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Martens All Set For NFL Combine

By NATE GRIFFIN, SportsRadio 610
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(credit: Rice Athletics)

(credit: Rice Athletics)

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HOUSTON (CBS-Houston) – One of the most decorated punters in the history of Rice Football, 6’6” former Owl All-American punter, Kyle Martens, will have the opportunity to show the NFL just how talented he is. He will board a flight Wednesday morning to participate in the 2012 NFL Combine.

Martens is one of two Rice Owls invited. The other is defensive end Scott Solomon. However, Martens is one of 11 kickers who will participate in the punting and kicking activities on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Martens says the realization has finally hit.

“It’s a lot different than college to say the least. But, it’s still an amazing feeling just having this opportunity to just get to do this.”


The Spearfish, South Dakota native was a Ray Guy Award candidate for three consecutive seasons. His 43.6 per punt average on a career-high 78 boots ranked 18th nationally and second in Conference USA in 2011. Martens was also first-team All C-USA, Phil Steele, and College Football News selections.

Because of his standout college career, Martens was selected to play in the Players All Star Classic held back on February 4th, 2012. NFL scouts attended that game and began the process of getting to know some of the possible NFL draft picks.

Martens says that was a subtle hint that this game of football is all business.



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