez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
South

Last College:
Bakersfield College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
K

Experience:
1L

2007 (JUNIOR): One of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, presented to the nation's top place kicker ... first team All-Conference USA by the coaches and second team by the media ... tied for 30th in the country in field goals, averaging 1.4 per game ... also 52nd nationally in scoring (7.9 ppg) ... second in Conference USA in kicking scoring, third in field goals, seventh in scoring and eighth in PAT percentage (.957) ... finished the year 17-for-20 on field goals and 44-for-46 on PATs for a total of 95 points ... was also 4-for-5 on onside kicks ... hit 9-of-11 field goal attempts from 40 yards or more with both misses coming from 50+ yards ... averaged 65.5 yards on 62 kickoffs with 19 touchbacks ... had the third-most field goals and PATs in a season in UTEP history ... his field goal percentage (.850) ranks second in Miner annals ... two-time Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for his performances versus East Carolina and Houston ... tied the school record by making five field goals against the Pirates, scoring a season-high 18 points ... set a C-USA record by connecting on a 57-yard field goal versus the Cougars ... opened the season by converting 28 consecutive PATs over the first seven games ... scored 10 points versus Texas Southern and at Rice ... nailed a 51-yard field goal in the season opener against New Mexico ... credited with four tackles on special teams for the season.

2006: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Ranked as the top junior college kicking prospect in the country by Chris Sailer Kicking ... overall, rated the fifth-best kicking prospect nationally by Chris Sailer Kicking ... kicked two seasons at Bakersfield College for coach Jeff Chudy ... Bakersfield College's Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005 ... named the offensive MVP at the 2005 Golden Empire Bowl ... second team All-Western State Conference as a sophomore ... converted 81.3 percent (13-of-16) of his field goal attempts with a long of 52 yards in 2005 ... drilled 52-of-53 (98.1 percent) of his point after touchdown tries as a sophomore ... averaged 78.2 yards on kickoffs ... Bakersfield College finished 9-3 in 2005 ... handled kickoff and some punting duties as a freshman ... Bakersfield was 7-4 in 2004 ... played football one year as a prep at South HS in Bakersfield for coach Steve Napier ... All-Area punter and first team All-Southwest Yosemite League as a senior ... set the South school record with a 49-yard field goal and had nine touchbacks in one game to break another ... converted 34-of-35 (97.1 percent) of his PAT tries and was 4-of-7 on field goal attempts ... lettered three years in soccer as well ... gained the Jockey Club Award as Bakersfield's top athlete in the city ... selected to the All-North HS Tournament team ... soccer Offensive MVP of the Southwest Yosemite League in 2004 ... scored a school-record 22 goals to go along with 13 assists as a senior ... attended Willow Glen HS in San Jose, Calif., as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Parents are Jose and Grace Duran ... has three older brothers (Franky Barr, Joey Murillo, Thomas Murillo) ... full name is Jose Martinez, Jr. ... born 7/24/86 (San Jose, Calif.) ... multidiscplinary studies major.

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